Legendary children’s musician Laurie Berkner returns with her 13th album, Waiting For The Elevator, on October 4, 2019. The album brings together a delicious variety of original and interactive songs that vividly define Laurie’s signature style while introducing new voices, a new learning game and even a new language!
âAt the start of 2019, I chose a word to represent what I wanted to achieve this year. The word was ‘growth’, âsays Laurie Berkner. “With this in mind, I wrote the songs for Waiting For The Elevator about various forms of growth that are part of a child’s development, such as exploring and learning feelings, movements, letters, numbers. , colors, months, games and relationships. I hope these songs will help elevate simple, everyday experiences to be more special and worthy of celebration, likeâ¦ waiting for the elevator! ” The Los Angela The Times said, âLaurie Berkner does what Fred Rogers did: respect, validate and reassure young children. In Waiting For The Elevator, Laurie creates a whole world of songs and expressions in which enthusiasm and respect for the growing child is at the forefront, with emotional development next to intellectual development.Part of the magic of Laurie Berkner it’s that when you hear one of his songs, even for the first time, it seems like you’ve known that song forever. On Waiting For The Elevator, this is especially true of the title song, a count song that is already one of Laurie’s most requested numbers; “Do you hear the bells? Featuring the crystal-clear voice and consummate musicality of special guest, Tony Award-winning Broadway actor and singer Gavin Creel; and “Somos Los Dinosauris”, a Spanish version of Laurie’s beloved classic “We Are The Dinosaurs”. Here Laurie recorded in another language for the very first time! Laurie Berkner is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, songwriter, and founder of Two Tomatoes Records, LLC. Laurie’s albums, released on her own label Two Tomatoes, have been best-sellers on a chart that’s typically dominated by movie soundtracks and big label compilations. With an average of nine million monthly streams and millions of albums, songs and DVDs sold, Laurie’s songs have become beloved classics for children around the world. His top five music videos have garnered over 32 million views on YouTube.A long-time feature on Nick Jr. and Sprout TV, Laurie was the first recording artist to appear in a music video interstitial about Nick Jr. and has appeared in nearly every episode of the Jack’s Big Music Show from the chain. Laurie’s clips now appear on NBCUniversal Universal Children’s channel. She’s a familiar radio station on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live channel and other children’s broadcast channels around the world. Laurie can also be heard in ten chapters Audible Original series she created, Laurie Berkner’s Song & Story Kitchen. As one of the most popular children’s entertainers in the United States, Laurie has filled many performance spaces nationwide with adoring fans. She maintains a busy touring schedule, both solo and with The Laurie Berkner Band and counts Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the White House among the many prestigious venues where she has appeared. Waiting For The Elevator will be available at all major online outlets.
Highlights of Laurie Berkner’s performances – August – December 2019
August 17 – The Ravinia Festival – Highland Park, IL
August 18 – The walk Theater – Minneapolis, MN
August 31 – Bayliss Park Block Party – Council Bluffs, IA
Oct. 13 – Annual Walk of MDSC Buddies and Family Festival – Wakefield, MA
October 20 – iPlay America – Freehold, NJ
October 26 – The Concert hall – NYC – “Monster Boogie” Halloween Concert!
November 9 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
December 7 – Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY – Holiday Spectacle!
December 8 – The Primordial – Huntington, New York – Holiday Spectacle!
December 14 – Capitol Arts Center – Concord, NH – Holiday Spectacle!