It’s hard to be a cool parent and share the music you love with your kids. When your kids were small, you introduced songs you loved in addition to traditional lullabies. You suffered through countless rendition of Disney songs and Kidz Pop, and felt like you were selling out. If only there was a way to make children’s music bearable…….
Well, help is on the way! As part of the Current’s Rock The Cradle series Lisa Loeb has a matinee show at 11AM at the Fitzgerald Theatre this Sunday 3/5. Some tickets are still available HERE.
Yes, that Lisa Loeb, of “Stay (I Missed You)” fame. She has been working on Children’s’ songs and book since 2003. Check out her interview today on the Current’s morning show
A native of Dallas, Loeb earned a degree in comparative literature from Brown University, where she experienced her first taste of real musical success with the duo Liz and Lisa (with Elizabeth Mitchell). The pair built a substantial following on campus and often booked shows in New York on the weekends. Fellow singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik also played in the band during Loeb’s final year of college.
When Loeb moved to New York City after graduation, she continued to develop her vision, this time as a solo artist, and hone her artistic talents while carefully managing the business side of her career. This led to Reality Bites and “Stay” in 1994, and the rest, as they say, is history. The fact that “Stay” became a number one single in 1994 and still resonates with people today is a testament to Loeb’s gift as a songwriter and storyteller.
Lisa Loeb has successfully parlayed her talents into a multidimensional career encompassing music, film, television, voice-over work, and children’s recordings. Her acclaimed studio CDs include her major-label debut, the gold-selling Tails (Geffen, 1995), and its follow-up, the Grammy-nominated, gold-selling Firecracker (Geffen, 1997). In 2002, Loeb distributed the album Cake and Pie through Interscope Records, and the record was later rereleased, complete with additional tracks, as Hello Lisa (Artemis, 2002).
Today, Loeb continues to grow as an artist and to push herself and her career forward with a creative zeal and an inner drive not often seen. The mom of two designs an eyewear line, Lisa Loeb Eyewear, in partnership with Classique Eyewear. Sterling Publishing released her first illustrated kids book and CD, Lisa Loeb’s Silly Sing-Along, which includes her song, “The Disappointing Pancake” (also available as an app via Mibblio) Her second picture book with a companion CD, Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Movin’ and Shakin’ (2013), includes her hit songs “Monster Stomp” and “Going Away.” In October 2015, Loeb released a children’s album of songs and rhymes, Nursery Rhyme Parade!, available exclusively from Amazon Music with short videos for each song available on Amazon.