Dad of Divas' Reviews: Bari Koral's “Anna And The Cupcakes” CD Coming Soon!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bari Koral's “Anna And The Cupcakes” CD Coming Soon!

The Bari Koral Family Rock Band, the New York-based band who have emerged as one of today’s top children’s musical performers are gearing up for the release of their sophomore release, Anna and the Cupcakes (due out February 14). The band is led by Bari Koral, an acoustic guitarist, and singer/songwriter who has firmly established herself in the rich tradition of children’s music, while uniquely exhibiting a deep emotional and fun-loving connection with her audience thanks to infectious songs, entertaining themes and driving upbeats.

Beginning next month, Koral and the band will hit the road to perform the Anna and the Cupcakes songs, as well as such old favorites from Rock and Roll Garden like “Backpack” and “Hey Ducky.” The tour will commence on February 4 in Philadelphia at World Café Live Peanut Butter and Jams (tour itinerary is below).

The 10-song collection of indelible melodies that range stylistically from sprightly roots pop-rockers to infectious blues to country-tinged kickers is the follow up to the group’s first full-length CD, Rock and Roll Garden, which became a hit on the family-music scene, won critical acclaim, and became an award winner, including the Nappa Gold and Parent’s Choice silver.

On Anna and the Cupcakes, Koral serves up a tasty selection of songs, including title track about disappearing cupcakes, a scampering gingerbread man, (“Gingerbread Man”), a cocoon turning into a butterfly, (“Butterfly”), a zooming rocket ship (“Rocket Ship”), a speeding train (“Train Song”), and the poppy/happy cover of the folk-rock band the Avett Brothers’ “Kick Drum Heart,” among others. A companion video for the song “Hearts” premiered today and can be viewed here:

In addition to Koral, the Bari Koral Family Rock Band features support from jazz keyboardist Dred Scott who plays bass, piano and keyboards and also produced the album, guitarist John Bertsche and acclaimed pop and Broadway drummer Eric Halvorson. The album was mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Dan Myers (Brady Rymer, Laurie Berkner).

Tour Itinerary Is As Follows:

4 World Café Live Peanut Butter and Jams, Philadelphia, PA
11 The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick, MA
12 Caspary Auditorium at Rockefeller University, New York, NY
18 Wonder USA, Deerfield, IL
20 The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD
21-22 Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City, NY

4 92Y Tribeca, New York, NY
10 World Café Live @the Queen, Wilmington, DE

22 Lutz Children’s Museum, Manchester, Connecticut

More dates to be announced.

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My Take on the CD
High energy and great music surrounds this next amazing addition to the Bari Koral Family Rock Band music collection. My girls loved her first CD and this has now become a staple in our car now as well. The music makes your toes tap and you will quickly find that the songs get ingrained in your mind. So if you are looking for an amazing, CD with great songs that will become family favorites right away, you should definitely pick this CD up when it becomes available on February 14!

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