Dan Zanes was a member of the popular 1980s band The Del Fuegos and is currently the front man of the Grammy-winning group Dan Zanes and Friends.
Two things that set Dan Zanes apart from other artists is first, he is making homemade family music and encouraging his friends and neighbors to do the same. Second, he is the guy who is always interested in singing along with people everywhere, which brings us to his mission: Zanes is introducing his musical friends to his neighborhood friends and then showing everybody that they can play together and also feel pretty good while doing so. In this sense, Zanes is a twenty-first century version of the guy, who in the old days, used to conduct the town band from the gazebo. These days you can find Dan Zanes playing at places like Carnegie Hall and touring the country. He is a ringmaster, introducing new songs and reconnecting people to songs that have always been there, and still are it's just that people forgot about them.