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!
We’re finally getting some much-needed rain. It stormed pretty well up here in Asheville this morning. I’m back in town after winning my second golf tournament in a row, actually we came in 2nd, but we finished in the money which is always nice. Birchwood Golf Club in Nashville, NC is one fine course and group of people. Anyway, back to the rain. Can you guess what inspired this song?
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.