Artist: Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies
Age Range: 2 through 6
Description: With relatively little fanfare nationally, Seattle-based Vogan has released six albums (including this latest one) targeted at the older preschool/kindergarten set over the past seven years. All of them have had some good songs to recommend them, and BVGB is no exception. "Big Bad Dump Truck" is a shuffling rocker with, appropriately enough, a hint of dirt to it. "Dinosaur in My Drawer" features some nifty guitar work and some "la la las." "Marla Has Two Moms" will help fill out your family diversity playlist, while "Presidents' Day" celebrates even the least celebrated chief executives. Even the songs I didn't hear saying much new say them with obvious thought as to how to convey the lyrics (like the rough sound of "I'm a Nasty Cavity").
At barely 25 minutes in length, the album almost feels like an extended EP than a full album. But for those families looking for an artist that might complement artists like Laurie Berkner to serve their favorite four-year-old, this is a good introduction to an artist who might fit that bill. Recommended.
Note: I was provided a copy of the album for possible review.