I’ll move from the Seeing Eye Band album back to my other recent re-release Getaway Plans Anniversary Remix. This is a song that didn’t make the original album for some reason but it has now been resurrected. Recorded with the Parakeet Nelson band featuring John Wayne Tuggle on slide guitar, Dwayne Wallace on bass and Dave Brockway on drums.
It’s a song basically telling the story of my music career. I’ve always been so eclectic and all over the place I guess it’s always been hard to put my music into one category. We played this song live for a few years but this is the first time it’s been unleashed into the online music lexicon. Thanks for listening!!
The golf tournament was fun. I played great for about 11 holes making 4 birdies and an eagle in that span but I was mediocre after that. I couldn’t seem to get over the hump. We had a whole lot of fun though and I played a lot of tunes with my friend Will for some folks on Lake Rabun. My golf songs were part of the agenda of the golf themed weekend of course.
Anyway, I dug back into my archives for the music of this one. This is a song Parakeet Nelson never released. This was recorded at Elixir in Athens, Georgia around 2003. Today, I took the music and re-recorded a few parts, re-wrote the lyrics and resurrected it from the dead. Which is one of the things I love about this format, now I can let the world hear John Wayne Tuggle’s slide guitar, Dwayne Wallace’s bass guitar, Dave Brockway’s drums and John Kell’s sax.
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.