Doing that review also got me thinking about the state of kid music these days. Maybe it is just the fact that I have a child now, but It seems that there is an explosion of new groups on the Kindie scene. Bands which seem to be increasingly making music with more appeal to the folks with the buying power. Yes, of course I am talking about the parents.
Personally, at our house, we most often are just playing good music that we, as parents, enjoy. Crossover stuff with universal appeal which seems to translate as music our son enjoys too. This includes a lot of folk, blues, rock, and Americana. However, now that our little guy is talking and understanding so much of what he hears, he is beginning to relate more and more to the lyrics of the music we play. Given that, he is also beginning to enjoy the offbeat humor of much of what he hears on kid focused releases. Thus, we are turning to them more and more.
Obviously, I kid.
But, since Luke has only just turned three we don’t yet have a collection of kid music to match our collection of kid books. However, we seem to be picking up new releases on a consistent basis, as well as checking out some artists from our local library. That being said, I thought I’d pay it forward and possibly introduce you to a few of the artists that we have found who we have enjoyed as a family. They are in no particular order.
Check them out, let me know what you think, and leave a comment telling me who your favorite kid musicians are.
Caspar BabyPants (Chris Ballew from The Presidents of the United States of America) I once tailed him so well that Starsky and Hutch would have been proud.