When we look for kids’ music, we reach for goals that only rare music can meet: we want catchy tunes, we dream of true family appeal, we’d like some dance-ability, and we look for something Little One can learn from and grow with. We’ve got lofty goals. And they’ve all been met with one new CD: local musician Brian Vogan’s debut effort, Little Songs.

It’s no wonder, really, with his early education background and his experience teaching music to kiddos. Not to mention the powerhouse producer behind him–Barrett Jones, a guy known for his work with Nirvana, the Foo Fighters, and Brad. Little Songs is filled with super-fun tunes inspired by kiddos and what they’re into; Vogan even worked on the songs with his young students. One listen, and the whole fam will be singing about animals, the alphabet, manners, Valentine’s Day, firefighters and more. Your toes will do more than tap. You’ll have to get up and jump. Warning: one catchy tune may inspire begging for a racecar.

We’ll be keeping an eye on Vogan’s show calendar for the chance to see this talented guy perform; we already know that our fall will be filled with his autumn tune about gardening and the harvest moon, “That’s How a Pumpkin Grows,” and a catchy one about leaves that begs for a spinning dance: “We Call It Fall.” We call this CD awesome.

Little Songs by Brian Vogan
Order at CDBaby, $14.99
www.brianvogan.com