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Woohoo! Join Slugs & Bugs as we "Sing the Bible" with scripture verses put to catchy melodies and world class music.
Woohoo! Join Slugs & Bugs as we "Sing the Bible" with scripture verses put to catchy melodies and world class music.
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Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter page! In what may be our greatest challenge yet, Slugs & Bugs is applying its unique blend of sincerity and silliness to a CD filled with lyrics straight from scripture!   The new CD will have at least 20 songs, both silly and sweet, with melodies that will have you and your kids memorizing bible verses without even realizing it. Through Kickstarter, you can become a partner in the recording process, secure your pre-release copies of the CD, and choose from an awesome list of rewards (including a Slugs & Bugs DVD with all our animated videos, available exclusively to Kickstarter supporters!).

The Goal: 40 Days, 40 Nights, 40 Grand

Forty grand is a big number. We could not even attempt a project of this scope without you. So how will those funds be used? Let's break it down: The album will have at least 20 songs, and that means lots of production cost.  We will spend over a month in the studio recording the world class musicianship you've come to expect from a Slugs & Bugs project, as well as a two day recording session in North Carolina with the African Children’s Choir! If (when!) we successfully raise the $40k budget, it will cover all of the production expenses as well as the artwork, design and manufacture of the CDs themselves, and travel expenses to and from the session with the kids in North Carolina. (for more info, see the FAQ below)

(Randall visiting an African Children's Choir feeder school in Uganda)
(Randall visiting an African Children's Choir feeder school in Uganda)

If you're unfamiliar with the African Children’s Choir, it is my great honor to introduce you. For the last 20 years, the ACC has performed all over the world with children 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents due to the devastation of war, famine and poverty, but through the ACC, the children are provided with a stable, healthy environment and a quality education.  The children are radiant with hope and their music is absolutely extraordinary. We are incredibly excited to have these amazing Ugandan kids singing with Slugs & Bugs.

(Randall visiting an African Children's Choir feeder school in Uganda)
(Randall visiting an African Children's Choir feeder school in Uganda)

 Other exciting details... my friend Sally Lloyd-Jones, best-selling author of A Jesus Storybook Bible, Thoughts to Make your Heart Sing and other brilliant children’s books, will appear on the CD as a speaker and reader. Not only is Sally a fantastically creative and delightful human being, she was born in Uganda, and raised in England which somehow gives her the perfect voice for reading to children. And of course, my old friend Andrew Peterson will inevitably turn up somewhere to make merry or mischief or both.

If you're curious about which scripture passages we've turned into songs, you can see some of them here at the Slugs & Bugs Blog. When I look at all those verses, and I think of all the CD players and minivans and ipods that will be playing those words over and over, I can't help but think - this may be the most important work Slugs & Bugs has ever done.  So join us!  We'll get kids and families singing the Bible together for years to come.

To give you more of a feel for what the songs are like, we're going to keep adding videos over the course of the campaign.  So check these out below and check back in a few days for more!

 Full "Sing the Bible" Interview video...

Poor Andrew Peterson.  I guess it's hard to get into the music with a plank in your eye.

 In one of the concert tiers, you can purchase the Slugs & Bugs Christmas Program for your church or school.  It comes with choir arrangements, script, staging instructions and a CD for each family with a kid in the choir. Here's a quick peek!

When I visited Uganda Last fall, I spent some time with an organization called Tukutana. The Tukutana kids surprised me by learning my Old Testament song. Check out the video and then choose your reward! Oh, and please share the link to this page with your friends on facebook, but don't use the shortlink underneath the main video.  Use this one: http://kck.st/14xzPpB Thanks!

*If you're a returning visitor, you may have noticed I've removed all references to supporting African missions with portions of profits from this CD.  That is because Kickstarter informed me it violates their policy to promote a project this way. Thank you for understanding. 

Risks and challenges

Potential obstacles for this project are similar to those in any human endeavor. But this is the fourth Slugs & Bugs CD; we've learned from past experience and have budgeted and planned this album in such a way that with your help, we are 100% confident in its success. Producer Ben Shive and I will be the ones driving the project forward so if you're the praying kind, you could pray for us.

I've dedicated my career to bringing this music to families, and I'm in it till its finished. Let's do this.

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    THE DIGITAL - Digital downloads of all 4 Slugs & Bugs CDs, the SPECIAL EDITION poster, new Slugs & Bugs Coloring Pages, and an awesome downloadable poster EXCLUSIVE TO THIS TIER with Slugs & Bugs artwork that says "I Saved The Earth With Slugs & Bugs"

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    5 autographed new CDs, 5 Slugs & Bugs & Lullabies CDs, a pre-release digital download, new Slugs & Bugs Coloring Pages and a downloadable SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs poster.

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    5 autographed new CDs, 5 autographed Slugs & Bugs Under Where? CDs, a pre-release digital download, new Slugs & Bugs Coloring Pages, an autographed SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs poster signed to you/your kids names, and a SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs Christmas Ornament, personalized to your family.

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    5 autographed new CDs, 5 autographed Slugs & Bugs & Lullabies CDs, a pre-release digital download, new Slugs & Bugs Coloring Pages, an autographed SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs poster signed to you/your kids names, and a SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs Christmas Ornament, personalized to your family.

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    THE SLUGS & BUGS CHAT! 5 autographed new CDs, 5 autographed Slugs & Bugs Under Where? CDs, a pre-release digital download, new Slugs & Bugs Coloring Pages, an autographed SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs poster signed to you/your kids names, a SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs Christmas Ornament, personalized to your family, and a Skype or Google Chat with you and your kids, where we say hello and then I play their 3 favorite songs for them live!

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    THE BULK DEAL - 10 copies of each Slugs & Bugs CD! There are 4 S&B CDs now, so that's 40 CDs for 250! Also in this tier: the pre-release digital download, new Slugs & Bugs Coloring Pages, an autographed SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs poster signed to you/your kids names, and a SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs Christmas Ornament, personalized to your family.

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    BIBLE VERSE SONG! 5 autographed new CDs, 5 Slugs & Bugs & Lullabies CDs, new Slugs & Bugs Coloring Pages, an autographed SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs poster signed to you/your kids names, and a Scripture Song written for the Bible verse of your choice! (as long as it's not super-long.)

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    CONCERT ON SKYPE! This reward includes 10 autographed new CDs, new Slugs & Bugs Coloring Pages, an autographed SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs poster signed to you/your kids names AND a 45 minute Skype/Google Chat all-request live concert for your family and whoever you can fit in front of your screen.

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    The Slugs & Bugs VBS! Titled "The Whole Enchilada," this Mexican Restaurant themed VBS spans the entirety of created history and tells the story God has been writing since time began. It ends with the grand challenge to find YOUR place in His story. "The Whole Enchilada" makes learning God's story awesome, silly fun, includes everything your Children's Director will need from lesson plans to craft and game supplies to detailed volunteer lists,and a new S&B CD for each VBS student for up to 50 kids! .

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    THE SLUGS & BUGS KABOOTLE - 5 physical copies of each S&B CD, (20 CDs), a pre-release digital download, new Slugs & Bugs Coloring Pages, an autographed SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs poster signed to you/your kids names, a SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs Christmas Ornament, one S&B T-shirt for every person in the immediate family, a personalized, framable lyric, handwritten by RG from any of the S&B CDs, and a 45 minute live Skype/Google Chat concert - you pick the set list - for your family and whoever you can fit in front of your screen.

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    HOUSE CONCERT... 10 new CDs and a pre-release digital download, PLUS Randall will come to your house and play a home-spun Slugs & Bugs concert for you and your neighborhood right there in your living room. (Lodging and travel costs are additional).

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    BIRTHDAY PARTY!!... 10 CDs for your family, and a pre-release digital download, PLUS Randall will come play a concert in your home for your sweet child's birthday party and provide a CD for every child in attendance! We might have to be flexible with scheduling, but we'd have a GREAT time. (Lodging and travel costs are additional).

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    BOOK A 2014 CONCERT... A whole box of (30) new CDs, ANOTHER box of the S&B CD of your choice, a pre-release digital download, the coloring pages, the ornament, PLUS the full Slugs & Bugs concert at your church or school. You help pick the setlist! (Lodging and travel costs are additional.)

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    The S&B Christmas Program! Everything from the $120 tier, plus the Slugs & Bugs Christmas program, including a S&B Christmas CD for each family in the kids choir, up to 50 kids!

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    THE PATRON...(Great value!) 10 copies of the new CD, a concert for your local church or school, a S&B Christmas concert, the new S&B VBS, a pre-release digital download, new Slugs & Bugs Coloring Pages, an autographed SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs poster signed to you/your kids names, a SPECIAL EDITION Slugs & Bugs Christmas Ornament, 5 original Scripture Songs written for you and your family from the Bible verses you choose, a lifetime VIP pass to Slugs & Bugs shows, and a stuffed bunny.

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Funding period

- (40 days)