Jeramy Lamanno is my lifelong best bud, record company partner and musical collaborator. I’m one of his biggest fans too. He hasn’t put any solo work out in a while but you can still catch him on drums playing with Garbage Island, an experience you’ve got to witness. He also runs Lo Yo Yo Stuff in downtown Athens (near the 40 Watt) maybe the best record store in the USA. This is one of his acoustic demos that I assume I was ‘executive producer’ on. That was usually my title on his releases. I’ve always meant to do a version of ‘Fogjuice’ myself. Jerry’s songwriting is superb!
About every two months I get a request for this song from folks that remember the Seeing-Eye Band and our first studio release. This song was our signature song for years. It’s me on guitar and vocals, Jason Peeler on guitar, Greg Beaver on bass and Jeramy Lamanno on drums. Recorded live in Fred Rumfelt’s studio in Marion, NC (fall of ’91?). I had literally been playing guitar for about two months, but I knew how to use the wah wah pedal! My early attempts at vocals are funny too.
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.