The Hipwaders is a kids' music group comprised of two paramedic partners and a high school teacher. Educated Kid is their third CD album release and features fourteen original pieces reflecting a wide range of musical styles that includes 1950s rock, 1960s pop melodies, and 1980s techno tunes -- all of which highlight guitars, crisp harmonies, strong melodies, kid-friendly lyrics, and a deft sense of humor. Flawlessly recorded and superbly performed, Educated Kid is an enthusiastically recommended addition for family, elementary school, and community library CD music collections for young children. --Midwest Book Review
Educated Kid offers up catchy songs with a variety of different styles that will make just about anyone in the family happy. Many of the songs are reminiscent of 1960s British Invasion-style classics, while there are obvious nods to other genres like '80s techno and early rock-and-roll. Mostly they're fun! The Hipwaders in fact made music for adults before focusing on children's music starting in 2003, so their tunes are energetic and catchy, and their lyrics, while obviously written to be kid-friendly, are humorous and witty enough to be enjoyed on equal terms by adults.