Category Archives: Album Info

New Releases

It’s been a productive couple years since I moved to my new studio in Reynoldstown, an old neighborhood in downtown/east Atlanta.

There are lots of genres covered from folky pop, classical, heavy metal, rock, electronic dance music, re-issues of old albums and several funny singles.  To listen to all the songs, click the album covers below to listen or go to my CDBaby Artist Page which has all of my current projects that are available worldwide.

Life’s a Love Song

When you’re a songwriter, life’s a love song.  I realized that when I was 13 years old and I’ve been living it ever since.  This album also proves that a love song can come in many packages.  Song to song, you never know what’s coming next.

I started this album in Asheville, NC and finished it in my studio in Atlanta and after hours on 3 separate solar farms that I was building in Georgia.  The workers would go home and I would start recording, editing or mixing in my car, job trailer or in the parking lot or hotel room of the Hampton Inn.  (Hilton Honors points!! holla)

No matter what the song, this album is as heartfelt and emotional as anything I’ve ever done and it’s very musical with lots of guitar, sax and harmonica solos to keep things poppin’.

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Chris Cates – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, mandolin, ukulele, piano, synthesizer and charanga.

John Kell – sax

Adair Cates, Chris Cates, John Kell and Rob Sankey – backing vocals

Produced, recorded and mixed by Chris Cates

Mastered by Ricky Rodriquez at Bomb House Recording – Morganton, NC     BombHouseRecording.com

Cover pic by Derek Clayton     (Taken while building Solar Phase II at the Chattanooga International Airport)

Carolina Songs

My tribute album to the mountains and the beach of my home state of North Carolina.  It has a mixture of my mountain folk funk and “beach music” songs based on my Dad’s shag dancing expertise.

Featuring the MasterPlan, Chris Singleton, Jason Peeler and John Kell with backing vocals by Corrina Cassanova, Adair Cates and Neil Laurence.