All Of You Who Thought Ziggy Marley Would Duet With Laurie Berkner, Raise Your Hands

That's what I thought.

You know an album is a big deal when Laurie Berkner issues a press release notifying folks she's going to be on somebody else's album. So I think we can officially call Ziggy Marley's upcoming Family Time album a Big Deal. Berkner's singing "Future Man, Future Lady" with Marley, and since Berkner's got one of the nicest voices in the kids music genre, that's definitely worth looking forward to.

Also on the album - Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Toots Hibbert, lots of Marley family members, and Elizabeth Mitchell (who already gave the album her two thumbs up).

So, yeah, Big Deal. Family Time is out on Tuff Gong Records May 5.