A New Sport for Prime Time

The next song off of ‘Risky Biscuits’ used to be our most popular live song in the Athens era Parakeet Nelson heyday.   It’s also my Dad’s favorite song by that band!   This was recorded live and features incredible solos by John Wayne Tuggle, Gary Hartle, Mike Elam, me (harmonica) and John Kell.   Thanks for listening!


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I Can’t Summarize Your Sunny Skies

After not posting for about two months I’m finally getting back to posting the next song from my ‘Risky Biscuits’ album.  This was recorded on my 1/2 inch eight track tape machine and features Mike Elam’s brilliant flugelhorn.   It also features Jeramy Lamanno on drums, Dwayne Wallace on bass and John Wayne Tuggle on slide guitar.  Thanks for listening!


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I Need Children to Feed to My Alien

Still posting from my Risky Biscuits album.  This one is crazy, funny and awesome.  Mainly because of the incredible band I assembled to play it live in the studio.  It’s the same line up as “U Don’t Believe My Traction” except with Jesse Cole on bass and Daniel Marler on guitar lead #2.   All of the solos on this are incredible.  We stretched it out to over 10 minutes letting everyone shine as bright and long as they wanted.  Daniel’s guitar solo is especially great on this one.

The lyrics are quite funny and were inspired by making fun of the X-Files one morning in bed.


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U Don’t Believe My Traction

Back to posting ‘Risky Biscuits’ songs.  This one is a super jammer.  A little bit reggae a lot rock.  We recorded this live with an eight piece band in Wes McDonald’s studio (a fine musician and artist himself look him up  https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/wes-mcdonald/id6432590).
Chris Cates contraption

Anyway, this song is a declaration of love with a little innuendo and a great great band!!  John Kell, Chris Costigan and Gary Hartle’s saxes are on fire on this one and John Wayne Tuggle plays a tasty guitar solo.   I had a broken hand and a ruptured radial nerve but I still managed to hold down the rhythm guitar.  Incredible drummer Seth Hendershot and legendary bassist AJ Adams round it out!  Thanks for listening!


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Snowy Mix of Memories

A fitting song being that the song is about being the last day of January and how the snow is rolling out with the memories.  Have a great weekend.  


Walking Around the City

Here’s another ‘snow’ based song.  This is a top three favorite of all my songs.  It’s about walking around the city at night while it is silent from the snow.


Winter’s Coming Back Again

Made it back to the ATL in one piece and figured I’d post another song to celebrate.  I’m a little late on the timing of this one but I figured it would set the mood for the evening, looking out at the snow wherever you are.   I wrote a song similar to this in Cone dorm at App. State back in the day and this is my re-imagined version where I tried to recapture that melancholy feeling of college life and it’s ever  changing challenges. Little did I know real life after college only proves to be way more challenging.  But it can be fun if you let it.   Enjoy the snow!!


Snow Day Song

My song that is very fitting for today.  Hopefully wherever you are the kids are out of school and having fun in the snow.  This tune is about that.  And if you’re in Atlanta, I hope you are not stuck in the massive traffic jam.


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Heavy Weather

I’m stuck in a hotel in Americus, Georgia tonight because of the weather and I hear the interstates are locked down in the ATL.  I can only imagine what it’s like in my native NC Mountains.  Here’s a funky song to get through the heavy weather tonight.  “If you got dog’s you better put them in a shed”.

 


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