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Friday, February 10, 2012

Grown-Ups Deserve Lullabies Too—Come to the Party!

A new year, a new thought: my home page says that the lullabies on “Midnight Lullaby” are for babies, grown-ups, and everyone in between, so I decided to take that seriously and have a concert for the grown-up part of that description.

“Lady Lullaby’s Pajama Party for Grown-Ups” is happening tomorrow night, February 11, at CafĂ© Paradiso, in Fairfield, Iowa. I’ll be singing some songs from the CD, and lots of other great nighttime songs in all genres from all over the world. A sample is below: the swinging “Hit The Road To Dreamland,” from the 1942 movie “Star-Spangled Rhythm.”

Joining me are some wonderful musicians (this tiny town is full of them!): Rick Stanley playing Celtic harp, Tim Britton playing Irish flute and mandolin, Hannelore Clemenson on cello and trombone (!), guitar virtuoso Jonnie Cohen, and the world’s most blissful drummer, David Hurlin.

Attire: pajamas are encouraged, and the Honorable Mayor of Fairfield and First Lady will be on hand to judge the Most Creative Pajama Contest. The prize is the most adorable... well, never mind, I’ll save it for a surprise!

Grandpa D, the nationally acclaimed host of the solar-powered KRUU radio show “Sleeptime with Grandpa D” will be on hand to tell us a grown-up version of a bedtime story, and cookies will be served with a variety of bedtime drinks.

The fact is that we spend one third of our lives sleeping. All generations, in all cultures, have their own form of music that relaxes and calms. Research shows that music can calm the mind, and help prepare us for the deepest possible rest so we can feel better during the day. We can say this is a party with benefits!

If you’re in the area, please come join the fun.

Sweet Dreams, Jane

Listen to "Hit the Road to Dreamland":