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The Simple Idea of Love (Song of the day)

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!

June 7th “Please Don’t Rain”

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.

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May 30 “Love Rockets Over the Red Sea”

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.

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May 28th “Best Kept Secret”

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.

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