Listen to the podcast “Sing Baby a Song”
Purchase “The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band”
I don’t have small children, so I had never heard of Laurie Berkner or her band. But the mothers on my staff definitely knew about Laurie Berkner, her band, and her music. Phrases floating around my office were, “Laurie Berkner is HUGE in our house” and “My kids love all of Laurie Berkner’s stuff” and “Laurie Berkner is very popular with our kids, but even I love Laurie Berkner! That last one definitely got my attention. I wondered: How could an adult love kid music? I agreed to invite Laurie onto my radio show, even though she wasn’t exactly about “breastfeeding,” it was apparent to me that she was about children, and that was good enough for me.
Really, though, I didn’t have the faintest idea how I was going to construct the interview. I always have a clear goal in mind for the show, and sometimes, pages and pages and pages of pre-prepared content. I didn’t have the remotest idea where I was going with the upcoming show with Laurie Berkner. So, I decided to take a look at Laurie’s web site.
I learned much about Laurie’s music, and something else. But I could not define, in my own mind, what that “something else” was. There was something inviting about Laurie Berkner’s web site that made me want to stay; made me want to linger and learn more; made me want to connect with her. I couldn’t identify what it was, but that sense of wanting to connect was very present. I found myself wondering, How did this woman get from stashing her music in a bedroom closet to becoming a famous recording artist?
Eventually, I had the opportunity to chat with Laurie on the phone. Within minutes, I understood why Laurie Berkner became so successful. It’s because she has an unusual ability to instantly connect with a person. And as we chatted on the phone, she talked about how she wants to connect with children through her music. Her passion to make a connection with children, or people in general, is amazing.
Don’t miss this show. Yes, you’ll hear her sing on the show, but what you hear in your ear will last only a few minutes, what you hear in your heart will remain long thereafter. Laurie is like a magnet. You’ll feel yourself drawn to her, and to her music.