WELCOME to christopherkent.com!
• A wild new release from the WILD IDEAS album project!
• Announcing an upcoming concert!
• All the tracks released so far from the two new albums!
• A collection of Fan Favorites for those of you visiting for the first time!
The scoop: Christopher posts new creations here—mostly music, but also the occasional original article, illustrated poem or music video—every month. (His new music tracks are also usually available everywhere across the Web, although you can usually download them here for free.) He’s currently releasing tracks from two new album projects, which he refers to as “musical books.” (For the full story on the two album projects — and why he thinks of them as “musical books” — click here!) Also, in upcoming months look for the the final tracks from his Basement Tapes collection!
Please stop by every month to see and hear what’s new—and if you like what you find, please share it with your friends!
Friday evening, July 5th, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., Chris will be appearing as part of the Lemont Village Green summer concert series!
He’ll be playing all of your favorite Christopher Kent originals plus some brand new songs, and telling some outrageous stories, all from the brand new band stage on the Green! Bring lawn chairs and smiles — a food truck will be nearby, and a lovely time is guaranteed for all! (For more information, click here!)
THIS MONTH: A new song from the upcoming WILD IDEAS project!
This month’s song/recording — Lotus Petals — is one of the most entertaining tracks I’ve created in recent memory! As a way to explain what the song is about, here’s an ancient parable that I made up:
The Young Man and the Raven
(A parable by Christopher Kent)
There was once a young man who lived in a small village. Because he had now come of age, it was time for him to leave the village and set out on his own to seek his fortune.
One warm, clear night, concerned about his future, he walked out under the stars until he found a pond filled with floating lotus flowers. He looked up at the sky and said, “Oh great and wise universe, please let me know if my future will be happy and successful.”
Suddenly he saw a raven flying toward him. It landed in a tree nearby, and he realized the raven had been sent to give him his answer.
“Wise raven, please tell me what my future holds,” he said to the bird.
The raven replied: “Your life will work out very well.”
“So I will find that which I am seeking?” the young man asked.
“I didn’t say that,” replied the raven.
“But what will happen if I don’t find what I’m looking for?” the young man asked.
“Your life will work out very well,” the raven replied, “but you may not notice.”
(Cue the music!)
The previous releases from Wild Ideas!
What Do You Believe?
Long Distance Call
The previous releases from the Heart Chronicles project:
This Crazy Love (Act One, Song #2)
I Don’t Need Reasons for Loving You (Act One, Song #3)
I Thought I’d Found You (Act Two, Song #4)
Click to hear the songs!
Click to read (or listen to) the poems!