KIDS’ MUSIC SUPERSTAR LAURIE BERKNER COMES TO AUDIBLE! WITH HER NEW AUDIBLE ORIGINAL SERIES ‘LAURIE BERKNER’S SONG AND STORY KITCHEN’
DEBUTING NOVEMBER 2, 2018
“The queen of children’s music” — People Magazine
“Laurie Berkner does what Fred Rogers did: respect, validate, and reassure young children.” — Los Angeles Times
Bestselling children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner is thrilled to announce her collaboration with Audible. Laurie’s new Audible Original series, Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen, will debut on November 2, 2018.
Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen weaves Laurie’s stories, original music, and age-appropriate themes into her fun-filled kitchen where she whips up yummy food, songs, and stories along with her sidekick, Thelonius Pig (Josiah Gaffney).
Each chapter in the multi-hour audio series revolves around a different food and story from the world of Juniper Fields — the magical home of Laurie’s friends Oscar Beebee the bumblebee, Layla Meeska the mouse, Tallulah Jones the dinosaur, and ferret cousins Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco. From there, Laurie adds in some of the greatest hits by The Laurie Berkner Band (with Susie Lampert – keyboard, Bob Golden – drums and percussion, and Brady Rymer – bass), brand new recordings, and story-based entertainment for kids aged 3-8.
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 re-imagined in the vibrant world of Juniper Fields. Important lessons and takeaway themes include: Choose to be Kind, Express Yourself, Find a Way to Help, Self-Confidence, and Be Curious.
Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen will be available to Audible members for free during the month of November. The November price for non-members will be $5.95 for the entire series. After November, the series price will be $5.95 for everyone.
Laurie Berkner is one of most popular children’s entertainers in the U.S. She and her band, The Laurie Berkner Band, have filled countless venues nationwide with adoring fans and sold millions of albums, songs, and videos.
Laurie 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 – Fall 2018
Oct. 20 – The Concert Hall, New York Society for Ethical Culture, NYC – Monster Boogie Halloween Concert!
Oct. 28 – The Gallo Center, Modesto, CA – Monster Boogie Halloween Concert!
Dec. 1 – Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY – Two Holiday Shows!
Dec. 9 – Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ – Holiday Show!