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Outer Banks

Today seems like an Outer Banks kind of day.   This is the story of a man trying to talk a woman into dropping everything in city life and move to the beach to spend the days in the ocean’s waves and the nights singing songs in the beachfront bars.

Carolina Songs by Chris Cates
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September 17th “Tomorrow Morning”

One thing about being a traveling musician, I’ll undoubtedly  have an all night or super late night drive now and then.  Our gig last night wasn’t too bad.  We got home around 2:30.   The worst was when I  moved back to North Carolina but I kept all of my Georgia gigs going for a while.  We would play them, drive home and get in bed around nine or ten the next morning.  That doesn’t make for a productive day.

I don’t do that quite as much anymore, mainly because I play different types of gigs these days.    Today’s song has an old school feel to it and is about exactly that. Counting the hours until I get back home.

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June 17th “Better than Good for Nothing”

Another scortcher working outside on the recycling truck today but we made it through and that part of the work week is over.  Now it’s gigging time, three shows this weekend in three different places (2 states).   Today’s song is just what popped out when I sat down to write today.  I just started the song and it flowed right out.  I’ve been trying to write with the mandolin more.   Thanks for listening!

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