If you're looking for a rootin' tootin', yet
rockin' good time with your little ones this weekend, it might be a
prime time to pay a visit to Miss Jamie
from the Farm. The Chicago-based performer will be doing
three shows in and around the city to celebrate the release of her
debut album, "Miss Jamie's Farm" (available on
iTunes, and CD
Combining her Texas upbringing with live
performance skills that she's honed as an actor and voice-over
artist, Miss Jamie's acoustic show (which I've taken my own
kids to see) features appearances by her puppet
friends like Sweet Jen the Hen, The Great And Powerful Chickie of
the Farm, Willie the Out of Work Horse, Prissy the Pig, Benny the
Lamb, Courtney the Cow, Freddie the Fox and occasionally, Jamie's
little live-action farmhand, her daughter Taylor Gibson Martin.
Together, they take kids on a musical tour around "the farm" as
they learn about healthy eating habits and choices in an
interactive event that's perfect for kids from preschool age
Catch Miss Jamie from the Farm this weekend in her
special album release performances:
-Friday, January 17: Chicago - Heritage Littles Milk
& Cookie Bar (2868 N Lincoln Ave.)
3:00 p.m., $6 cover per person (good towards CD
purchase). This is part of the ongoing Milk & Cookies Happy
Hour, which aims to bring quality Chicago Kindie artists to the
stage on Friday afternoons.
-Saturday, January 18: Wheeling - Nibbles' Play
Cafe (13 Huntington Lane)
11:30 a.m., $7.50 first child and $3.50 siblings.
Tons of goodies, gifts and giveaways. ($6 of entry price good
-Sunday, January 19: Chicago - Kookaburra Play
Cafe (2267 N Clybourn Ave.)
1:00 p.m., $6 entry good towards CD purchase. FULL
BAND SHOW with Miss Jamie and The Farmhands!
More new family music for
Out now, local rockers Chevelle just got the lullaby
treatment courtesy of Roma Music Group's long-running Twinkle
Twinkle Little Rock Star series. "
Lullaby Versions of Chevelle" transforms a dozen of the
band's biggest hits into nursery-friendly jams for baby.
On January 26, NYC's Mil's Trills and Amelia
Robinson will release their debut album, "
Everyone Together Now!"
January 28 brings a new Smithsonian Folkways
release from Chicago's own "First Lady of Children's Music," Ella
Jenkins with "
123s & ABCs," while Walt Disney Records
will release "
Songs from Enchancia," a new collection of
music from the Disney Junior hit, "Sofia the First."
Known as The Rock Father, James Zahn is a work-at-home dad raising a pair of young daughters while his wife works outside the home.
See more of James's stories here.
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