About April Eight
April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast is a creative outpouring of original fairytale stories and songs for children from musician, writer, and educator April Combs Mann. April also shares her Stories Full of Songs nationally at festivals and events and leads storytelling and songwriting workshops for kids.
In days gone by...
our friend April fronted a raucous alt-rock band named Arson Garden. She jumped around on stages and sang her heart out on tours across the US and Europe, recorded in fancy studios like Prince’s Paisley Park, and did other prestigious stuff like recording a Peel Session at BBC Radio One in London and playing Lollapalooza. It was super fun.So how exactly did alt-rock April become April Eight? Well…
– One night, not so very long ago, I was reading a book to my dear young daughter. Suddenly, a band of Pixies wandered right across our page. I wondered what they might sound like and then, just like that, I knew. I could hear them perfectly. And that is when it all happened – in that moment I could hear the songs and see a whole new world of joyful, delightful ideas to sing and write about – and that’s how I became April Eight. –
April lives near the river in Cincinnati, Ohio with her two daughters and her dear husband. When April is not podcasting, writing stories and songs or making videos, leading workshops or performing, she works on her novel for middle school kids and teaches Extra Lesson at the Cincinnati Waldorf School with a certification from the Association for a Healing Education. And of course, she also walks her bossy little dog, Roxie.