I figured since I’ve definitely changed my paradigm in the last few months that this song was appropriate for today. This one’s off my Parakeet Nelson “Risky Biscuits” album. It was my first collaboration with Dwayne Wallace on bass and it also features Brian Head on drums and Winslow Willard (where are you Winslow?) on guitar as well. But truly the highlight is my utterly brilliant friend Mike Elam on Flugelhorn. Have a great Sunday!!
What a hot sweaty day. We hit our recycling routes then I had the pleasure of working in the 200 degree box truck for a while unloading glass bottles from restaurants. They don’t smell quite as rosey during the summer months. I started to write a song about being busy and working but that seemed to only perupetuate my supposed misery. It’s not that bad.
Then when I got home to my oasis in Asheville, I started talking to several people that my band is performing at their wedding. Which led me back to some old tracks I recorded in Athens with Mike Elam and a viola player that I haven’t listened to in years. Today I added some more music and wrote the lyrics with a bit of a mariachi wedding remix.
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.