Last year I was contacted by the PR for a hip young singer of kid songs. I was at first skeptical since my experience with kid singers and their songs was of the treacly, saccharine variety. My avoidance of singers of kiddie songs led me to expose my children exclusively to the CDs from our Kindermusik classes. One listen to Joanie Leeds’ City Kid or I’m a Rock Star and I was hooked.
City Kid is a fun, rousing burst of excitement — a music critic I am not, but I do know good music when I hear it. Joanie Leeds was the designated music-Mommy-can-tolerate-listening-to-in-the-car. I’m a Rock Star became a staple in our music activities when my son home from school.
Joanie Leeds is a prolific artist with a new album coming out today! It’s called What a Zoo! is by Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights.You can buy it as an MP3 download here…using my amazon link.
Are you like me and do you love a kid CD with tongue-in-cheek references that keep mom and dad amused? I never found anything remotely endearing to the ditties sung by Barney & Co., the Wiggles, and Yo Gabba Gabba. I would leave the room when the shows/CDs were playing…not so with Joanie Leeds. “The Nightlights” is too funny of a name for her group!
O.K. so here’s the scoop…Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights have tour dates inApril and May are FILLED with amazing concerts all across the country…
What A Zoo! is available for purchase here.
Tour Dates for Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights What a Zoo! Tour
4/16 – Brooklyn Children’s Museum – Brooklyn, NY
4/19 – Children’s Museum of Manhattan – New York, NY
4/23 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
5/07 – Kennedy Center – Washington DC
5/14 – Wold Cafe Live at the Queen – Wilmington, DE
5/15 – 92Y Tribeca – New York, NY
6/04 – Madison Sq Park – New York, NY
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I was not compensated for this post. I received the City Kid and I’m a Rock Star! CDs for a review and giveaway last year. The views expressed are my own. I support the tenets of Blog with Integrity.