Jul 8, 2013

You Know, For Kids

It's been some time in the works: an album of songs inspired by Shakespeare and intended for kids, titled O Baby Mine: Sing a Song of Shakespeare. And though the actual CD, the brainchild of my USC film school colleague and the director of An Appalachian Twelfth NightSusan Lambert, is still awaiting an official pressing, I'll be premiering several of the songs—not only by yours truly but by Raymond Bokhour and Cinco Paul—with the preternaturally talented Madison Scheckel, who wrote two songs for the record herself, this coming Wed., July 10, at 7 pm at the Signature Cafe inside the Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St. Joining Madison and me will be the impossibly versatile Ljova and his longtime percussionist Mathias Kunzli (whom I last saw playing with Regina Spektor).

It will be free, family-friendly, and fun for all. And though the version we bust out on Wednesday night will not sound quite like this, here's a sample from the record, inspired by The Comedy of Errors:

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