Barry Louis Polisar
Since being diagnosed with a chronic case of Silly Guy-itis, Polisar has made the best of his condition via his career in the field of children's music. Free of any sort of adult-world shame, he relates to kids on their own mischievous level as opposed to talking down to them. Songs about asparagus (it tastes bad), nose picking (you shouldn't do it), and beating up your sister (it's not nice) prove that he knows what's on his audience's mind. On top of that, he's a solid musician and songwriter, coming up with folk-ish, acoustic-guitar-based songs that are tastefully recorded and rarely too sugary. Parents may tire of the silliness, but as a more intelligent alternative to the Barney-style school of ultra-cute kids entertainment, he should be a welcomed presence.