Things have been pretty busy lately. My grown-up band Magnolia Buckskin is just getting ready to release our first CD this Friday, May 21st. I'm thrilled how the album sounds - there are five songwriters in this band, all ladies and we do BIG harmonies!

My song "Walk" was one of the finalists in the Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting competition and won a discretionary award for 'best harmonies'. I'll be playing the song at the MS Walk on June 6th and donating $5 from CD sales to MS that day.

As for as the children's music is concerned, my little girls continue to provide excellent ideas for songs so I'm planning another kids album, hopefully in 2011. I've been performing at several birthday parties and even a baby shower last weekend. (I even tried face painting at one of the kids parties, but think it's best if I stick with the music!)

If you're interested in having a Music Birthday Party for your little one, please contact me by e-mail ( My friend Melanie is an awesome face painter (who does great music related images) so we could even come together. I do some songs, some games and can even prepare a personalized song for your little one!

Upcoming Shows:

Library Grand Re-Opening in Carstairs, June 17th

Canada Day at Princess Island Park, July 1st around 3pm at the Family Stage

Canadian Folk Music Awards Nomination 2009

I think it's pretty great that my kids album provided me with a much needed weekend away from my own kids!

The 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards Gala was held Nov. 21st in Ottawa and although I didn't win (children's category winner was Chris McKhool for Fiddlefire) I enjoyed the awards show and had a fabulous time hanging out with people like host Sheila Rogers, Valdy, Tannis Slimmon and the Kerplunks.

I wanted to see the parliament building lit up at night but ended up at famulous jam until the wee hours instead. My plans to sleep in and spend a whole day in a bath and reading in my hotel room were thwarted by late check out being sold out and the room only having a shower. I ended up walking around Ottawa all day. As my airport shuttle pulled away from the hotel we passed the parliament building all lit up and then drove by the National Archives. Because of this nomination, there's a copy of BIG BAD BANTAM ROOSTER in there!


Living-room forts, gum stuck to chairs and kids wired on sugar - such is the inspiration for Tasha Platt's first album for children, and the parents who love them.

BIG BAD BANTAM ROOSTER features 18 songs, from the silliness of Ooops I Swallowed My Gum to the sweet melody of Sunset.

Dogs of Many Breeds is a parody of I've Been Everywhere listing dog breeds instead of names of places, Big Bad Bantam Rooster and Peas feature the ladies of Magnolia Buckskin (Platt's current 'grown-up' band), and Soaring is the story of her Dad's life (so far) in five celtic inspired verses.

Tasha debuted the songs over three days of performances at the 2009 Calgary International Children's Festival, and officially released BIG BAD BANTAM ROOSTER at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Center to a sold out crowd on June 6, 2009.