Or so I was led to believe by just about every commenter on every music -related post I've done. Dan Zanes is a rock & roll musician who's out and proud about his folk music interests. He was in the Del Fuegos, which may mean a lot to a lot of people.
Now, though, he's got a string of CD's that parents listen to even when their kids are out of the room, and a record label, festival five, that is focused on smart, great non-insipid music for kids.
After I read this interview with him in Pif Magazine (huh?), I thought, wow, this is a thoughtful, talented guy, a dad, who does cool kids' music! Only, on the last page, he says, "I hope that I won't be perceived only as 'the guy who does the cool kids' music.'" Now I feel bad.
Make Dan (and me) feel better by buying his CD, Rocket Ship Beach at Amazon.
Oh, he's got a million more, like Family Dance, which does just what it says.
Dan Zanes interviewed [Pif Magazine]
festival five records, the seat of Dan Zanes power