GRINGO ROCK! “He’s Got a Bad Liver because He’s a Good Liver”

Still snowed in and posting songs from my latest project called Gringo Rock!  This one is yet another funny one about a guy that has such a good time living it’s been a little bad for his liver.  Funny how the two don’t agree with each other sometimes.

To listen to the full album go to my CDBaby Page or go to iTunes.


GRINGO ROCK! “Heavy Metal Nice Guy”

Track four on Gringo Rock! asks the question “what would King Diamond do, if he and Method Man were in the same room?”.  A poignant query I know.  This song is another funny one about a long haired heavy metal guy that wears a khaki suit like the 90’s rappers and listens to Geto Boyz and Old Ice Cube while asking the age old question “what would Tom Araya say, if I asked to join Slayer as their new DJ?”

View song in iTunes!

GRINGO ROCK! “The Best Offense is a Bad Defense”

Since I’m snowed in in a hotel in the middle of nowhere, I may as well debut my new 20 song Heavy Metal album a week early!!  I put it together over the Christmas break and am excited to break into a new genre.  I say “heavy metal” but it’s really my version of that term,  meaning lots of funny songs and things get a little funky from time to time.

I’m playing all of the instruments, mostly in one take, which is my excuse for the sloppiness on occasion.  “The Best Offense is a Bad Defense” is the first song on the album and sets the tone for the rocking 20 song onslaught that continues thereafter virtually without a break.

The album is available at my Chris Cates CDBaby Artist Page for now and songs are up on iTunes but the complete album is not up yet.  It will all be on iTunes, spotify, rhapsody etc. very soon.

Let me know what you think!

Another Round for My Friends

Happy New Year!  Let’s start the year of with a song about celebrating with friends and reflecting on the past year.  2015 was a good one for me musically and otherwise.  I enjoyed my first year with Joy and Coral, my new twins, developed a bunch of solar, managed to release 5 albums and 5 singles and to have a little bit of fun along the way.

Thanks for another great year.  Here’s another round for you.


Welcome to Chris I'm an old school independent artist with lots of albums, songs, solar panels etc. This site tries to encapsulate what it is I've been doing since I played my first professional gig at 13. I post a song of the day occasionally from my somewhat excessive original song catalogue and I'm constantly recording new material when I'm not building solar farms, trying to play golf or tennis or taking care of my new twin girls.


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