Son of Laughter, the music of singer/songwriter Chris Slaten, offers a whimsical and melodic blend of finger-style guitar, lush orchestrations, and lyrical storytelling.
In June 2013 he released a 5-song EP, The Mantis and the Moon (5/5 stars - CCM magazine), with producer Ben Shive (Andrew Peterson, The Gray Havens, Colony House). It is available on Noisetrade, iTunes, Amazon, and at The Rabbit Room.
The newest Son of Laughter album, No Story is Over, is currently available exclusively at The Rabbit Room online store as of November 2017.
“I’m not sure I know a songwriter with greater attention to detail than Chris Slaten, a.k.a. Son of Laughter. The new release is just plain beautiful.”Arthur Alligood, singer-songwriter, national winner of NPR's Mountain Stage NewSong contest
“When we first heard Son of Laughter's music, an album repeat festival promptly began in our car, lasting for weeks. If you haven't heard this music, you need to.”
Dave Radford of The Grey Havens
“I admire Chris Slaten for so many things, not the least of which is his immaculate beard. But I love his music even more. His guitar parts are wonderfully inventive, his Paul Simon-esque voice soars, and his lyrics are as whimsical as they are literate. Any release of a new Son of Laughter record is cause for celebration.”Andrew Peterson, singer-songwriter, author of The Wingfeather Saga
“With one of the friendliest singing voices I’ve ever heard, Chris Slaten delivers a thoughtful collection of songs in No Story is Over, combining rich theology with a light hearted sound. I will have ‘The Meal We Could Not Make’ on repeat forever and am basically a Son of Laughter fan for life.” Emily P. Freeman, WSJ bestselling author of Simply Tuesday and A Million Little Ways.