I am so excited. The multiple award-winning singer/songwriter essence (yes that is her real name, and yes, it is all lower case) is releasing her new album this Friday as we interview her on Music nFridayLive and play cuts. This will be the first radio play of the songs, so don't miss it. In addition to writing folk/americana, pop, and rock songs, essence also writes songs for kids and families. Her last album, A Dog Named Moo, was funded by fans on Kickstarter and was picked up and released by My Kazoo/Universal Music and voted Top Kids Album of the Year by Daily Candy. And now, A Dog Named Moo is a multi-media project featuring a collection of 13 songs, a “T REXXXX” book, a smartphone app, and several music videos. Plus, essence is developing an educational curriculum based on the project. A Dog Named Moo... I can hardly wait.