December 8, 2003 |
With his whiskey rasp, whippet-thin frame and wild shock of gravity-defying hair, stone rock 'n' roller Dan Zanes, former frontman for the 1980s alt-rock band the Del Fuegos, would seem an unlikely candidate for Raffi territory.
April 19, 2007 |
DAN ZANES' idea of a good time is hanging out with family and friends old and new, making music, swapping stories or just grooving to the rhythm of the day. That casual approach and an all-inclusive spirit have fueled Zanes' plunge into the growing family music pool. And it's paid off for the former frontman of the alt-rock band Del Fuegos.
December 5, 2002 |
Waylon Jennings and Collin Raye did it. Keb' Mo, Harry Connick Jr. and Dom DeLuise have done it. John Lithgow has made it a part-time occupation. It seems to have become almost obligatory for artists to make at least one kids' album. Dan Zanes, former lead singer of the high-profile, gritty 1980s Del Fuegos rock band, however, crossed over and stayed. "I feel like I found my calling," the raspy-voiced rocker said, "but it found me, really."
April 12, 1987 |
OK, OK, so the faces we used in Record Rack last week to rate albums were stupid. While we launch a study to come up with a better symbol for rating the records, we'll go with the old standby of 1 to 4 checks. Translation: = "Great Balls of Fire" = "Good Vibrations" = "Maybe Baby" = "Running on Empty" "STAND UP." Del Fuegos. Slash.
September 24, 2007 |
Dan Zanes, Ralph Covert, Jason Ringenberg -- children's music of late has been infused with the offbeat, pop-folk vibe of many former indie rockers. And then there's Buck Howdy. Raised on a cattle ranch, now wrangling turkeys on his farm in Virginia and songs at his second home in San Diego, this real-life cowboy singer is captivating fans of all ages with his zany humor and campfire singalong style. His first two CDs -- "Skidaddle!" and "Giddyup!"
December 12, 2003 |
Here's a roundup of recent audio releases aimed at children. Dan Zanes and Friends, House Party Festival Five Records. For the family. CD: $15.(800) 448-6369.www.cdbaby.com; www.festivalfive.com.