So, a bunch of you are musicians, and a bunch of you have kids. Probably some of you musicians have kids. If so, you know that the great majority of kids music out there was originally developed for use at Abu Ghraib. 10 minutes of that stuff, and I'd confess to anything, just to make it stop.
I'm always on the lookout for kids music that (in this order):
#1) Doesn't drive me insane
#2) The kids like
#3) Has some redeeming musical value, in the hopes that ideas of good music will eventually sink into their little heads.
Here's what I've found, but I bet you guys have found a lot more.
Dan Zanes. Formerly of the Del Fuegos, he now does funky folk-style kids music that's actually pretty good. I like it better than the kids do, though.
Laurie Berkner. Borders on annoying sometimes, but the kids love it. A few decent harmonies, and embarrassingly catchy tunes.
Justin Roberts. Excellent stuff, loved by kids and Mom and Dad. Musically interesting, lyrically interesting, and yet still the kids like it. This guy remembers what it's like to be 8 years old.
Ralph's World. Ralph Agresta (?). Kids and Mom like it, I'm meh. At least it's not cloying.
Who else is out there worth listening to?