“We hosted a Son of Laughter show in our home. Chris Slaten’s songs peeled back our surfaces and reminded us of longings and hurts and loves we had not known how to voice. The songs were honest and raw, as well as redemptive. He provided us a space and a common language to reveal our lives to one another, and people remained late into the evening sharing God’s story in their own lives.”
Dr. Tim Basselin, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Worship – Dallas Theological Seminary

We are currently booking house shows this spring and summer spanning from the Southeast to Wisconsin. If you are interested, please e-mail me at

A house show doesn’t necessarily have to mean your house if that won’t physically work. It could be at a local venue, church, park…anywhere where you would like to get a group of people together for a free show. If you are worried about the stress of planning an event, know that these can be very low key. We hosted one in our carport last summer for Arthur Alligood and it was a memorable night. A few friends brought some desserts and we provided drinks and chairs. 50 people were invited; fifteen showed up, but it was well worth it. All that to say, it possible to have an enjoyable concert with minimal stress and cost. Let me know if you are interested!

Upcoming Shows

July 2 – 4, 2015
Escape To The Lake
Williams Bay, WI

Sunday, July 5, 2015
First Presbyterian Church
219 W Maple Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
10:00am Church service

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Townander house show – with Tim Coons
Libertyville, IL
6:30pm – doors
7:00pm – show
If you are interested in attending, please email for details. 

Monday, July 6, 2015
The Well at Jefferson Street Christian Church – with Matthew Clark
1700 N. Jefferson St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
6:30pm – doors
7:00pm – show

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Gathering Grounds Coffee
124 E State St
Pendleton, IN 46064
6:30pm – doors
7:00pm – show

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
New Song Homestead – with Chris & Jenna
3270 Pickbury Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45211
7:00pm – doors
7:30pm – show

Thursday, July 9, 2015
City Gospel Mission – with Chris & Jenna
1805 Dalton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45214

Friday, July 10, 2015
North Wind Manor – with Arthur Alligood
Nashville, TN
If you are interested in attending, please email for details. 

Show Archive

6.25.15: White Station Church Of Christ – Memphis, TN
Vogel House Show – Independence, MO
World Cup Coffee – Topeka, KS
Holy Trinity Anglican Church – Colorado Springs, CO
Green Valley Church – San Diego, CA 
Bruno House Show – San Diego, CA
New Hope Church – Modesto, CA
Ziegenbein House Show – Palo Alto, CA
Miller House Show – Los Angeles, CA
Hays-Pape House Show – Mansfield, TX
Moore House Show – Chattanooga, TN
Songwriter Shootout Annual Finals (Top 10 Finalist!) – Chattanooga, TN
10.25.14: Whittier House Show – Chattanooga, TN
10.18.14: Holloway House Show – Charlotte, NC
10.9.14: Hutchmoot, The Local Show: Special Edition – Nashville, TN
Avon Wesleyan Church – Avon, NY
Hope Church – Rochester, NY
Preston House Show, The Burrow – Omaha, NE
Marion Presbyterian Church – Marion, KS
The Riverside Assembly Hall – Nashville, TN
North Wind Manor – Nashville, TN
Escape To The Lake – Williams Bay, WI
Nagle House Show – Indianapolis, IN
Faith Evangelical Free Church, Opening for Jason Gray – Milford, OH
McGarvey House Show – Chattanooga, TN
The Camp House, Opening for David Wilcox – Chattanooga, TN
Songwriter Shootout Quarter Finals, Camp House – Chattanooga, TN – VOTED 1ST RUNNER UP!!! 
Basselin House Show – Dallas, TX
Robinson House Show – San Antonio, TX
Kelly House Show – College Station, TX
Hilton House Show – Houston, TX
Kittle House Show – League City, TX
Murphy Birthday Brunch – Dallas, TX
St. Philip Presbyterian Church, Son of Laughter and The Walla Recovery opening for Paul Demer – Hurst, TX
Effaw House Show – Memphis, TN
North Shore Fellowship – Chattanooga, TN
Harmony House – Dayton, TN
Camp House Songwriter Shootout – WINNER! – Chattanooga, TN
Coffee Beans & Books – Beaver, WV
3.23.14: Beckley Art Center – Beaver, WV
3.24.14: Lily Mills Café – Avon, NY
3.25.14: Beans on Broad – Grove City, PA
3.26.14: Hughes House Show – Grove City, PA
3.27.14: Lecture/Workshop at Cairn University – Langhorne, PA
3.27.14: Crossing Community Church – Newtown, PA
3.28.14: Foster House Show – Abingdon, MD
3.29.14: Inklings Tea Shop at I Love Books Bookstore- Kingsport, TN
12.18.13: Hayes House Show, Chattanooga, TN
12.17.13: Camp House, Chattanooga, TN
12.10.13: Heritage House Songwriter Association, Chattanooga, TN
12.8.13: North Shore Fellowship Christmas Concert, Chattanooga, TN
12.7.13: Mainx24 Festival, Chattanooga, TN
11.9.13: Patton House Show, Cleveland, GA
10.20.13: Stevener House Show, Raleigh, NC
10.10.13: Hutchmoot, Nashville, TN
10.6.13: Brainerd Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN
9.6.13: Christ Church, Atlanta, GA
8.6.13: Son Of Laughter Highlight on WRCB TV
8.4.13: Worship @ Church Of The Good Shepherd, Washington, NC
8.3.13: Morrell House Show, Raleigh, NC
8.2.13: First Friday, Raleigh, NC
7.19.13: Wolfe House Show, Signal Mountain, TN
6.28.13: Slaten House Show, Hixson, TN
6.22.13: Sneaky Beans Coffee Shop, Jackson, MS

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