Cat Doorman on Kid Tune Tuesday

It’s not often that I find myself feeling hip, cool, and up to date on trends these days.  I found out about Gangnam Style was past the popular phase.  I’ve just started watching the first season of Mad Man, four years after it’s original air date.  Are people still nuts about pomegranate juice?

So when I found out about new children’s recording artist Cat Doorman‘s CD Cat Doorman Songbook, before it was even released January 24th, I felt like I gained back a smidge of my trendiness.

Cat Doorman is the children’s music and media project brainchild of Portland illustrator and indie musician Julianna Bright.  Though labeled as children’s music, make no mistake.  This isn’t Wheels On The Bus.

Cat DoormanThe songs on Cat Doorman’s album are rich and sophisticated.  While conveying some great messages to kids about empowerment and individuality, the lyrics are complex and appealing to adults as well.

Julianna’s voice has a great tone to it, something akin to Ingrid Michealson in its lilting quality and strong but pliable sound.  While perhaps too quiet and soft for a preschooler, her voice shines on tracks like “The Lonely Girl” and “All The Birds” (which would make a great new lullaby for those wee little ones).

The CD has a little bit for everyone.  For those that like to rock out, Cat Doorman offers “So Many Words,” a song that provides some ABC alternatives to apple, ball and cat, backed by some great strings and drums.  Interested in something more playful?  “Let’s Get Dressed Up” is a fun song geared towards those with vivid creative play apparel.

Perhaps my favorite track on Cat Doorman’s album is “Two Old Shoes.”  The message behind it is a great one – despite what ever reasons the world seems to give you that you’re an ugly duckling, take a look at yourself and realize you’re a swan.

The release of Cat Doorman Songbook will coincide with the launch of an app called Little Red Wagon.  It’s an app for kids based around Julianna Bright’s version of this song that appears on her album, created with her very own illustrations.  Be sure to check it out!

In an effort to bring you to the edge of trendiness as well, I’m giving away a copy of Cat Doorman’s CD, Cat Doorman Songbook right here, right now!  Entries will be accepted starting today and ending tomorrow at midnight, just in time for the album’s official release!  All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck, and happy listening!

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Full of it… was provided one or more copies of the products mentioned above for free evaluation purposes.  I received this product at no charge to me and I am free to keep it for my own personal use without obligation to return it.  All opinions are 100% completely my own.

Comments

  1. I really like this kid tune Tuesday theme you have! It’s fun and informative–a perfect combo for blogging:)

  2. Thanks, Courtney! I’ve been telling friends in real life about kid music for years, making them CD’s so they don’t have to keep listening to the same things over and over again, and figured it would fit here as well.

  3. christie kammerer says:

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  4. Denise Clark says:

    My one year old granddaughter loves music (I think she gets it from her grandmother, LOL). Would love to win this for her. Thanks for the opportunity!

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