Monday, July 28, 2008

Lisa Loeb live @ Bartos Forum, NYPL!

Last Wednesday I attended Library Journal's first annual Publisher Presentation Day, an opportunity for twelve children's and adult publishing houses to show off some of their new titles for the fall.

Highlighting the day for me, though, was a short performance by Lisa Loeb to kick off the festivities that morning. She was promoting her Camp Lisa CD, and who better to get a quick preview than the librarians of The New York Public, Queensborough Public, and Brooklyn Public Library systems who might possibly purchase her album for their circulating collections.

Loeb played "Best Friend," "Peanut Butter and Jelly" (that's her smashing the peanuts in the photo above), and "Going Away" from Camp Lisa, and her 1994 hit, "Stay," which sounded a thousand times better this day as a solo performance than the original Reality Bites soundtrack tune. I think tweens would really dig her delivery, personality, and stage patter, and Camp Lisa seems perfect for that crowd, as well.


Anonymous said...

hey, Curtis from the Brick saw Lisa in Huntsville the other day at a small new theatre and said it was awesome. her version of the Garcia/Grisman "Jenny Jenkins" jam on Jack's Big Music Show was great too. Audi 5000, Mr. Green Jeans

Warren Truitt said...

If you get a chance to see her, definitely go for it. She's a very good guitar player, and her singing/performing style would perfectly fit the Brick. Later, Green.