“Seattle:  Ground Zero for Cool Kids’ Music … the Seattle kids’ music scene is so interesting these days.  Today’s parents, who grew up listening to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, the Presidents of the United State of America and other local wonders, might just be the unwitting witnesses to another Seattle music renaissance, this one in children’s music."

Martha Brockenbrough, MSN.com

Kindiependent is a collective of like-minded people who are passionate about cultivating a vibrant kids’ and family music scene in the Pacific Northwest. Through creative collaborations and community events, Kindiependent’s mission is to develop a network of family-friendly artists and organizations that supports cultural innovation. The collective is comprised of six diverse performers who play music for entire families: Recess Monkey, The Not Its!, Caspar Babypants, Johnny Bregar, The Board of Education and The Harmonica Pocket.

Kindiependent seeks to continue to build an exciting family music community in Seattle. We routinely perform with each other, create series events at family-friendly venues, write and record music together, and just like each other an awful lot. Look for Kindiependent musicians on each others' albums, in each others' audiences, painting each others' houses.

Says Recess Monkey’s Jack Forman, "We’re so lucky in Seattle to have a diverse and talented group of musicians who gear what they do toward entire families ... and we're all legitimate fans of each other!  We actively play shows together, contribute to each others' albums, share ideas and support each other however we can: very much in the spirit of the energy that lives at the heart of music for kids and their families. Across the country, people are talking about Seattle's second scene: ‘kindie’ music. It's cause for celebration!"

That celebration is unfolding right before our eyes!