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Singing the praises of Summer Camp: Lisa Loeb

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Hey, Summer Campers!

It’s time for another celebrity at summer camp blog post where you learn all about your favorite big names. Today I’m going to tell you about Lisa Loeb, an excellent singer/songwriter and actress who started out as a summer camper just like yourselves!

Lisa attended Camp Champions, a fun-filled boys and girls camp just outside Austin Texas where she remembers quite fondly sitting around a campfire or close to the water and singing fun, camp songs such as “Peanut, Peanut Butter and Jelly”. She had so much fun doing it as a kid that she basically turned it into her career!Get a load of this hurdy gurdy woman.

By the age of twenty-six, Lisa’s musical career was in full swing after she released the song “Stay (I Missed You)” in 1994. Among her five studio CDs are her major label debut, Tails and the album’s Grammy-nominated follow-up Firecracker—both of which are gold-selling albums.

Aside from her musical career, Lisa has worked in film too, as well as voice-over work, and television, but above all else, she really seems to gravitate toward children’s music! You can see in her concerts that she truly enjoys performing songs that she used to sing her days at summer camp.

About five years ago, she released the awesome Camp Lisa under her own record label, Furious Rose Productions. On this album you’ll find twenty-one songs, both camp classics as well as originals performed by Lisa along with—among other guest performers—funnyman (and banjo master), Steve Martin.

Five years before Camp Lisa she released Catch the Moon with Elizabeth Mitchell. And most recently, she has put out her first joint children’s book and album, Lisa Loeb’s Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs in 2011.

It’s pretty easy to see that summer camp meant a lot to Lisa Loeb. What will it mean to you? Thanks for reading, Camp Folks!


- John



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