January 2023. Snow Way! Don’t be dishoveled. Come hear some music and enjoy yourselves. Sometimes we gotta get out to get in. You dig? Dean, Jay and myself are pleased and flipped to be continuing our musical residency at Metronome Brewing. Join us on TUESDAY JANUARY 10th for our rescheduled 1st Tuesday at Metronome. ….and…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Big News! 3 shows! Website relaunch!
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…Read More
Atlantis Quartet Livestream Concert
Hello everyone! It’s been a good long while since I updated so I do hope this message finds you and your families, loved ones, and pets all in good health. Here we are approximately one year since the first Coronavirus cases appeared in the USA and we’re still dealing with a raging pandemic. It has…Read More
Bates Update FALL 2020
Wow. It’s just wow. So many things have changed, and shifted, and generally gone askew that I will just say; Here we are. We’re still here. Getting up everyday and working on the work that needs to be worked on. For me that’s still music but not at the pace or intensity that it once…Read More
Bates Update Artist In Residence Edition
Hello! Needless to say, is it a very incredible(!!!????) time to be a human being on planet earth? I really do hope that all of you are staying healthy and balanced during this situation. I have been overwhelmed at times, so I’m right here with you. I am not going to spend any time here pontificating…Read More