Kitchener singer-songwriter Karen Potje debuts parent-pleasing country/jazz for kids - Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2008



    MONTREAL, Oct. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Kitchener native singer/songwriter Karen
Potje comes home for the Ontario launch of her new CD, Can't Help But Love
You, Baby. Currently based in Montreal, Karen first released this delightful
collection of songs for kids and grown-ups in May. Now Kitchener/Waterloo gets
its chance to enjoy one of the newest and brightest songwriters in music today
- and one of its own - at back-to-back CD releases at Chapters in Kitchener
and Waterloo on Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11. Admission is free.
    Music blog Kids Music That Rocks describes Can't Help But Love You, Baby
as, "jazzy pop with a sprinkle of sophisticated country... witty tunes for and
about children (that) are inspired by her own kids, and backed by an all-star
collection of Montreal musicians". In her local debut, Karen borrows some of
the Waterloo Region's own stellar talent for back-up, with a three-piece jazz
band, doo-whop and shooby-doo vocals, and plenty of kids in the audience
shaking maracas and clacking castanets.
    Karen entertains at Chapters in Waterloo on Friday October 10 from 7 to
9 p.m. and again at the 10th anniversary party of Chapters in Kitchener on
Saturday, October 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Parents and kids can sing and swing to
Bunnies on my PJs (one baby's scathing indictment of footsies), Lullaby for
You (the poignant plea of a loving parent to the baby who refuses to sleep),
Hugabug Pug (snort and snuffle along), Garbage Day (the band's favourite, and
a finalist in the 2008 John Lennon Songwriting Contest) and more.
    Karen Potje makes her mark on the Ontario music scene with an occasion to
celebrate: Finally, a kids' album that the whole family will love.
    Can't Help But Love You, Baby is produced by ombu (www.ombu.ca) and
distributed in Canada by SRI and in the U.S.A. by Wide Eye Kids.

    
    Read more and listen to selections from "Can't Help But Love You, Baby"
    at www.ombu.ca/en/1013/
    www.karenpotje.com
    www.myspace.com/karenpotje
    http://kidsmusicthatrocks.blogspot.com/2008/07/friday-free-for-all-15.html
    http://www.jlsc.com/winners/2008a/finalists.php

    KITCHENER SINGER-SONGWRITER KAREN POTJE

    DETAILS

    Friday, October 10
    Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
    Place: Chapters in Waterloo
    428 King Street North
    Waterloo, Ontario
    519-886-4015

    Saturday, October 11
    Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
    Place: Chapters in Kitchener 10th Anniversary Party(*)
    135 Gateway Park Drive
    Kitchener, Ontario
    519-650-2553

    (*) Chapters in Kitchener's party also features author Matt Jackson, plus
        birthday cake, free face-painting for kids, and 10% off of all
        regular-priced books.
    




For further information:

For further information: Karen Potje, (514) 939-7001x1236, (514)
369-2488, karen@karenpotje.com

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