I was in Nashville last week playing a few songwriter nights while I was there on business and remembered how much I loved this song. ‘Wild Man’ has some of my favorite lyrics of all my songs. It was written on mandolin and is a story of a tragic rocker living the high life on the edge. The end has a twist.
This was performed by the Parakeet Nelson band of 2003 featuring John Wayne Tuggle on lead guitar. It is available on my “Getaway Plans” album. Thanks for listening!
Home for the weekend to see my wife. Working 1200 miles away from home really makes you appreciate your relationships. That made me think of this song today. ‘Crazy or Crazy in Love’ was written and recorded during my song a day year in 2010 and has been a great live song for us ever since. Thanks for listening!
I love Sundays. There is just something about them. Yard work aside that is. Maybe the mowing I did today inspired today’s rocker. It’s funny, when I started this song a day thing, I thought I would do a lot of acoustic / country songs. But I’ve really stuck with the rock for most of the time. I guess I’ll always be a rocker.
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.