Farmers’ Market Fun! Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Only two farmers’ market gigs remain on my calendar and the next one is this Saturday at Serramonte! Join me from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Saturday, June 13th
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Daly City Farmers’ Market at Serramonte Center
Serramonte Center – in the parking lot near Macy’s
Daly City, CA 94015
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Video Premiere: Rock ‘n Roll ABCs

Here it is! A new song and video from my album Obstacle Course.
“Rock ‘n’ Roll” ABCs” is for the little ones that like to rock!

Obstacle Course is out August 5, 2014. Click here to pre-order your copy today and receive an immediate download of the title track “Obstacle Course”.

Animation by Jovanna Tosello

Enjoy the music!

kk

Listen to: Nana

This is a fun and playful song all about me and my nana! This song started as a little ditty I used to sing to Owen on Saturday mornings…

Owen and mama two days together
Owen and mama two days together

or if it was a three day weekend I’d sing

Owen and mama three days together
Owen and mama three days together

or if I had a week off of work I’d…well, you get the picture.

He was just a baby at this time and I can still see his little smile whenever I sang him this little tune.

When I was writing songs for Obstacle Course, I decided to turn this little ditty into a song. I added verses and changed the chorus from “Owen and mama” to “me and my nana”. I thought nana had a nice ring to it and depersonalizing it would hopefully welcome others to join in on the fun. But guess what? I don’t call my grandma Nana, I call my grandma Oma. What do you call your grandma?

Give it a listen. I hope you’ll sing along!

“Nana” is a track on my upcoming album, Obstacle Course. Please check back soon for album updates or sign up for email updates by clicking the “Follow This Blog” button in the right sidebar.

– kk

Owen’s Picks

I love when a song catches Owen’s attention. He’ll stop whatever he’s doing, tilt his head to the side and ask “What’s that song?” and then declare happily, “I like it!”

Here are four songs that recently received my opinionated three-year-old’s nod of approval and, thankfully, are all fun songs the entire family will enjoy!


We heard this song on a Sunday drive out to Oma and Opa’s house. Moments after it started Owen declared “I like this song.” Although I much prefer the German version this tickled me to my 80’s core.

99 Red Balloons  – Nena


This song comes on at the end of the movie “Marmaduke”. Owen and I have watched “Marmaduke” three times, yes three times. Every time this song started Owen popped up from behind the couch (he’d lost interest in the movie by this point – sadly I was still glued to the TV) and asked, “What’s that song?” Another 80’s gem.

What I Like About You – The Romantics


This is a sweet and beautiful song from a new family album by Walter Martin (available May 13th – can’t wait!). Owen heard it for the first time one Saturday morning on Spare the Rock Spoil the Child (we listen most Saturdays via PRX.org). As soon as it came on he stopped, listened and asked “What’s that song?” then declared that he liked it!  I like it too, I like it a lot.

Sing to Me – Walter Martin featuring Karen O


We heard this next one also while listening to Spare the Rock Spoil the Child. It was Owen’s top pick from the 3/22 show. This made me very happy because it totally ROCKS! We listened to it five times and danced all over the living room. I’m definitely going to check out ScribbleMonster and see what else they’ve got going on.

A Monster Goes Rrraargh!- ScribbleMonster


What songs has your little one responded to lately?

Listen to: The Fort

I wrote this song one day while waiting for Owen to wake up from his afternoon nap. On this particular day Owen slept a lot longer than usual. I found myself with precious free time but no idea what to do.

I decided to build a fort out of a large cardboard box. I cut out a window and a door and – voilà – a fort! I was super excited to see how Owen would react when he saw his new fort. So I sat down and waited for him to wake up…and waited…and waited…”Hmmm?” I thought. “What should I do now?” I had to do something with all the excitement I was feeling over yes, a cardboard box.

The first verse of the song was basically already written

I’m building a fort today
I’m hoping you will come and play
It has a window, it has a door
When you get here it will be so much more
Fun at the fort today, down at the fort today

and the rest just followed.

So now, here is the full song for your listening pleasure!
I hope you enjoy it!

“The Fort” is a track on my upcoming album, Obstacle Course. Please check back soon for album updates or sign up for email updates by clicking the “Follow This Blog” button in the right sidebar.

– kk

Debut Album Coming Soon

I’ve been keeping quiet about my album because it has been taking much longer to complete than I originally anticipated. I am getting close to finishing so…it’s finally time to start spreading the news!

I am excited to announce and share a preview of my debut family music album, Obstacle Course!

Kristin-Kellner-Obstacle-Course-Cover-WEB

The album artwork is by my friend, Denis Zimmermann, of Zimmermann Studio. Denis is also the artist behind the illustrations you see around my site.

Please stay tuned for album updates!