Small Potatoes

By Chris

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Small Potatoes is my first solo album and first album for kids.  It has 13 songs on it.  It’s very good.  You should buy it for your kids, or your parents, or your friends, or for anyone.  It is available in music stores now and on iTunes.  You can also order the CD now at MapleMusic.   You can listen to samples below before you buy.  It would make a great gift for the kids in your life.

I really hope you like it because it was a ton of fun to make.  I had written some songs for an educational program a couple of years ago and realized that I really liked writing for kids.  I kept writing and with lots of help in the studio from my pal David Matheson we got the album done.  Hopefully it’s an album that kids will love and parents will love too.

The reviews and such are already coming in.  Canadian Parents thought Small Potatoes was a “great find” that will “entertain and delight young children and their parents.”  Also, here is a write up from Inside Toronto.  The March issue of Today’s Parent magazine has a nice review saying that Chris Patterson “writes for kids, balancing unbridled silly and serious.”

Once you’ve heard it, please leave me a comment and tell me what you think or where you think I should be playing live.

I made a page over at Youtube and have posted my first music video there.

Here is a picture of The Backyardigans and me at our recent show in Hamilton.

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You might also enjoy my very first piece of fan art.  It was drawn by Michael and it’s Quatchi the Olympic Mascot with some Small Potatoes.  Thanks for the artwork, Michael!!


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Gym B
October 3rd, 2009

I like the Small Potatoes song in fact I took a vote in my potato garden an the I’s had it.

Gym B

October 7th, 2009

I had JUST managed to control my desire to produce offspring. But this and these songs and and and. Now I want babies again.

In other words, these are adorable and I can’t wait to buy my copy but I have no children to share it with.

October 7th, 2009

That is all kinds of adorable. :3. If I had a kid, I’d buy this for him/her.

[…] His first solo project, Small Potatoes will be available Oct. 27. You can preview several songs here, including a cover of the classic “Twinkle Twinkle Little […]

Sagvannagh T.
October 24th, 2009

Cute album!

Paul, Loretta, Georgia & Nadia
October 28th, 2009

Just listened to Small Potatoes with five young children and it was a hit! My daughter danced to it from beginning to end, while my niece didn’t budge from her perch beside the speaker so as not to miss one hilarious lyric. Best of all, it’s music Dad can listen to as well. Thanks for giving me a way to be an instant hero! Play in D.C.!

November 2nd, 2009

What great songs! I’m a dance, dance, dancing all over the place.

Deirdre Mundy
November 2nd, 2009

Wait…. Rippy the Gator ISN’T a kids song???? What about “Me Like Hockey?” and “Last Pirate?”……. ; )

My toddler son really liked these songs— the older girls (4 and 6) are hardcore Worms fans instead…….

Amy Skeoch
November 4th, 2009

Love the new album! Will def. be getting some for the little ones in my life for Christmas…!

Mark, Adrienne, Dylan & Daria
November 5th, 2009

If I had a time machine, I’d hand this CD to the Three Wise Men so they could give it to Jesus. Far more enjoyable than Frankincense.

Kudos Chris Patterson!!!

November 5th, 2009

I’m getting this for my Dance Dance Dancing monkey for Christmas! Great job Chris!

November 10th, 2009

‘Rain, Rain’ rules, rules … You are the Taylor Swift of Children’s music and this is supposed to be a compliment — really!

Beautiful. This is only the beginning.

November 16th, 2009

….why hasn’t this been part of my entire life? i feel like i’ve missed out on something cause i haven’t been listening to this the last 23 years of my life. thanks. i love this.

November 17th, 2009

The album is super cute and super funny! I bought it from iTunes :)

November 17th, 2009

Is that your picture on the album cover?

December 26th, 2009

fantastic job chris!! small potatoes is a huge hit at our house!! nya is your biggest fan!!

Taralea Cutler
December 31st, 2009

Hi Chris, my children just listened to your cd and I wish I could have captured the expressions on their faces, something like “he really gets us!” That’s pretty cool! Leo (4) and Mia (6) sang along to the covers (with a twist) and had fun hearing the originals. You’re very talented – good luck with the launch!

Lena Rosevear
January 9th, 2010

My 7 year old and her friend spent the whole afternoon listening to this cd (singing along and debating which song was their favourite)… I think the whole cd is just fantastic! Thank you so much – it’s age appropriate, fun and catchy…exactly what we welcome in our lives!!

Rebecca L.
January 13th, 2010

The CD is absolutely fabulous!! Come play in Toronto :)

Sara Meade
February 25th, 2010

Small potatoes is awesome in the classroom!!! We have taken on the project of getting our kids in grade 6 to write their own songs and your CD and story has really helped to give them some understanding as well as motivate them to become artists themselves!! Next comes recording and making music videos!! Although Small potatoes is meant for the younger guys, it hasn’t stopped these 11 and 12 year olds to be singing and dancing along. AND that is no small potatoes!!! Thanks Chris!!!

Carolyn Nikulak
March 10th, 2010

As a long-time Worms fan, I expected something great from Chris, but this is even better than my expectations. I bought a CD for my grandsons and now I want to keep it for myself! Love the music, love the lyrics, and I know the boys will, too.

Douglas Philippe
May 22nd, 2010

I love the Arrogant Worms. And once I heard that Chris made an album. I JUST HAD TO CHECK IT OUT!….Look I am a 16 year old teen. And I love these songs! I NEED TO GET THIS ALBUM!!!!!!

Andrew Keel
June 2nd, 2010

CHRIS i dont know who is the bigger kid you or me i am 28 years old but i am absolutely loving this album. its super fun crazy rediculous .thais album is for the young and old. please keep on making childrens albums. thats suit every age group. take care a fan of yours Andrew keel of newmarket ontario. canada

Julie, Chris & James
November 28th, 2010

Album sounds great! I think we’ll have to pick it up for our 3 year old. He really likes the Arrogant Worms and I suspect this album would be better than him running around the house singing “I pulled my COIN” (haven’t corrected him on the lyrics there).

October 20th, 2011

Chris Patterson. I like the squeaky parts in Dance Dance Dance and I like the fast parts in SuperFunCrazyRidculous. And I like the part in Wheels on the Bus when you say “Watch your step.”
Thank you for this nice CD.

November 17th, 2011

Chris – I saw you at the River Run in Guelph on Sunday and we bought yor CD…I LOVE the songs “New Baby” and “Francisco”…I already know most of the words…and we love to dance to “Dance Dance Dance”

February 1st, 2012

I’d bet my last french fry this is the greatest kid’s album of all time!

but right now I’m kinda short on fries. … i have a dusty lozenge though. whatever. best kid’s album of all time. deal with it.

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