Friday, January 22, 2010
Ralph’s good example: Bad Examples singer returns to Springfield with rock for kids
Ralph Covert returns to Springfield on Saturday with Ralph’s World, his kid-centric rock band. The group will perform in the morning at the University of Illinois Springfield, and then will give a private concert for patients and staff at St. John’s Children’s Hospital that afternoon. Sangamon Auditorium is promoting both performances.
Covert came to kids music by accident.
His daughter Fiona was enrolled in Wiggleworms, a kids music class at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music, when Covert was asked to teach some of the classes.
“I think the exact thing I said was ‘No, I’m not your kindergarten guy,’ ” Covert said. But they kept asking and told Covert they wanted him to be himself in front of the class, so Covert finally agreed.'
Article by Brian Mackey
The State Journal-Register