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Friday, 11 March 2011 23:31

Dan Zanes 3/11/11 + Video

Dan Zanes 3/11/11 Anna Zanes
Written by Maic D'Agostino

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  • Date Recorded: March 11, 2011
  • Artist / Band: Dan Zanes
  • Hosting Show: Musical Merry-Go-Round
  • Sound: Jon Valley
  • Video: Paul Oryem

It’s easy to assume Dan Zanes' current musical output is that settled-down, solo-career sound that often seems to follow days of band-filled glory.

It’s also easy to understate the effect that beginning a family can have on an artist. But Dan Zanes gives testament to the contrary with his unpretentious songs for the most unassuming audience: kids.

Displaying a wild shock of hair, Zanes began his career with the ’80s pop band, the Del Fuegos. Since then, his hair grown longer and grayer, Zanes has released 8 albums featuring children’s music, most recently 76 Trombones in 2009, and he won a Grammy in that category for his 2006 Catch That Train! The recordings feature collaborations with various artists, notably Sheryl Crow. The stripped-back style of the music, with influences ranging from Latin to bluegrass, generates a summer feel, due to the cheerful, drifting daytime lullabies and the zany, upbeat rhythms. From flying kites with the slow-going clouds to banging pots on the porch with the neighbors, Zanes’ music is as likely to make you feel like a kid again as it is to get the little ones up and dancing.

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