Today I’m featuring Laura Veirs, an artist who has just released a children’s album, Tumble Bee, which has a very folksy vibe. Bela Fleck makes an appearance, and for you mega hipsters out there, you may recognize Jim James from My Morning Jacket.
Tumble Bee is a cd that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to. Every single song (truly!) captivated my attention and made me want to hear it all the way through. If you are looking for a children’s album that feels anything but, this is your best bet.
I will say that I find the melodies and the lyrics, for the most part, to be a little too advanced for my toddler. She doesn’t seem to be too drawn to the music at this point. I was bummed, because I was hoping it might be our new favorite. Sadly, it seems to be just my new favorite. But I’ll learn some of these songs on my own, and start singing parts of them to Darah so that she becomes familiar. And then after a while, I’ll be able to play the cd again, and likely with success.
So while I can’t recommend this cd for the youngest of your brood, I still think it is most worthy of a listen. Laura’s voice is absolutely haunting, and her music shows a level of sophistication that is very hard to find in children’s music.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.