It’s looking like Hurricane Florence might be heading towards the Carolinas. I hope everyone stays safe and is thinking ahead. Hopefully SOS will still be able to happen down at North Myrtle. Here’s a funky song that will lighten the mood a bit I hope.
Song removed for now, but will soon be available for commercial release.
This is my first foray into making kids’ songs, as well as, my first song for charity and I can’t be more excited! “Egg Sandwich” is a song that’s had several versions since Jeramy Lamanno and I wrote and recorded it in my parents basement many years ago. However, the latest and greatest one, written specifically for kids is quite different to say the least.
The proceeds from the song will go to benefit charities that feed kids when they are in and out of school. A lot of kids don’t excel in education because they are properly nourished and don’t have the energy. So getting them some proper nutrition actually helps on several different levels.
I’m giving folks the chance to buy it at the normal $.99 price or with a larger donation that will go to the charity. The song is available on all platforms (iTunes etc.) and at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chriscates18 – This is the $.99 option and is at my trusted distributer CDBaby.
The video features my twins, Joy and Coral, and a cast of characters that include Adair, Jeramy, Singleton, John Kell and more of my friends’ kids that texted me some video.Thanks for checking it all out and supporting a great cause!
I’ve made a lot of albums in my life but none of them compare in popularity to my two golf themed albums. I moved to Asheville in 2004 and quickly became addicted to golf the day I decided to max out my credit card to join the old Holiday Inn Sunspree golf course. My first round on the course I shot 94, in five months of playing there every day I shot a 64 there (it was a short par 68). That shows how much I was practicing and playing (some would say to the neglect of my music, business and relationships).
Anyway, one day we were playing that very course when my friend asked me “why don’t you make a golf album?”. I wrote down eight song titles during the round, wrote three songs in line at the DMV the next day and had a full album recorded and on it’s way to manufacturing by the end of the week.
“Triple Bogey with 17 Holes to Play” forever entered me into the golf world and I haven’t looked back since. From promoting the album, I joined a golf radio show (speakingofgolf.com) for two years, performed at the Carolina Golf Hall of Fame and at many country clubs around the US, met many of my golf idols and played a ridiculous amount of free golf. Pretty good for an album I wrote and recorded in five days!
I finally got around to making my follow-up to Triple Bogey a year ago. I had a lot of golf songs that I hadn’t released and ideas for new ones so I had to get them out into the fairways of life. This album is more acoustic than the rocking full band ‘Triple Bogey’ but the lyrics are much more dense.
There are some good story songs and of course a few kooky novelty songs as well.
And now I have new golf songs that need to be released like a golf ball in a fried egg lie, but alas, I’m working on a few other albums at the moment so sadly, it may be a while before they fade hook into the world we love. Stay tuned and hit ’em straight!
We may be sitting in the hospital and I personally had to run a solar job all day but I am obligated to post my Black Friday Song. Hopefully this makes you laugh while you’re beating up the old lady beside you to get that hot item. Good luck!
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.
Here’s my new vid paying tribute to beer and beer can collectors everywhere. Featuring 150+ beer cans from my Dad’s collection.
I’m playing all the instruments on the song except for John Kell’s tasty alto sax. This song was originally from my 365 Songs for 2010.
Thanks for watching!
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.