The true modern folk record, Parades And Panoramas is a revival of 25 songs from poet Carl Sandburg's legendary 1927 collection of traditional tunes, The American Songbag.
Dan Zanes, a former Del Fuego, and his usual scruffy troupe of singers and musicians drag these old time songs kicking and screaming into the 21st century- with acoustic arrangement, with traditional instruments, with tuba driven electric guitars.
Parades and Panoramas has the homemade sound that listeners who love Wilco or The Band or Oh Brother Where Art Thou will love.
It's folk music for the un-folked; traditional music for rock n rollers.
It's music appropriate for all ages, though adults and teenagers may not want to share.
Parades and Panoramas is packaged with a 60 page full color booklet which includes lyrics, chords, Carl Sandburg's writings about the songs, additional thoughts by Dan Zanes, and wild historical photos of American musicians from the turn of the last century.