NEW YORK – Kick off the holiday season with beloved children’s musician Laurie Berkner! Laurie’s second Christmas album, Another Laurie Berkner Christmas, is set for release on October 28, 2022. Special guests include Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Broadway legend Norm Lewis.
A treasure trove of Yuletide cheer, Another Laurie Berkner Christmas is packed to the brim with thirteen traditional holiday and seasonal songs, three original numbers that Laurie wrote especially for this album (“I Live Inside A Snowglobe (Shake It Up),” “Little Tree,” and “Icicles”), and two special bonus tracks.
“I love singing with friends and family at Christmastime, and there are so many wonderful Christmas carols to sing,” says Laurie Berkner. “So, after ten years, I decided it was finally time for me to release a second Christmas album. I am extremely lucky to have been able to meet and collaborate with Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Norm Lewis on a couple of the tracks. I can’t wait for my fans to hear the new songs I wrote, and I hope Another Laurie Berkner Christmas brings joy and wonderful memories to all.”
Enfolding children and adults alike in the warmth of the holiday spirit, Another Laurie Berkner Christmas is chock-full of kid-friendly Christmas songs like “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Up On The Housetop,” “Deck the Halls,” “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and “Winter Wonderland,” as well as many traditional carols. Guest artists Suzzy Roche and her talented and accomplished daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche join Laurie in echoing the sounds of “love and joy” in the traditional English carol, “Here We Come A-Wassailing,” and Broadway legend Norm Lewis (the original King Triton in the Broadway production of The Little Mermaid) lends his glorious voice to the heartwarming “Good King Wenceslas.”
Another Laurie Berkner Christmas wraps up its holiday package with two bonus tracks: sparkling dance remixes of The Laurie Berkner Band’s versions of “Jingle Bells” and Laurie’s song, “Happy New Year.”
Laurie Berkner is joined on multiple numbers by two fantastic Broadway musicians: David Mann (saxophone, plus horn arrangements) and Trevor Neumann (trumpet), along with regular Laurie Berkner Band bandmates Susie Lampert (keyboards), Brady Rymer (bass), and Bobby Golden (drums).
Another Laurie Berkner Christmas will be available at all major online outlets, at Laurie Berkner’s concerts, and at www.laurieberkner.com.
Laurie Berkner Performance Highlights – September – December 2022
September 18 – Norwalk, CT – Wall Street Theatre
October 8 – Princeton, NJ – McCarter Theatre Center
October 15 – Hartford, CT – Bushnell Theatre
October 29 – New York, NY – Adler Hall, New York Society for Ethical Culture
December 3 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
December 4 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount