Laurie Berkner Band to Play Stamford's Palace Theatre, 10/20
Laurie Berkner never set out to be a children's recording artist. After struggling for several years playing in rock bands, she discovered a hidden talent - "The more I started working on material for children, the more I realized that it opened up creativity in me that I never knew I had," Berkner said. Time Magazine dubbed her a "kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow." On Sunday, October 20th at 3 p.m., the Laurie Berkner Band will perform live on the HARMAN Stage. Tickets may be purchased at www.SCAlive.org.
These days critics widely acknowledge Ms. Berkner's major contribution toward launching what is now dubbed the progressive "kindie rock" movement - i.e. less saccharine, more rocking music that is not dumbed down for children. But it wasn't simply an enormous amount of talent that helped create an entire genre and skyrocketed Laurie to her current position as "the queen of children's music" (People Magazine) - it was an ability to gain parents' enthusiasm for the songs as well. According to Laurie, "When I'm writing a song, I'm thinking about whether the kids will like it and whether I'm going to connect to them through it. I'm also thinking about whether I want to sing it over and over again, so I guess that's the part that connects with adults."
Tickets for the Laurie Berkner Band on Sunday, October 20th are on sale now and can be purchased at The Palace website, www.SCAlive.org or charged by phone with major credit cards by calling the Palace Theatre Box Office at 203-325-4466. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Palace Theatre box office in downtown Stamford, CT. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 2013-2014 season is made possible by The Palace's Season Sponsors Seaboard Properties, Inc. and the Whittingham Family.
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