Dan Zanes has been releasing some great family music since 2000, after being a member of the 80’s rock band the Del Fuegos. He occupies a unique place in American music where sea shanties, English music hall, North American and West Indian folk music, play party songs, the spirit of early rock-and-roll and soulful originals collide. With his band, Dan Zanes and Friends, he has toured the world sharing handmade 21st-century social music with enthusiastic crowds of kids and kid sympathizers. I chatted with Dan from his home in Brooklyn. Here’s “All Around the Kitchen” by Dan Zanes and friends, from Jack’s Big Music Show on Noggin circa 2007.