Chicago kids' music scene: Meet Miss Jamie from the FarmTuesday, January 14, 2014
The Rock Father
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 Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby).
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 through seven.
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 towards CD.)
-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 January
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."