You'll note the part in the Dan Zanes interview where DZ recommends you don't invite a stranger into your house to perform for your kids' birthdays, but have friends work on three songs and perform them at the party as a birthday present. In general, that's good advice. Specifically, though, that might put me out of a job, so please, take his words with a grain of salt (or a savory spice). In other words, "Pay no attention to that man
We've seen a real revival in children's music, and music that appeals to children. While there is still a lot of drek out there for children and grownups, the time has come to stop qualifying our children's music lists as "songs adults won't hate" or "music that won't make grownups sick." These days, you don't have to look hard for good children's music beyond Pete Seeger, Ella Jenkins, and Woody Guthrie. Cool Tunes for Kids, Children's Music That Rocks, and Zooglobble are three reputable children's music resources on the internet. Want more? Check out their blogrolls.