Songwriter, storyteller, cartoonist and improv performer Keith Munslow is coming to two Long Island libraries Tuesday to kick off his seventh and newest family album, "Tiny Destroyer."
"My kids' show is very much a sort of burrito of stand-up comedy, storytelling, music, improv and audience participation," Munslow said in a telephone interview from his home of Providence, Rhode Island.
Munslow, 49, has a 2-year-old son named Luc -- his own toddler Tiny Destroyer. Munslow's new perspective on the chaos of family life has resulted in 10 songs and two stories compiled on the album. Songs include "Coffee Breath" and "Dad Is Taking a Nap"; the stories are "Old Joe's Bones" and "Princess Pepper's Story."
It wasn't until he became a dad that he understood what parents go through, he said. "I have a lot more empathy not just for parents in general but for my parents. I suddenly have a degree of respect I never had because I realize this is really hard."
Munslow is best known for his SiriusXM Satellite Radio hits "Leftovers" and "Watchin' All the Cars Go By." He has also collaborated with children's storyteller and Grammy winner Bill Harley on a CD called "It's Not Fair to Me. "
WHAT Children's performer Keith Munslow
WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m. Tuesday Jericho Library, 1 Merry Lane, and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Port Washington Library, 1 Library Dr.
INFO 516-935-6790 Jericho Library, 516-883-4400 Port Washington Library; keithmunslow.com