Planet Nanny Explores: Music Edition

February 19, 2018

Tallulah's Daddy (Matt Lynch)



Sometimes when people talk about kid musicians, we hear parents and caregivers groan. Nothing against Barney but kids and their grownups sometimes want something a little different. Enter Tallulah's Daddy (or Mr. Matt, as the kids call him). Matt Lynch is a stellar children's musician that plays music that both kids and adults can enjoy.


He often takes requests but it's the staples that keeps families coming back week after week. From the kids favorite "We are the dinosaurs" to "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash, there is a little something for most every taste. His rendition of "Boris the Spider" by The Who has a happier ending than the original and always elicits giggles from the toddlers dancing on the stage while he performs. While Matt isn't the only children's musician popular in Portland, his upbeat demeanor and universally enjoyable songs keep his shows very popular by a loyal group of young followers (and their grown ups). The kids love when he asks to start a band with the audience and brings out his large bag of egg shaped shakers to share.


Personally, we enjoy visiting him at Mississippi Pizza in NE Portland but he plays all over the city (and does birthday parties!). Check out more info about where to find Tallulah's Daddy below and let us know what you think of his show! 


The info!


Cost to visit: Donations happily accepted (usually around $5).


Ages: All ages! Really. It is a fun show for everyone but we especially love to see the toddlers up there dancing like crazy. 


Location: Matt plays all over the city. Please visit his web calendar for his current schedule.


Duration: Most of his shows are about an hour.


Parking: Varies by location




Why do we love it?: Great family friendly music for all ages. Matt is welcoming and a great showman. When he suggests starting a band with the audience and the maracas come out, the room is full of smiles!


Our advice: Plan ahead and try to get their a little early to get a good seat. He's a popular act!


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