Under the Big Umbrella
Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could
Join three-time Grammy nominee Brady Rymer for "Under the Big Umbrella" - an uplifting, sensory-friendly concert inspired by his work with children on the autism spectrum. Roots-y, rockin’ songs encourage individuality, kindness and build self-confidence; the performance brings children of all abilities together to understand, have fun and celebrate one another.
The song, "Under the Big Umbrella" came together as an anthem of sorts for the inaugural Big Umbrella Festival at Lincoln Center in April, 2018, the world's first month-long festival dedicated to arts programs for children on the autism spectrum and their families. As a featured artist at the Festival, Brady penned the new song and many more which will be featured on the forthcoming album titled Under the Big Umbrella in 2019.
In 2011, Rymer released Love Me For Who I Am, an album inspired by the students at New Jersey's Celebrate the Children School for children with alternative learning styles. Many of the lyrics came directly from the students at the school and the songs invite deeper understanding and appreciation of children with special needs, ultimately illuminating just how much we all have in common.
"[Brady Rymer] captures the uniqueness and spirit of children who may experience the world differently but are more alike than different and will resonate with all children and families who strive for understanding one another." – Serena Wieder, PhD Co-Founder of the DIR Model and ICDL and Clinical Director of the Profectum Foundation
"Rymer's music "starts out catchy and keeps its audience moving throughout. When it comes to entertaining kids, Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could definitely can."