Director Jewels: Laura Doherty: "In A Heartbeat" Children's CD {Review + Giveaway}

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Laura Doherty: "In A Heartbeat" Children's CD {Review + Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received a sample CD for review purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own. 

I have a history in musical theatre, so you can imagine what I do when I am alone in my car - I sing. I sing a lot, and at ridiculous volumes. There's just something about car acoustics that make you want to belt a song at the top of your lungs.

My kids, on the other hand, are not (yet) big fans of Broadway. They don't understand the continuity of a story through song, so they lose interest in my music fairly quickly. So I am constantly searching for new music to play for them as we drive around on our everyday adventures. We also have a lot of kitchen dance parties, so anything upbeat gets automatic points.


We were recently sent a review copy of Laura Doherty's new CD release In A Heartbeat - and it is a new favorite! Laura Doherty is a nationally touring children's recording artist and award-winning producer. In A Heartbeat is a collection of heartfelt, upbeat children's songs performed in folk-pop style, performed with many acoustic instruments. 

One of our favorite tracks is the CD opener, "I'm a Little Fish" - which we sing in the car and in the bathtub (and this summer, probably in the pool). It's a catchy tune and features the names of lots of sea creatures. So, while we sing we can learn to identify seahorses, octopuses, dolphins, and more!  We also love "Woolly, Woolly Bear" - which we were surprised to find out was actually not about a bear! It's another educational song that will be great through the next few preschool years to help as we learn about all sorts of creatures. And I love to sing "Butterfly" to my kids as we drive around town. 

Don't think that the only cute tracks are about living things, though - "Bicycle" and "Breakfast Gives Me Energy" are both great dance party songs! I love that the songs are all written around items that kids are familiar with - it really helps keep it on their level. The more they understand the music, the more they enjoy it!

 
Hop over to Laura's website, where you can read all about her music (and tour schedule), and listen to some preview tracks. You can follow along with Laura on Facebook and Twitter!

Giveaway

One Director Jewels reader will win a copy of "In A Heartbeat" on CD! This giveaway will end on April 4 at 11:59pm CST. This giveaway is open to US readers only. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited.

To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below (you may need Javascript enabled to see the form and it may take a moment to load)! Once you complete the first entry, the other options will open up so that you can complete them as well. All of the "extra entries" are optional - you can do just one, or as many as you want! Winners will be contacted by email. Good luck!

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Disclosure: Thank you to Waldmania for providing my sample CD and the giveaway prize! I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own. For more information, you can read my Giveaway Policy and my Disclosure Policy.

25 comments:

  1. This looks good! My kids would love it! :)

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  2. Nice read! I like the suggestions.

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  3. I learned her DVD Shining Like a Star was a Parent's Choice Silver Award Winner.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. Mary Joanne
    I learned that Laura's songs are easy to understand, upbeat and that contain many instruments.

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  5. Laura is an award winning producer! Her music looks so good!!!

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  6. they play her songs on the radio in certain states and has won awards for her music

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  7. I learned that the new CD In a Heartbeat is a collection of heartfelt, upbeat children’s songs that keep true to her folk-pop roots, using lots of acoustic instruments.

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  8. I learned that she is award winning and that she has upbeat songs.

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  9. I learned that I need to find a station near Alabama that plays her music....or get XM again!!

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  10. I love that she does live shows
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  11. She performed at Lollapalooza,

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  12. I learned that she performs at live shows

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  13. I learned her Kids in the City CD is PARENT'S CHOICE gold award winner and
    NAPPA gold award winner!

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  14. I learned that she performs at live shows

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  15. i learned that she has won multiple awards for her music and that i am sad she is in chicago...rather than texas!

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  16. I learned that she is an award winning producer and a recording artist

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  17. I learned that she also has a cd titled "Kid's in the City"

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  18. melissaandkeith millerApril 4, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    She does live shows

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  19. I think it's pretty cool that she does live shows and all of her music is so upbeat!

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  20. She is a Parents Choice Silver Awards winner

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  21. I learned that she's going to be performing at a library close to my city!!

    Jenny Stanek
    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. That she does live shows and I liked the video that had the fans in it.
    Sherri J

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