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Grab extra socks. Parker Bent's new album for children, produced by multi-Grammy winner, Larry Klein, is gonna knock 'em clean off.
Grab extra socks. Parker Bent's new album for children, produced by multi-Grammy winner, Larry Klein, is gonna knock 'em clean off.
271 backers pledged $31,310 to help bring this project to life.

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What's happening?

Huge things are happening! My next album for children is all set to be recorded, and this time multi-grammy winner, music legend, and all around good guy, Larry Klein, is producing it! (Where I come from this is what we call a, "Very Big Deal!") The songs are written and ready to go, having been honed over thousands of live performances for tens of thousands of preschoolers. It's my best material yet, and things are lining up to make this album something that will stir the hearts, fire the imaginations, and tickle the funny-bones of young children for years to come!

Who's Larry?

Larry Klein has had a long and artful career as a bass player, producer, and song-writer (Google him and in 3 seconds you'll find an impressive list of your musical heroes he's worked with, most famously his long collaboration with Joni Mitchell.) One thing he's never done, however, is make an album for children. Seeing me in action and witnessing the effect my work has on children has fired him up! He knows that together we can produce music for families that reaches the highest levels of artistic expression.

Wow. Humbling, flattering, and incredibly exciting.

What do I need?

You are an essential part of bringing this wonderful album to life! I'm all set to go, but I need to pay for recording studio time, hire musicians and engineers, and pay for the physical production of CD's. $25,000 is the absolute minimum required to produce this album at such a professional level of quality, but it's not the maximum. If I'm fortunate enough to generate more it means we'll have more studio time to reach the creative vision Larry and I share. 

What do you get?

Be sure to check out all the cool rewards. They range from a digital copy of the album all the way up to having your child perform on a song. You're part of the team creating this album, and you'll share in the glory!

Important Money Details

Kickstarter is all or nothing. This means your credit card will only be charged if I reach my goal amount within the 30 day window. If I'm a dollar short come the 31st day, you won't pay a single penny. This ensures that your money will be used only for this project. But it also means that there's some urgency. 

If I don't reach my goal, I get nothing and the project won't go forward.

You Rock!

Thank you for being part of creating artful, intelligent music for families. (What excellent taste you have.) Because of you this album will be delivered into the eager hands, hearts, and minds of thousands of young children. 

It is a dream come true to bring what I love to the children you love.

Thank you!!!

"I Kickstarted Parker Bent!" t-shirt prototype.
"I Kickstarted Parker Bent!" t-shirt prototype.

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges we face in seeing this project through are very small. The songs are all written, and Larry and I each bring great experience, skill, and enthusiasm. That said, we're both dads, husbands, and artists with busy lives, so coordinating schedules will probably be our biggest challenge!

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    Digital album: You'll receive a digital copy of the album by email for play on your computer, phone etc.

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    CD: You'll receive a copy of the album on CD.

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    Autographed CD: You'll receive a copy of the new CD with a personalized message to your child and signature from Parker!

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    T-shirt and Digital album bundle: You'll receive a digital copy of the album by email and an "I Kickstarted Parker Bent!" t-shirt with cool logo (see image below) by snail-mail. (Child and adult sizes available).

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    CD and T-shirt bundle: You'll receive a CD and "I Kickstarted Parker Bent" t-shirt with cool logo (see image below) by mail. (Child and adult sizes available).

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    "Plus 1" ticket: You'll receive a CD as well as a ticket for you, your child, and one friend to a backyard Parker concert at Parker's house! Sing on stage, laugh and dance, meet Parker's wife and baby!
    (1 child plus 1 friend, and 1 adult).

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    Sing on the album! Your child will sing on the album in a chorus of children. They'll love to be part of the recording process with Parker, and they'll love hearing themselves on the album even more!

    You will also receive a copy of the CD.

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    Thank you!

    You will be thanked by name in the liner notes of the CD.

    You will also receive a CD.

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    Personal Parker concert at the location of your choice! Get it cookin' with a backyard bash for your child's birthday or have Parker come sing lullabies on a quiet family night. You will also receive a copy of the CD.

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    Parker will write and record a song for or about your child. (Song may not appear on the album, but you will receive a CD and be emailed mp3's of your song.) You will also receive a copy of the final album on CD.

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    Sing solo on the album! Your child will be immortalized in song on what will no doubt be the coolest record of 2014! Their voice will appear unaccompanied in a speaking or singing role. You will also receive a copy of the CD. (Limit to 3).

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Funding period

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