Inspired "Little Songs" for Children

October 6, 2008

Brian Vogan: Little SongsWe recently had the chance to listen to the new children's music CD Little Songs, by Seattle-based songwriter, performer, and early childhood music educator Brian Vogan. It's a neat compilation of mellow, original, indie-rock-inspired tunes about the things kids care about, but, like all the cool kids' music we review, done in a style that appeals to both little ones and their parents. (In other words, it won't drive you nuts like some kids' music out there. In fact, you'll probably like it a lot.) It's highly recommended if you and your kids are fans of music from artists like Dan Zanes, They Might Be Giants, Mr. Oscat, and Frances England.

Favorites in our house include Racecar, the harder rocking Firefighter, and the catchy That's How a Pumpkin Grows, which of course is especially appreciated at this time of year. The songs on Little Songs were inspired by the interess and ideas of the children Brian teaches in his role as a music educator, so they're guaranteed to appeal to preschool-age children.

Listen to some sample tracks from Little Songs via CD Baby, where you can also purchase the album either as a CD or a high-quality MP3 download. Learn more about Brian and Little Songs at www.brianvogan.com, where you can also read lyrics and learn about live performances (mostly in the Seattle area, but if you find yourself up that way you might want to check it out).