I guess July 4th is a day that warrants it’s own song. I don’t feel inclined on all holidays to mark it with a song with my song a day project. This last year however, I basically listened to every biography of every founding father. It’s pretty interesting, they signed the declaration of independence in 1776 but it really didn’t kick in for years. Even when Andrew Jackson came along forty years later, it was a daily struggle to keep it together. It makes you realize how far we’ve come in just a few hundred years and how fragile it really is.
I’m heading to perform on a boat dock on beautiful Lake Rabun before the fireworks start. Have a great day!
This is my favorite time of year. The NBA Playoffs. I retire to my studio in late at night to do my songs and while watching grown men do battle on the hardwood. I have a huge advantage in watching the games because I tend to pull for the team with the ball. So I’m always a winner. If only it were that easy in all aspects in life.
The title of today’s song came somewhere on my recycling route today. I was listening to Andrew Jackson’s biography but I definitely don’t think it came from there. 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.