Considering that Portland folk star Laura Veirs sang about mermaids and moonbeams before she gave birth, a children’s album seems an obvious postpartum project. She takes froggy a-courtin’ on Tumble Bee, a spirited new collection of folk covers borrowed from Woody Guthrie and Peggy Seeger, African American lullabies and Civil War–era fiddle tunes. Don’t try to resist “Prairie Lullaby” when she plays an all-ages show at the Vera Project on December 3; the gentle, swaying song (with a bit of yodeling) could rock any Scrooge to sleep.

Laura Veirs and the Tumble Bees play an all-ages show at the Vera Project, Dec 3 at 3:30 (doors open at 3). Tickets are $10, $5 for children 12 and under. Babes in arms free.

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