I’ve done 166 songs before this one and haven’t done an acoustic instrumental yet. And as my urbane set up concludes, today is the day. This song has been evolving in warm ups at acoustic gigs for a while, so it was bound to end up on one of my song a days. I decided to do all the orchestration with just the acoustic guitar. Although the keyboard strings were tempting me (as they always do).
I named it “Asheville Evening” in tribute to the rainy haze outside my studio door. Thanks for listening!
I’ll tell you the story of why I basically only own Gibson guitars. I was cooking out in Watkinsville, Georgia one evening a long time ago. Of course I had been picking my trusty acoustic. For some reason we ended up going inside to eat. As we were going to bed that night and it had been pouring rain for hours, my girlfriend happened to notice that my guitar was outside on the table face up in the downpour. It was completely full of water. I poured it out and put it on the kitchen table and let it sit there for a week. Then I picked it up and strummed it and it was perfectly in tune. I put it in the case and walked out the door and played a show in Columbus, Georgia with it that night.
I vowed to play Gibson guitars always and forever after that. Even though I’ve had really bad luck with Gibson SG’s. Thanks for listening.
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.