Laurie Berkner’s Rocketship Run CD
Have you ever heard of Laurie Berkner? Well if you haven’t I am excited to introduce you to my all-time favorite children’s singer. A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Record.
My sister introduced me to the Laurie Berkner band when the CD Victor Vito came out when my 1st son was born. I still remember putting that CD in and listening to it the first time…I was hooked! To this day, Victor Vito remains the favorite in our house. When my sister told me theLaurie Berkner band put out another CD last year (I know I am a year late but in my defense I was dealing with a newborn then) I knew I had to introduce you to this band.
The new CD Rocketship Run portrays a musical journey on a rocket ship in search of treasure. 20 new songs and arrangements ranging from a a Brazilian samba, to an Irish jig, to a folk song set against a gospel/country background are found on this CD. My boys and I listened to this CD this past week and just like her other CDs we were up and dancing. My personal favorites are Mouse in My Toolbox (which made my older son run and get all of his tools), All Around My Room, Five Days Old, Winter Lullaby (which put my 15 month old to sleep), Let’s Samba (a guaranteed get up and dance song), Balance Beam, andWalk Along the River. Whew, quite a few made my favorite list!
I will still admit Victor Vito remains my favorite CD from this band but Rocketship Run will be in the CD player for quite some time. I also like that Laurie’s concern for the environment ahs prompted her to make the switch to “green” packaging for Rocketship Run, using an ecofriendly package made entirely of post-consumer recycled paper, rather than the standard plastic jewel case. You can purchase this CD at her website for only $15.