Most folks know my family has been through a life changing event of late. It’s been rough but we are getting through it as best we can. It happened right after I started posting songs from ‘Getaway Plans’ week before last. Ironically, this song seems to fit perfectly with the outpouring of support from all of our family and friends. It’s amazing what folks have said and done, they have truly been our Lucky Umbrella.
Over the years, I’ve had multiple people tell me that this song has helped them through some tough times which makes me feel like I can make a difference with songwriting (aside from just getting people to shake their booty). Please pass it along to someone in your life who’s had some tough times. Maybe we can make a difference together.
A new year and a new blog. This year I’ll be posting a different song from throughout my career as well as new songs and songs that I have done with other artists (producing, writing or collaborating). As I’ve said earlier in my blog, 2011 brings a lot of changes to my life, including a new job and house in Atlanta. That’s why I decided to post “Make My Heart Sing” to start the new year. It has a positive message of “big things happen when you follow your dreams”. This is one of my all time favorites that I’ve released, especially the jam about halfway through with John Kell (on sax) and I (on guitar) playing dueling leads to a fabulous crescendo. 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.