Today’s song is about the snow silencing the city and walking around falling in love while taking in the stillness of it all. Written in Asheville but it is perfect for Atlanta. Because when it snows here, everything shuts down (unlike NC).
I’m especially proud of my drum part on this one. I’m not considered a “drummer” anymore (since 9th grade), so I’ll take any bright spots I can get. Thanks for listening!
My song that is very fitting for today. Hopefully wherever you are the kids are out of school and having fun in the snow. This tune is about that. And if you’re in Atlanta, I hope you are not stuck in the massive traffic jam.
I’m stuck in a hotel in Americus, Georgia tonight because of the weather and I hear the interstates are locked down in the ATL. I can only imagine what it’s like in my native NC Mountains. Here’s a funky song to get through the heavy weather tonight. “If you got dog’s you better put them in a shed”.
The snow followed me to the ATL. We’ve got about 4 inches here today! This week is also the start of the Mid Winter Boogie for the shaggers in Myrtle Beach wich made me think of today’s song. “Boogie in the Mountains” is about shaggers dancing even though there’s snow on the ground. Kind of appropriate for today, right?
I hope everyone had a nice white Christmas. We’ve gotten a foot of snow in Asheville and it’s still snowing. I guess it’s only fitting, we started 2010 with lots of snow and I guess we’re going out like that. Today’s song is a jazzy number. Thanks for listening!
I’m officially letting go of winter with this song. No more snow references or the wind or the temperature. It’s been a good winter to write about however. Hopefully that doesn’t mean it’s gonna be a summer to write about (weather related that is).
Anyway, I heard most of the ‘Sweet Baby James’ album by JT today recycling and that’s definitely what inspired this song style. I added the accordion to give it that french cafe ambiance that I’ve been longing for.
Ah the beautiful snow again. Today it poured snow but the roads never really got that bad.
I basically stayed wet recycling but had a pretty good time doing it. Singleton and I also got in a much needed practice. We’re trying to pull off our new album live a little better. It seemed a little easier when we first recorded it.
“The Sky for Sale” is about our wonderful American consumerism. I’m shopping for several things right now, so I guess I have shopping on my mind.
March is rolling in and like clockwork we’ve got another winter weather advisory. I think I’ve mentioned that I’ve canceled four gigs already this year because of weather and it’s starting to get old.
Not to mention driving a ten thousand pound truck in the snow and ice. Actually that’s kind of fun.
“Spring in Asheville” is kind of recognizing a few good and bad things in the world today while wishing for spring at the same time. I really don’t hate the cold as much as I make it out in this song. I actually don’t mind it much.
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.