Marsha and The Positrons
227 Maple Ave
Vienna, VA, 22180
Doors 10:00 AM / Show 10:30 AM
This event is all ages
Marsha and The Positrons
Marsha and the Positrons play fun, positive songs about science & how the world works, with shows that are playful, educational, and entertaining for kids and grown-ups too.
Kathy O’Connell, host of WXPN Kids Corner, calls Marsha a “DC rocker who takes an occasional jazzy turn” and says their new record, Positronic, features “some terrific collaborations with other kindie folk.” A winner of a 2019 Parents’ Choice Foundation
Gold Award , Positronic is earning enthusiastic airplay across the U.S. from Sirius/XM and a host of other outlets, and in Canada and Australia too. Like Marsha’s earlier solo effort Gravity Vacation, the new release has won praise and songwriting awards for its clever lyrics, positive messages, and catchy sound.
The Washington Post calls Marsha and the Positrons "...among the Washington area's most creative and distinctive" children's musicians. According to the Baltimore Fishbowl, "talented/celebrated/scientifically astute yet adorably warm and amusing...Goodman-Wood has a reputation for getting kids up and dancing.”
Besides getting audiences singing along and dancing to songs that inspire curiosity about science, the band plays kid-appropriate pop covers, parodies, and traditional favorites. They send families home with smiles on their faces and plant the seeds for good conversations.
With songs described by the School Library Journal as “a unique blend of science and positive social messages encompassed within toe tapping melodies and sing-along worthy lyrics,” the show’s been a Washington Post Going Out Guide Editor’s Pick.
Kids Can Groove music blog calls lead singer, songwriter and guitar player, Marsha Goodman-Wood, ”…a ninja in disguise. She is a DC-based singer/songwriter who makes music for clever kids with sharp imaginations and active minds brimming with curiosity…As a songwriter, Marsha brings her educational background and combines it with her experience as a music and drama teacher as well as her role as a mom of three."
Marsha and the Positrons perform at schools, libraries, museums, theaters, concert series, festivals, fairs and more. Parenting blog We’ll Eat You Up, We Love You So says, “Goodman-Wood was no ordinary children's singer...She was very, very good. Her clear voice reminded me of Carole King…Her stage presence was lively without being grating, a highly delicate balance for a children's performer.”
Marsha and the Positrons feature skilled and smooth bass player Wardell Howell; gifted and instinctive drummer and vocalist, Kristen Arant ; and wonderful multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Ayanna Gallant . Whether playing as a duo, trio, or full band, Marsha and the Positrons always bring their positive energy and playfulness to the stage!
• Smoothie, juice, acai bowl, and coffee menu available
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