Music is a pretty big deal around here. Tim and I are both singers and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that at least one of our children will follow in our foot steps.
Recently I was given the chance to review a new CD by singer/songwriter Joanie Leeds. Since I’m always on the prowl for new music for the kids to listen to, either in the car or at the house, I was very interested when I was contacted about reviewing her new album, I’m A Rock Star (release date March 23rd).
And I have to say, it delivered! Her voice and enthusiasm are really great and the CD is full of wonderful songs that kids love and won’t bore adults. We’ve listened to it quite a bit in the last couple of weeks and just yesterday I was already singing along to all of the songs.
Little G loves the song “Jump, Jump” and he was also singing along to “Joanie Says” the other day (maybe he’s going to be my singer. fingers crossed.)
And The B Man totally appreciates “I Wanna Be Green” because that’s his favorite color. (The song is about taking care of the Earth and has a great message for kids.) Not to mention the tune is VERY ‘catchy!’
My favorite songs are “More Cowbell” (hilarious and kids sing in it too!) and “Give Me A Hug.”
Here’s a little bit more about Joanie:
From an email about Joanie: “Joanie’s soulful, “rock solid” voice plus a remarkable ability to connect with kids through her songwriting won her a 2008 Parents’ Choice Award for her debut children’s album, City Kid. Parents’ Choice reviewer Lynne Heffley praised Joanie’s “vivacious soprano and gentle rock ‘n roll approach.”
From the flyer I received with the CD: “After a friend suggested she get a job where she could sing for kids during the day (while working the club scene at night) she “found” herself while managing a Gymboree in Manhattan. Life clicked into place when Joanie realized that when she was with children, they transformed themselves into amazing creatures of joy, forgetting how to hold back. Seeing the kids get in touch with their true selves gave Joanie a sense of fulfillment that far surpassed playing for adults on the club circuit.”
All in all the CD is fabulous and I love playing it in the house while the boys “get down” and can enjoy the music instead of the television.
To win, please leave a comment letting me know a favorite song you love to sing with your kids or other kiddos in your life.
For an extra entry you can tweet about this give away and leave a second comment with a link to your tweet.
PLEASE MAKE SURE I HAVE A WAY TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU SHOULD WIN.
Giveaway will run until the end of this week, Friday, February 12th, and will end that day at 11:59 p.m. CST
I will choose a winner on Saturday via Random. org.
Open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
I did not receive any compensation for this review. I only received a copy of the CD for review purposes. CD will be sent directly to the winner from PR company for Joanie Leeds.