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Lucky Umbrella

Today marks the beginning of several re-issues from my long musical history.   I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I released ‘Getaway Plans’ on the eve of my departure from Athens, Georgia.   In celebration of it’s ten year anniversary, I have remastered and re-imagined the album, changing the song order and adding four new songs that were recorded during the same era.

The album features the fantastic Parakeet Nelson touring band of 2001 – 2004 featuring John Wayne Tuggle, Dwayne Wallace, Dave Brockway and John Kell with special guest Andrej Kurti tearing it up on violin on several songs.   The infamous Mike Lowdermilk also makes an appearance on a few of the new added songs.

Umbrella is one of my most enduring songs about turning things around, staying positive and being there for each other.  I have sung it at many charity and spiritual events, not to mention many bars too for that matter.  Ha!  Thanks for listening!

Click to listen to the entire album.
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Your Lucky Umbrella. January 4th

I’ll continue with my feel good, take on the world theme again today.   This song has been one of my favorites since I wrote it when I was going through a tough time back in 2003.  It’s been a big inspiration to me ever since and it’s been a great song to start shows with as well.  It was originally on my ‘Getaway Plans’ album.  The solo and guitar work by John Tuggle is really cool on this one too.   Check out his ‘Learn Guitar Now’ videos online sometime.  Dwayne Wallace’s backing vocals on this one always make me smile too.   Thanks for listening!

Getaway Plans by Chris Cates

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