After six years in New York City playing in bands, Ethan Rossiter, a local teacher, moved to Cambridge in 2007 after the birth of his son Jack. As he settled into teaching and fatherhood, he realized that there was still a call to music, “the songs just started to happen” he recalls.
“I’d been looking for a way to get music back into my life and found myself drawing inspiration from my son Jack, and now my 10-month old son Kyle,” Rossiter says. After writing sporadically in his spare time for a few years, Rossiter realized he had enough material for an album, and made the decision to give music another shot—this time for younger ears.
In December of 2010 he took a trip to New York City to visit his old band, The Hartwells, and they spent a day recording songs. The result was Double Barrel Popsicle.
Featuring fourteen songs, of which over half are originals, Rossiter hopes the album will appeal to both kids and their parents. “That’s the hope, to create music that kids love but that won’t drive their parents crazy in the process,” he laughs. “I’m really into this, I hope it can be a fun hobby.”