Winter Winter, Turkey dinner

Trucking along. Staying on the mission even though it’s a marathon. Everybody’s got a lot going on, deviating from the norm, slaying the dragon, going bald. I am supremely grateful that I get to lead a creative life. I can’t do it without my family, my friends, and an audience of superior supporters! Thanks! I’ve…

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The Bates Update: May The Fourth Be With You

Well now, it’s Star Wars Day in my world and the legendary bassist, Ron Carter’s 85th birthday. World’s collide and it all makes sense to me. Spring is schpringin’ and you can feel the energy of people getting back out in the world and doing stuff. My magnolia tree is getting ready to bloom and…

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RE-Bates Update

Well all I can say is, it’s been a long time and a LOT has happened in our world. Totally still here, living life. The family is good. I’m making music, working a PT job at Torpedo / Cronkhite, and also selling these bags as a dealer. My Company is called Bags Groove Music. SO…

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Red 5, Framework and a new album!

Good day everyone! Lots of activities in the last few weeks. The two big album release gigs with Framework and the Zacc Harris Group were a real joy and I thank everyone who came to those shows for your support. I also had a really stellar night with Tatsuya Nakatani and Nathan Hanson at Icehouse…

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Framework CD Release Party!

Greetings! In case you haven’t heard; on Friday, 8/27 Shifting Paradigm Records released the new Framework ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ album! Thursday 9/9 we are having a CD release party at the Icehouse. 7:30 pm  $16  All Ages I hope you will consider joining us to celebrate this new music. Jay, Chris, and I are very excited…

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Big News! 3 shows! Website relaunch!

Taller Tales CD cover

THE BATES UPDATE Hey now! It’s summer 2021 and we’re starting to get back into the swing of things. Caution and vigilance remain necessary as Covid is STILL HERE; but, for those who are feeling confident and/or adventurous live music is returning and I’m looking forward to seeing you at shows. Please say hi! While…

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