Category Archives: Carolina Songs

Slow Beach Music

Here’s another little #beachmusic diddy to celebrate Dad’s birthday week.  This is the last song on my #CarolinaSongs album and is about the band playing the last song of the night at the bar. Thanks for listening!

Carolina Songs by Chris Cates
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Beach Beat

In lieu of my Dad’s birthday yesterday, I thought I’d post one of my #shag songs I wrote about him.  In this tune, I tried to simulate the 50’s style blues beat that he loves to dance to.  “Old rubber legs Jim is on the loose again”.   “Beach Beat” is one of several #beachmusic songs featuring Chris Singleton, Jason Peeler and John Kell on my #CarolinaSongs album.

Carolina Songs by Chris Cates
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Outer Banks

As the hurricane rolls in, today’s song is fitting, I was originally gonna post it as an end of summer song. One of my favorite recordings (because of the classical and electric guitar parts), Outer Banks is a very old song.   I wrote it my freshman year at Appalachian and then re-wrote it for the Carolina Songs album.

It features the MasterPlan, Jason Peeler, Chris Singleton and John Kell and perfectly reflects the conflict of leaving everything behind to move to a quiet place at the beach. Something all of us working folk can relate to.

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