Monday, December 17, 2012

A Laurie Berkner Christmas

I recently had the opportunity to review the latest album from recording artist Laurie Berkner.  The following is my review for Washington Family Magazine.  Be sure to visit their website for all of the latest product reviews, as well as a helpful article by Rich Anton of Blue Waters Vacations on holiday travel for families.  Click HERE to read his article.  Be sure to pick up this great CD of seasonal tunes for the trip!

USA Today calls her “The undisputed queen of kindie rock”. Parenting Magazine calls her “The pied piper of preschool”, and Time Magazine labels her as “A kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow”. The award-winning recording artist, Laurie Berkner, has just released her first ever Christmas album from the Two Tomatoes Records/Razor & Tie recording label. On this album, she is accompanied her band mates, Susie Lampert, Adam Bernstein and Bob Golden on keyboards, bass and percussion. Respected recording artists Brady Rymer and Elizabeth Mitchell also join in on this album, which was released October 30, 2012.

The track listing for this CD includes a total of 15 tracks with popular tunes like “Jingle Bells”, “Little Drummer Boy”, “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”, among others. Her rendition of “Silent Night”, featuring Elizabeth Mitchell, is a peaceful and beautiful lullaby as enjoyable to listen to for the parents as it is for the children. The addition of “Children Go Where I Send Thee”, featuring Brady Rymer, is upbeat and a fresh addition that doesn’t disappoint. She also includes a song for those celebrating Hanukkah, “Candle Chase”. Three original songs are recording on this album by the highly acclaimed artist. These are “Santa’s Coming To My House”, “Candy Cane Jane” and “Christmas Lights”. The music video for “Candy Cane Jane” has been uploaded to YouTube by the Laurie Berkner Band. With a tune so catchy and graphics so sugary cute, your little one will request you play it over and over!

To learn more, you can find The Laurie Berkner Band on Facebook, and well as check out the website at The CD retails on this site for $15. The digital download is available for $9.99 from the website or itunes. You can also find this CD at Wal-Mart for just under $12.

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