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folk songs for children

It’s a sleepy December Sunday.

So I finally had chance to check out the new Laura Veirs album, ‘Tumble Bee.’

She and her producer/husband Tucker Martine are new parents, and the record is a collection of American children’s folk songs.

Laura isn’t the first artist to channel her maternal instincts in to her music-making.

Last year, Natalie Merchant brought us ‘Leave Your Sleep,’ a new collection of songs inspired by becoming a Mother.

I’m a great fan of Veirs voice and songs, and while we’ll have to wait a while yet for new material, these neglected folk songs might just be the perfect stocking filler for any new parents or young families in your life.

Having seen Laura ‘live’ on the ‘Saltbreakers’ tour in 2007, I’m looking forward to her UK dates promoting the album in early 2012.  You can also catch her on tour in several US cities.

Laura Veirs – Making of Tumble Bee

Laura Veirs tour dates

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