MUSICAL CHILD WINS 'CHILDRENS MUSIC WEB AWARD' FOR BEST NEW ARTIST 2004. I'm both a stay-at-home Dad to Eric, my son, who you see on the CD cover, and a music teacher to pre-school and kindergarten children in central Massachusetts. A few years ago, I decided to write and record 20 original children's songs and make a CD called 'Musical Child'. Many of the ideas for my songs have come from conversations I have had with the many children I entertain. Just yesterday [9/3/03] a little boy told me his backpack felt like it had a telephone pole in it. The 'back pack song' will be on my second CD due out next summer. I love writing and re-writing my songs until I think I have them just right and then recording them at home on my 4-track over and over again until they are just what I what. Then I'm ready to hit the recording studio. 'Musical Child' was recorded at a friend's house using his 16 track digital studio. We worked one night a week for eight months to get the sound just right. I invited some of my very talented musical friends to play percussion, pedal steel, harmonica and cello. After mixing the tracks together locally, the recording was loaded on a disc and sent to Disc Makers in New Jersey for professional re-mastering, duplication and packaging. My CD has become quite popular in central Massachusetts. Now when I play out locally, family's that come out to see my shows sing along with me ... that is very cool. Eric, my son, who sings the song 'Clowns' on the CD, performs with me now and is always a big hit with the crowd. 'Musical Child' just came out this spring and I been thrilled to witness the positive feedback I have received from both children and adults. Should you buy it...I thank you very much!!! I know you and your children will like it. Kim Webster.