It’s summer time and it reminds me of those times sitting on the dock (usually tresspassing) at Lake James and staring at the reflection of the moon on the lake. I actually wrote this song then, although it was called ‘Mississippi Moon’ for years until I came to my senses. And I wrote it in a dream almost entirely and woke up and wrote it all down. Seventeen years later it finally makes its debut on my ‘Carolina Songs’ album. Hear all of ‘Carolina Songs’ here.
Welcome to Chris Cates.com. 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.