Cat Doorman's Songbook is yet another in a long line of albums by indie rockers aimed at the entire family, and that's certainly not a bad thing. In fact, Songbook will open the ears of parents and kids who are not familiar with the organic, thoughtful sounds and words of Julianna Bright (Cat Doorman) and her compadres.
The Portland-based artist (her work graces the album cover and lyric booklet) performs regularly with her band The Golden Bears, and for Songbook she invited a host of northwest indie rockers to help her out, including members of bands like The Decemberists and Built To Spill. Julianna Bright has done the kids' music world a great service in creating her alter ego Cat Doorman, and we can only hope for more releases from her and her band.
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