I played during and after a really nice wedding at Tybee Island this weekend and was reminded of this song. Weddings tend to remind me of my sentimental songs. I’ve actually played this one in a wedding and at a few new age church services. This is a very rough version because it was recorded on my song a day jaunt last year. Thanks for listening!
We’re playing at an apartment complex grand opening tomorrow (rain pending). It didn’t rain for years and all of a sudden last year we got rained out of gigs several times. And once, at a wedding, we set up our big PA and then got drenched. The entire system, subs, mains, monitors, etc. got totally soaked. Jason had to air it out in my parents garage for a week before we could turn it on. Luckily, I had another small PA in my car.
I’m endeavoring to have sunny weather for all of the Chris Cates & the Master Plan outdoor gigs this year.
Our show at Pinehurst last night turned out to be a blast. We had some issues getting there and getting home but we made it safe and sound at least. Playing wedding gigs is always a lot of fun because it’s such a joyous occasion. I played mandolin on about ten songs which I haven’t done in years. Pinewild Country Club looked pretty nice and I’ve heard that it’s a good track as well.
Today’s song is based on an old song I wrote when I was a governer’s page in Raleigh one week back in high school. I remember spending most of my time reading Frank Zappa’s autobiography.
What a week and it’s still going. I’ve got an acoustic gig out of town tonight and then drive even farther tomorrow for a Master Plan gig at a wedding in Pinehurst. Weddings are a ton of fun to play. Everybody is there to have a good time. It’ll also be our first gig with our new guitar player and vocalist Chris Campbell.
It’s a country themed thing, so we get to get our country on which is also a lot of fun. Today’s song is a british rock inspired song, created when I put it on the british rock selection on my amp.