Caspar Babypants

Music for the very young doesn’t always excite grown-ups, but parents do have a musical savior in Caspar Babypants, AKA Chris Ballew. The former Presidents of the United States of America frontman, Ballew’s striped-down tunes are still palatable to adults even after two dozen listens (and knowing kids’ listening pattens, there will be). The former MTV video star often uses just voice, acoustic guitar and simple percussion on his quirky originals and fresh interpretations of childhood classics (“Ring Around the Rosie,” “Ba Ba Black Sheep”). All ages.