Grammy-nominated songwriter Gunnar Madsen has written for the Minnesota Opera, Lincoln Center, National Public Radio, and the National Beef Council; he has performed on PBS, the BBC, The Tonight Show, the Smothers Brothers Show, and on every “Good Morning!” show in every city in the U.S. He founded the internationally acclaimed acapella group The Bobs, and for ten years was a driving creative force in their success.
Selections from his "Spinning World" CD are featured throughout HBO's "Sex and the City" and frequently on NPR. His documentary film about an organic farming community for mentally disabled people in Russia was an official selection of the Ojai International Film Festival.
His family CDs, "Old Mr. Mackle Hackle" and “Ants in My Pants!”, have won virtually every major honor for children's music, including the coveted Parents’ Choice Gold Award. Little, Brown recently published "Old Mr. Mackle Hackle", the book based on the song of the same name. His latest CD, "I'm Growing", was released in spring 2008.
Little-known fact: Madsen provided the vocals for the Sammy Davis, Jr. character in HBO’s Emmy Award-winning feature movie, The Rat Pack.
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