With all of the coloring and hiding of the eggs that’s been happening around our house the last couple days; it’s only fitting that I would announce the upcoming release of Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights next album Good Egg, due out June 24th via Limbostar.
Good Egg will be Leeds’ sixth children’s album. This time around, Joanie Leeds and her band, The Nightlights, are joined by Jacob Stein (of the GRAMMY® nominated The Pop Ups) and children’s musician extraordinaire Mista Cookie Jar.
An exceptionally versatile artists, Joanie Leeds is gifted with a soulful, “rock solid” voice that ranges from low and bluesy to high, light, and breezy. Says SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live Program Director Mindy Thomas, “Joanie Leeds is that cool babysitter who would let you try on her lip gloss once your mom left the house. You idolized her, and your mom knew she could trust her. That’s Joanie. Only she’s also likely to completely ROCK THE ROOF OFF YOUR HOUSE!”
So far, my favorite track is “Drummer Dan.” The combination of Leeds and Mista Cookie Jar is perfect to get your kindie party hoppin’. The upcoming Good Egg album will contain 15 tracks; and quite honestly all 15 are very entertaining. The album will be available at www.joanieleeds.com, cdbaby.com, iTunes, and other related digital outlets.
About the Artist
Joanie Leeds captured first place for her original music in the USA Songwriting Competition and has won an Independent Music Award and a Parents Choice® Gold Award, as well as a NAPPA Gold Award. She has been honored as a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the International Songwriting Competition. While often found serenading families in her hometown of NYC, Joanie also performs in dozens of cities across the country, and her music has been highly praised in People Magazine, Parents Magazine, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Her tunes are played on many radio stations nationwide and have climbed the chart to #1 on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live and WXPN’s Kids Corner. Joanie is also a PJ Library musician!
JOANIE LEEDS IN PERFORMANCE
Highlights – Summer 2014
June 7 Rhythm & Words Festival, Burnsville, MN
June 21 Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
June 24 Madison Sq. Park, NYC – ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!
July 8 Summer Jam Concert Series, Newtown, CT
Aug. 21 Morris Arboretum, U. of Penn., Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 1 Peninsula JCC Labor Day Concert, Foster City, CA
Disclaimer: I was provided access to the album in advance to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are my own.