Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Funky Mama accepted as Kansas Arts Commission Roster Artist

Coming to a Kansas school near you...Funky Mama! Ta-daaaaah!

I've been accepted to the Kansas Arts Commission Artist Roster for Fiscal Year 2010. It basically means I'll be included in the roster of touring artists for hire in the state of KS. Just an official stamp of approval for folks to have Funky Mama as their guest in schools or other programs.

Funky Mama Moo Juice Review in the School Library Journal

Moo Juice. CD. 36:30 min. Funky Mama Music. 2008. $12.
PreS-Gr 1—Krista "Funky Mama" Eyler brings a tremendous amount of energy and excitement to this collection of 15 original songs and two adaptations. Whether she is evoking a Cajun beat, rocking with the electric guitar, creating a revival feel, or singing a ballad, her full, rich voice takes everyday topics and turns them into songs that children can relate to and parents can enjoy. Some of the standouts include "The Grandparent Song," a jiving list of the variety of names given to grandparents; "No Sleep Tonight," a song for mother's whose babies are up crying again, "Hot Time in the Old Town," about Old Mother Leary leaving her lantern in the barn; and the beautiful ballad, "Hush Baby, Hush Child." Eyler sings about other topics such as potty training, hard-working dads, multi-tasking mamas, and milk, giving them a richness and an amazing musical feel. She is fearless on every song, bringing forth a myriad of feelings from joy to exhaustion to wonder. Listeners will be mesmerized by Eyler's amazing vocals and return to Moo Juice again and again. A superb selection for all collections.—Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL