Kids music from The Hairy Beasties (Jon Langford, Kelly Hogan, Sally Timms) plus Cari Lee & The Saddle-ites

If there was enogh support from the various labels I swear I would start a third blog with just kids music. Some of the best artists of our time have grown up and propagated and thus become interested in entertaining the children in their lives. TMBG, Dan Zanes and now The Hairy Beasties have recently added their own take of what kids music should sound like.

The Hairy Beasties are Jon Langford, Kelly Hogan, Sally Timms and Devil In a Woodpile, the new record is called Animal Crackers. The song below is what it would sound like if “Where The Wild Things Are” came to life as a song. This is made for childen (and they’ll love it) but I think the adults in their lives may like it even more.

Buy it at

this special page and get some baby onesies for cheap.Wee Hairy Beasties [Download]

UPDATE: There’s also a video for the song “Toenail Moon” by Sally Timms, click here.

Cari Lee and The Saddle-ites new record is just good clean fun. Can’t say that about much else in this world today. This is music from a different time and she performs it lovingly and stays true to the form. There can’t be more than a handful of bands in the world playing this music to such a high level.

They’re calling it “rural bop” but you could call it western swing, urban hillbilly pop or any number of things. The new record, Brought To You Via Saddle-ite, is out now on Startone Records.

From Monday On [Download]


2 Responses to “Kids music from The Hairy Beasties (Jon Langford, Kelly Hogan, Sally Timms) plus Cari Lee & The Saddle-ites”

  1. jon manyjars says:

    There IS a kids music blog, called (Sm)all Ages. I am looking forward to the Wee Hairy Beasties record!

  2. Chris Toft says:

    If you’re writing about Chicago (or, for that matter, national) kids music artists, you HAVE to include Justin Roberts — It just doesn’t get any better. Full disclosure – we share the same producer, but I’m not the only one bangin’ the Justin drum.