Valarie Pettiford is making a limited number of signed CDs available just in time for the holidays via her website. Her second solo album, VELVET SKY is a collection of original lullabies; a perfect gift for the parents or expecting parents on your holiday gift-giving list. The songs range from playful numbers that are meant to inspire play between parents and their children, as well as softer tracks to lull babies (of all ages) to sleep. The Digital Album is also Available on iTunes, Amazon and Online Retailers.
Pettiford is a rare breed, a tried-and-true triple threat. From the stages of Broadway to the sound stages of Hollywood, she has charmed audiences with her performances. A Fosse-trained dancer, Pettiford was nominated for her work in the musical revue, Fosse, which paid homage to her mentor. As an actor, she has created characters for which fans still recognize her, such as Big Dee Dee Thorne on the hit sitcom, Half and Half, and Aunt Geneva, whose rehearsal dinner musical number nearly stole Jumping the Broom from co-stars Angela Bassett, LorEtta Devine and Paula Patton. For those who have had the pleasure of hearing Valarie Pettiford sing, whether in a musical or one of her one-woman cabaret shows, it is her smooth, decadent and resplendent voice that they remember.
When asked about what originally drew her to a lullabies project, Pettiford says, “At the time, my then husband, Tony Rader, and I were thinking about having children and thought what a beautiful idea it would be to record an album of lullabies during that period. And I also thought my voice was well-suited for lullabies."
Pettiford set out to create something that encouraged playtime between parents and their children, to engage both parties. VELVET SKY does just that and more. Lullabies are some of the most cherished musical moments because of the intimacy they inspire. That authenticity and joy is captured in perfect harmony with this collection of lullabies, and kids (and their parents) of all ages will love these new musical gems.
There are limited number of signed CD copies available. Retail price (including shipping) is $25. Please visit www.officialvalariepettiford.com to place your order.