L.A. this weekend, a new Sonia video, and more!


Greetings friends and neighbors and lovers of the winter wonderland! OK, so it hasn’t really been a winter wonderland. At least not in Brooklyn…cold and rainy is more like it– but that never stops the music! And there IS music! Here’s what we’re serving up today: + Dan Zanes and Friends in Los Angeles this weekend! + A […]

3 Sensory Friendly Holiday Shows This Month!


Greetings Friends and Neighbors and Lovers of the Holidays! I’m excited to let you know about our three holiday shows this month. New York! Philly! Chicago! These holiday shows are memorable, festive, joyful, musical moments and they only happen in December. It thrills me to be able to say that for the first time they’re […]

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 […]

Upcoming Shows from Dan Zanes, Sonia de los Santos and Father…


-Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Since the beginning of the family music adventures in 1999, the shows have always been our biggest source of inspiration and joy. We’ve been through a lot with so many of you over the years and it’s impossible to describe how much it means to be, in some small way, a […]

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!

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 […]

Sonia’s CD is the Big News Right Now!


Greetings Friends, Neighbors, and Lovers of Beautiful Bilingual Family Music! Sonia de los Santos has made a classic family CD Mi Viaje: de Nueva Leon to the New York Island and it’s out this week!! Sonia’s been singing and playing with DZ and Friends for seven years and since the very beginning people have been […]

Apple Picking and Other Musical Adventures

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 […]