“The queen of kids’ music” – People
“Kids’-music alchemy at its finest.”– Entertainment Weekly
“Laurie Berkner does what Fred Rogers did: respect, validate and reassure young children.”– Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK – By popular demand, beloved children’s musician Laurie Berkner is back with a second season of Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen. Laurie’s 10-chapter Audible Original series will debut on Thursday, March 17, 2022.
“This series really comes from my heart,” says Laurie Berkner. “I love cooking, eating and growing food, and for years I had dreamed of doing a children’s series that took place in a fantastic kitchen. In Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen I was able to do just that, using the stories to bring the characters from my songs to life! And because it’s an Audible Original, the magical experience for the ‘Kitchen Kids’ who hear my stories starts with listening and expands as far as their imaginations will take them. I am thrilled to now be releasing 10 more chapters in Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen Season 2!”
Young listeners ages 3 to 8 will join Laurie Berkner, her buddy, Thelonious Pig (Josiah Gaffney), and his little sister, Rosetta Pig (Faye Marguerite Gardner), as they whip 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; ferret cousins Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco, and their new friend in Season 2, Harry Munkin, the chipmunk.
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, Brady Rymer on bass, and several special guest musicians. In addition to learning gentle lessons through Laurie’s storytelling and upbeat songs, there’s even a bonus chapter of all the music from the entire season at the end!
About Laurie Berkner:
One of the most popular children’s entertainers in the U.S., Laurie Berkner has filled countless venues nationwide with adoring fans. With an average of more than 16 million monthly streams and millions of albums, songs, and DVDs sold, Laurie’s songs have become beloved classics for children worldwide. The first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr., Laurie Berkner was featured in nearly all the episodes of the channel’s Jack’s Big Music Show. Laurie has released fourteen bestselling, award-winning albums and has authored a number of picture books based on her songs. She has also written the music and lyrics for three Off-Broadway children’s musicals produced by New York City Children’s Theater. Laurie has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the White House, among many other prestigious venues.
Laurie Berkner has received tremendous critical acclaim. USA Today named Laurie “the undisputed queen of kindie rock.” The New York Times dubbed her “the Adele of the preschool crowd.” 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.”
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