She released her self-titled debut in 1999, and has been consistently creating critically praised albums and collaborations ever since. She has just followed up the highly acclaimed "July Flame" with her first album for children, "Tumble Bee." The thirteen tracks, produced by Veirs' Grammy-winning husband Tucker Martine, cover a wide range of folk classics from the past century. Veirs' young vocals bring out the best in songs by Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, and Harry Belfonte. Other contributors include Bela Fleck on the banjo and The Decemberists' Colin Meloy with vocals. "Tumble Bee" is an album for the young at heart as well as the young in age--full of Veirs distinct volcals but also emphasizing the simple greatness of some must-know folk classics. She's adorable in this World Cafe performance today.
JACK CAN I RIDE
ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES
Recent Release: Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs For Children
Release Date: November 8, 2011
Label: Raven Marching Band Records
Band Origin: Portland, Oregon