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Award-Winning, Best-Selling Children’s Recording Artist Laurie Berkner To Release Six Remastered, Themed, Digital Albums June 16th

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Animal Songs - Classroom Favorites – Food Songs
Movement Songs – Nature Songs – Transportation Songs

“The queen of children’s music.” – People Magazine

“A kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow.” – Time Magazine

“One of the hippest children’s artists … Berkner’s a blast.” – FamilyFun

Beloved children’s recording artist and preschool TV favorite Laurie Berkner will release six fully remastered, “themed,” digital albums on June 16th (Two Tomatoes Records, distributed by Razor & Tie). Titled Laurie Berkner’s Animal Songs, Laurie Berkner’s Classroom Favorites, Laurie Berkner’s Food Songs, Laurie Berkner’s Movement Songs, Laurie Berkner’s Nature Songs, and Laurie Berkner’s Transportation Songs, these albums were personally curated by Laurie to support teachers, parents, or anyone needing a song with a particular theme.

 
Says Laurie, “I know, from being a preschool music teacher and a parent, how often I have found myself searching for good songs about a particular subject. I wanted to make that search easier, so I created six remastered, themed albums using my previously recorded, original songs. It was so fun to go through them all and watch the topics I write about the most emerge! I hope that through these curated albums, longtime fans will rediscover favorite songs, and new families will find themselves becoming longtime fans!”

Songs from six of The Laurie Berkner Band’s CDs are represented:  Whaddaya Think of That? (1997); Buzz Buzz (1998); Victor Vito (1999); Under A Shady Tree (2002); Rocketship Run (2008): and the DVD/CD Party Day! (2011). Because Laurie’s remastered, themed collections are digital downloads, the music is available at a substantial savings over the cost of purchasing physical CDs.

A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music more than fifteen years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records.  She is now widely recognized as a pioneer in the “kindie” music genre and was dubbed “The undisputed queen of kindie rock” by USA Today.  The Wall Street Journal noted “Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.”

Laurie was the first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr. and was featured in nearly all of the episodes of the channel’s Jack’s Big Music Show.   She currently stars in the animated musical short-form series Sing It, Laurie! on the Sprout preschool channel, and makes regular appearances on Sprout’s Sunny Side Up Show.  Laurie is a familiar presence on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live, where her “Instant Party” segments with daughter Lucy air throughout each day. Laurie also hosts a popular series of Kids Place Live specials titled Laurie Berkner’s Garden: Eat, Play, Grow.

The Laurie Berkner Band features: Laurie Berkner, vocals/guitar; Susie Lampert, keyboards; Brady Rymer, bass; and Bobby Golden, drums/percussion.  Visit www.laurieberkner.com for more about the band, including press photos and tour dates.  Media assets and press photos are also available here: www.razorandtiepublicity.com.

Laurie Berkner’s Animal Songs, Laurie Berkner’s Classroom Favorites, Laurie Berkner’s Food Songs, Laurie Berkner’s Movement Songs, Laurie Berkner’s Nature Songs, and Laurie Berkner’s Transportation Songs will be available for download at all digital retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

Album Details
For ages 0 – 7
Label: Two Tomatoes Records, distributed by Razor & Tie Release
Date: June 16, 2015
SRP for each album: $5.99 (digital download) 

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LAURIE BERKNER’S ANIMAL SONGS (Running Time: 44 minutes)

Laurie says: “I find animals incredibly fun to sing about. Perhaps it’s because I love making animal noises! Here is a collection of songs about all different kinds of animals – from bugs to baby rhinos, and dragons to dogs to dinosaurs. Have fun acting them out together!”

TRACK LISTING

Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)
The Goldfish
I Know A Chicken
Mouse In My Toolbox
Pig On Her Head
Party Day
Last Night I Had A Dream
Mister
We Are The Dinosaurs
Lots Of Little Pigs
Fast And Slow (The Rabbit And The Turtle)
Fireflies
Do The Dragon
Farm Song (That’s What I Did On The Farm)
Goodnight

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LAURIE BERKNER’S CLASSROOM FAVORITES (Running Time: 34 minutes)

Laurie says: “For me, writing music for young children started when I was a preschool music teacher. I found myself creating songs that would complement the curriculum in the classrooms and about other topics that I knew the kids were exploring. I also wrote songs that would work well in my own music room. Here is a collection of the ones that are favorites of kids and teachers alike.”

TRACK LISTING


Bottle Caps
These Are My Glasses
I’m Me And You’re You
My Family
The Story Of My Feelings
Telephone
One Seed
I’m Not Perfect
BOOTS
What Is The Color Of My Dreams?
123
Clean It Up
I’m Gonna Catch You
Mahalo

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 LAURIE BERKNER’S FOOD SONGS (Running Time: 28 minutes)

Laurie says: “Food is one of my favorite things to write songs about. In fact, it’s one of my favorite things, period! Whatever foods you like to eat, I hope you’ll find a song in this collection that makes you happy. You may even discover a food you have never tried before!”

TRACK LISTING

Victor Vito
Fruit Salad Salsa
Where Is The Cake?
I Feel Crazy So I Jump In The Soup
The Pretzel Store
Choc-o-lot In My Pock-o-lot
The Valley Of Vegetables
The Cookie Bakers Of The Night
Popcorn Calling Me
(I’m Gonna Eat) On Thanksgiving Day
Rhubarb Pie (Hot Commodity)
Ice Cream Cone

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 LAURIE BERKNER’S MOVEMENT SONGS (Running Time: 37 minutes)

Laurie says: “Music almost always makes me want to move. The songs in this collection are particularly good for getting everyone up and using their bodies. Dancing, jumping, spinning, marching and more … it’s all here. Let’s get started!”

TRACK LISTING

I’m Gonna Catch You
Monster Boogie
Balloons
Shakin’ Down The Sugar
All Around My Room
My Energy
Let’s Samba
Sneaks
Balance Beam
I Really Love To Dance
Song In My Tummy
Shake Your Body Down
BOOTS
Five Days Old

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LAURIE BERKNER’S NATURE SONGS (Running Time: 33 minutes)

Laurie says: “When I was compiling these collections, I had no idea I had written enough songs to make a whole Nature album! I was so happy to discover it, and I love the images in these songs. I hope they connect to your own love of this planet we all share.”

TRACK LISTING

One Seed
Moon Moon Moon
Walk Along The River
In The Clouds
What Falls In The Fall?
Stars Are Shining
Just Like The Sun
All The Planets
After It Rains
Can You Imagine?
Like A Seashell
Running Down The Hill
Under A Shady Tree

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LAURIE BERKNER’S TRANSPORTATION SONGS (Running Time: 24 minutes)

Laurie says: “What is more evocative than vehicles that move and take us places? This collection includes songs about the traditional trucks, cars, planes and boats, but also covers flying boxes, rocketships, and animal travel!”

TRACK LISTING

Rocketship Run
The Airplane Song
Fast And Slow (The Rabbit And The Turtle)
Drive My Car
Magic Box
Trucks
One More Stop On The Train
Pillowland
Blow A Kiss

For more information about Laurie Berkner or to schedule an interview, please contact
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