essence goldman - A Dog Named Moo

Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 11:00am

Join us at Green Apple Books on December 7th at 11 a.m. as we welcome local singer-songwriter essence goldman, who will be performing songs from her new album A Dog Named Moo and His Friend Roo. This infectious collection of originals and familiar favorites for kids and kids-at-heart began as a gift of love for her son, Rhys, who has been enjoying these lighthearted, humorous tunes since he was born. 

“I never set out to make a kid’s record,” essence explains. “It was the furthest thing from my mind.  But when I had my son Rhys I needed to find creative ways to engage him in everyday events like taking baths, getting dressed, or wearing a seat belt. I find great satisfaction in capturing the joy I was experiencing with my son in songs. Then everything became a song!” 

A Dog Named Moo and His Friend Roo was produced in a grass-roots way: essence’s first album funded solely on the support of her fans on Kickstarter. Most songs were co-written by Jeffrey Pease with illustrations by Alex Conn. In addition to A Dog Named Moo, she is releasing “T REXXXXX!” as a book; “Everybody Has a Butt” as a smart phone app; and three animated videos (“T REXXXXX!” in claymation, “Everybody Has a Butt”’ and “Yum Yum”). 

Check out the San Francisco Chronicle's Interview Here