Photo by Irene Young

Photo by Irene Young

When Mae Robertson was a new mother and the owner of three children’s stores in the Northeast, a friend was intrigued when he overheard her singing the traditional folk song The Water Is Wide as a lullaby to her baby. He convinced her to record a suite of traditional and contemporary songs as lullabies – and the Lullaby & Lovesong Collection was born.

Now with four award-winning albums in the collection – All Through the Night, The Sun Upon the Lake Is Low, Sweet Dreams of Home, and Dream – Mae has built a loyal following.

Robertson says, “The music that children hear is very important, and I am proud to be making music for families. I love it when my recordings are given as shower gifts or birth gifts. It’s wonderful to know that my music is spread by the birth of a child.”

Over the years, Robertson’s Lullaby & Lovesong Collection has received many awards, including: ALA Notable Recording for Children, Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver, Oppenheim Platinum, Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media, and NAPPA Gold, and has been named Best of the Year by Child Magazine, New Age Journal, and Booklist. The CDs have also been nominated for AFIM Indie Awards.

Mae has also garnered some remarkable reviews: “Her vocals are pure, spun-gold,” raved the Los Angeles Times, and according to Billboard, “Her dusky alto vocal range is a true treat and she has an understated yet memorable way with a lyric that renders anything she performs worth investigating.”