Entries by Dan Zanes

Strathmore, Chicago, Austin, NY + Big Video News

Greetings Friends, Neighbors, and Other Party People! I have some exciting concert updates and some equally inspired video news. + Elena Moon Park just made a new video for the Korean New Years song Sol Nal + Sonia de los Santos is about to film a new video this Saturday. Would you like to be […]

Sonia and the Latin Grammys + Wassaic This Weekend!

Greetings Friends and Neighbors and Lovers of the Summer Sun, I want to give you two pieces of August news before I go back to the front steps with my guitar. Sonia de los Santos and her incredible award winning, Spanish language family music CD, Mi Viaje, are on the Latin Grammy ballot this year […]

Dan Zanes and Festival Five – A Wild Musical Spring!!

Spring greetings to all friends and neighbors! I’m so proud of the family music that my label, Festival Five Records has made since 2000 and I count being able to release solo CDs from Father Goose, Sonia de los Santos, and Elena Moon Park among the crowning achievements. There is so much happening with all of us these […]

Lead Belly, Warm Music, and Me…

Greetings friends, neighbors and assorted music freaks! Good news! I just signed a contract with Smithsonian / Folkways to make a cd of Lead Belly’s children’s music. It’s really a dream come true for me. Lead Belly was my inspiration when I decided to learn to play guitar at age 8 and he’s been my […]

December: An Incredible Month for Music!

Greetings friends, neighbors, and lovers of the holidays, I’m sure you are fielding a thousand emails a day in the merry month of December. So I’ll keep it brief…. Here’s the holiday menu: + 20% off everything in the Dan Zanes General Store this week + A few tickets are left for the 5th Annual Holiday Sing Along at the City Winery + People […]

Apple Picking and Other Musical Adventures

Hello friends, neighbors, and lovers of the changing seasons! This fall as I look at my notebook I wonder if it seems to the outside world that I’m on a slight vacation. I love that idea but it couldn’t be further from the truth! There are so many projects in the works, so many roots […]

December: An Incredible Month for Music!

Greetings friends, neighbors, and lovers of the holidays, I’m sure you are fielding a thousand emails a day in the merry month of December. So I’ll keep it brief…. Here’s the holiday menu: + 20% off everything in the Dan Zanes General Store this week + A few tickets are left for the 5th Annual […]

Summer is Family Band Time!

Hello friends and neighbors, swimmers and climbers, workers and players, This is the real thing….it’s summer! For many of you that means it’s FAMILY BAND TIME. You may know this already but just in case you don’t, there are many free music lessons on my website in the section marked videos. The lessons include guitar, […]