Last year, Chris Slaten (Son of Laughter) delivered a roundhouse kick to my brain with his EP The Mantis and the Moon, and I’m pretty sure his performance at Hutchmoot brought a full Van Damme down on quite a few other brains as well. Since then he’s been all over the country playing house shows and raising money to record his first full-length record (for which he’s already written all the songs).
Part of our vision for North Wind Manor is that it be a unique house-show venue, and we’ve asked Son of Laughter to be our inaugural guinea pig. With that in mind, we’ve been working hard to get the house and grounds in order. Rooms to paint, weeds to pull, air conditioning to install, flowers to plant, screen doors to fix—the list is enough to make me tired just thinking about it. But we’re looking forward to having a big group of all of you out next Friday night to put the place through its paces.
Tickets are just $5 (free to Rabbit Room members) and we’re limiting the show to 40 people. We also ask that you bring a snack or side dish to share. We’ll provide the drinks. The event begins at 7:30pm and you’re welcome to stick around and enjoy fellowship with friends after the show. We will also be taking donations for Chris, which will go toward funding his new record.
We think you’re in for a real treat. Here’s what another house show host had to say:
“Chris Slaten’s songs . . . reminded us of longings and hurts and loves we had not known how to voice . . . He provided for us a space and a common language in which to reveal our lives to one another.” —Dr. Tim Basselin, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Worship – Dallas Theological Seminary
And here’s a taste of Son of Laughter’s particular genius in the form of a song from the current EP, The Mantis and the Moon. It’s called “The Fiddler” and . . . well . . . just listen.
Click here for tickets. We’ll see you at the door.
[Note: If you aren’t able to make the show at the North Wind, Chris has another show the following night at the Riverside Assembly Hall, also in Nashville. Click here for more information on that show.]