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Kid Pan Alley

Winner! The 2005 Parents’ Choice Gold Award and the 2005 National Parenting Publications Gold Award!

Developed by Trapezoid’s Paul Reisler in collaboration with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Kid Pan Alley: Nashville includes songs co-wr...more



Developed by Trapezoid’s Paul Reisler in collaboration with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Kid Pan Alley: Nashville includes songs co-written by more than 1,000 children from 40 different Nashville area schools and features top Nashville talent including Amy Grant, Delbert McClinton, Kix Brooks (Brooks & Dunn), Raul Malo, Beth Nielsen Chapman and many more.

Kid Pan Alley brings these professional songwriters and musicians together with school children in a group songwriting process. Through songwriting, children are able to articulate their feelings in a way that aids with the prevention, intervention and healing of crisis situations. Through Kid Pan Alley they develop self-awareness and self-confidence in their own abilities while learning respect for intellectual property in a direct first-hand way. To date, Paul Reisler has collaboratively written over 600 songs with nearly 12,000 children.

Founder and artistic director Paul Reisler comments: "Kids need to know they can be creators and not just consumers. I see what it’s like for these students to have their first song recorded by artists such as Suzy Bogguss, Beth Nielsen Chapman, and Darrell Scott, and it’s hard not to imagine what they are going to be able to create now that they are off to such a powerful start."

Kid Pan Alley: Nashville received the 2005 Parent’s Choice Foundation Gold Award for excellence in children’s music, a Gold Medal Prize from NAPPA, and a GRAMMY nomination for the track Scary Things.

About Kid Pan Alley:
Kid Pan Alley started with a brilliant, yet obvious discovery - kids make the best co-writers. Kid Pan Alley is a national children’s songwriting project developed by Trapezoid’s Paul Reisler in which children are inspired to be creators and not just consumers of music. To date, KPA has written more than 600 songs with more than 12,000 children and won five ASCAP Foundation awards.

About Nashville Chamber Orchestra:
The Nashville Chamber Orchestra has come to be recognized as one of America’s most creative and innovative orchestras, presenting it’s unique style of Music Without Boundaries. Under the leadership of music director Paul Gambill and executive director Connie Linsler Valentine, the extraordinary music making of this ensemble has garnered a steady of national media attention plus recordings for Warner Bros., NAXOS, Angel, Almanac, and Alabaster Records, and a national award for Adventurous Programming from ASCAP.

Track Listing
1. Suzy Bogguss / Bouncin’ off the Bottom
2. Beth Nielsen Chapman / Little Drop of Water
3. Jonell Mosser / The Cheetah
4. Darrell Scott / Rainforest
5. Mustafa Abdul-Aleem / Goin’ to the Park
6. Jimmy Hall / True to Me
7. Raul Malo / Whispering in Spanish
8. Delbert McClinton / Freaky Friday
9. Kaset/Middleman/Lloyd/Vezner / Download it all for Free
10. Kix Brooks / Cartoons
11. Tommy Sims / Can’t Remember What I Forgot
12. John Bindel / Scary Things
13. Paul Colman / Pretty Good Day
14. Lari White / Stinky Socks
15. Amy Grant
Christmas in Tennessee
16. Will Hoge / No Fair
17. Nashville Bluegrass Band with Kathy Chiavola / Extra Hand
18. Kim Richey / Sleep All Day


Kid Pan Alley is not currently on tour.


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