“The queen of kids’ music” — People Magazine
“Laurie Berkner does what Fred Rogers did: respect, validate, and reassure young children.” — Los Angeles Times
Laurie Berkner and the Laurie Berkner Band have filled countless venues nationwide with adoring fans, selling millions of albums, songs, and videos. Now young listeners ages 3 – 8 can join Laurie and her buddy, Thelonious Pig (Josiah Gaffney), as she whips up yummy food, songs, and stories in Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen.
Each chapter of this whimsical Audible Original features a different food and tells a new story set in the magical world of Juniper Fields with Laurie’s friends: Oscar Beebee the bumblebee, Layla Meeska the mouse, Tallulah Jones the dinosaur, and ferret cousins Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco.
Along with original new music, fans will hear recordings of some of the Laurie Berkner Band’s greatest hits, with Susie Lampert on keyboard, Bob Golden on drums and percussion, and Brady Rymer on bass. In addition to learning gentle lessons through Laurie’s storytelling and upbeat songs, families will receive a free PDF of Laurie’s favorite recipes. There’s even a musical bonus chapter at the end!
Those familiar with Berkner’s iconic songs, such as “We Are The Dinosaurs,” “Victor Vito,” “The Goldfish (Let’s Go Swimming),” and “I’m Gonna Catch You,” will hear the music throughout the series and recognize themes and imagery playfully reimagined in the vibrant world of Juniper Fields.
Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen is available to Audible members for free during the month of November. The November price for non-members is $5.95 for the entire series. After November, the series price will be $5.95 for everyone. Orders may be placed HERE.
Laurie Berkner has received tremendous critical acclaim. USA Today named Laurie “the undisputed queen of kindie rock.” Time Magazine lauded her as “a kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow … Berkner inhabits a kid’s curious perspective in her lyrics and pens folk-pop melodies that bear repeated — very repeated — listenings.” The Wall Street Journal called Laurie “one of the most popular children’s performers in America … her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.” NPR’s All Things Considered declared, “Laurie Berkner is like a goddess to these children.”
Laurie Berkner Performance Highlights – Dec. 2018 – March 2019
Dec. 1 – Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY – Two Holiday Shows!
Dec. 9 – Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ – Holiday Show!
Dec. 15 – Garde Arts Center, New London, CT – Holiday Show!
Dec. 16 – Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA – Holiday Show!
Jan. 27 – The Paramount, Huntington, NY
Feb. 24 – Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD – Two Shows!
March 2 – McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ – Two Shows! (including a “Relaxed Performance” in the morning)
For more information about Laurie Berkner or to schedule an interview, please contact Elizabeth Waldman Frazier at Waldmania PR: 415-334-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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