For Immediate Release January 13, 2014
Good Night, Sleep Tight, and Sweet Dreams!
“Laurie Berkner does what Fred Rogers did: respect, validate and reassure young children.” – Los Angeles Times
“The queen of children’s music.” – People Magazine
“Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them,
charming youngsters without boring grown ups.” – The Wall St. Journal
Best-selling, award-winning children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will release her first-ever lullaby album, Laurie Berkner Lullabies (Two Tomatoes Records/Razor & Tie, $13.98) April 8th. The album features traditional lullabies (“Hush Little Baby,” “Little Boy Blue”) as well as brand new songs to lull little ones to sleep (“Fireflies,” “All the Planets”). The album also includes re-worked versions of some of Laurie’s classic originals (“Under A Shady Tree,” “Five Days Old”) – and, of course, the beloved Laurie Berkner bedtime favorites “Moon Moon Moon” and “Goodnight.”
Laurie is joined on Laurie Berkner Lullabies by band mates Susie Lampert (keyboards), Brady Rymer (bass) and Bob Golden (drums, percussion). The album is enhanced by the voices of children including Laurie’s own daughter, Lucy!
Says Laurie, “I have been getting requests for this album for many years. I’ve now been a parent since 2004, and I’ve had a chance to feel that amazing experience of singing my own child to sleep. I’ve written lullabies for her and I’ve sung my favorites from my own childhood to her over the years. To me, making that time feel safe and full of love is so important. I hope some of these songs create some of those feelings and become as special to other families as they have been for mine.”
A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music over fifteen years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. Laurie currently stars in Sing It, Laurie!, an animated short-form series on the Sprout preschool TV channel, and makes frequent appearances on the network’s “Sunny Side Up Show” and in music videos.
Laurie Berkner Lullabies Track Listing
I Gave My Love A Cherry (The Riddle Song)
Sing Me A Song
Under A Shady Tree
Your Beautiful Eyes
Moon Moon Moon
Hush Little Baby
All Around My Room
What Is The Color Of My Dreams?
All The Planets
Little Boy Blue
In The Clouds
Like A Seashell
All Through The Night
Five Days Old
Stars Are Shining
For more information on Laurie Berkner, please contact Sarah Geist Rosen at SKG Publicity: 847.432.8177; firstname.lastname@example.org