I’ve got a few hundred songs online streaming and for sale but for some reason this one song has been lapping them all lately as far as how many times it has been streamed and bought. “Slow Beach Music”, from my Carolina Songs album, is about the last song the band is playing in the bar at 2am. You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here. Thanks for listening! #beachmusic #shagsongs
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.
The snow followed me to the ATL. We’ve got about 4 inches here today! This week is also the start of the Mid Winter Boogie for the shaggers in Myrtle Beach wich made me think of today’s song. “Boogie in the Mountains” is about shaggers dancing even though there’s snow on the ground. Kind of appropriate for today, right?
Fall is officially showing it’s face up here in Asheville. It was chilly this morning. I played golf for the first time in months at Reems Creek, it was mighty fine. Adair and I then went to the Biltmore Estate with our dog Mozart and walked around the grounds forever. It’s nice to not be hot again.
I must have had all of that in mind last night when I wrote this song. I’ve been meaning to do another ‘beachy’ song and I guess now must be the opportune time. Thanks for listening!
Ah Springtime is finally almost here. No more mornings working in sub-zero temperatures I hope. The downside, now the sweating begins.
That must be why I seem to be writing themes with recuperative nature lately. “Living Life After the Fact” is along that route. It’s got a beachy old school vibe to it and I kept it simple (for time reasons mainly). This is really the kind of music I like doing a lot, I’m a big Donald Duck Dunn fan and love to write bass lines like his.
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.