Musician Dan Zanes (pictured), former frontman
of the Del Fuegos, will perform at the Kane Street Synagogue
(236 Kane St. between Court and Clinton streets in Cobble Hill)
on Dec. 14.
Zanes is on tour promoting his latest children’s album "House Party" (Festival Five Records), which features 20 folksongs with guest appearances by many artists including Debbie Harry (on the Australian song "Waltzing Matilda") and composer Phillip Glass (playing a portable Billhorn Brothers pump organ on "A Place for Us").
"House Party" was recorded in Zanes’ Cobble Hill home, and the diversity of Brooklyn is reflected in his eclectic assortment of ditties - including songs in Spanish and Japanese, and a "West Indian Counting Song" (with vocals by Aggie Decaul and Courin Gibbs).
The album’s innovative liner notes are a six-page children’s board book with colorful illustrations by Donald Saaf.
Doors open at 1 pm, and the show begins at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased at The Toy Box [87 Pineapple Walk at Henry Street, (718) 246-5440] in Brooklyn Heights, Boing Boing [204 Sixth Ave. at Union Street, (718) 398-0251] in Park Slope, and The Green Onion [274 Smith St. at Sackett Street, (718) 246-2804] in Carroll Gardens.
For more information about the event, call (718) 858-8663.