FALL(ing) behind at Bates HQ

Well I’m just here working, playing and living life. No excuses other than life is busy and I don’t feel like devoting time to promoting myself when I could be not promoting myself. Family time is precious. Chores are never ending. Music kicks my ass every day. That’s enough to keep me busy. Add in a p/t job, teaching lessons, and attempting to participate in the world around me and I’ve got my hands full like that chef on Sesame Street who falls down the stairs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3yOnr2cl3c


Seriously though the music is growing and changing all the time and that’s where I’m keeping my energy focussed. Lots of new stuff in the works and some albums will be dropping soon, others next year. Can’t wait to share it with you and I hope you can find the time to include it in your life! It’s a big world full of ten thousand things to consider. So consider these things. An EP release on 10/24 from Fall of the House of Usher. A double release party on 11/14 with Leisure Valley and Inventions and Dimensions trio! A Bill Simenson Big Band Cd to be released within the next couple of months. The Red Planet / Bill Carrothers album will be released in winter/spring of 2017. Atlantis Quartet plans to release a new album in 2017. Very excited for all this new music to drop and I hope you’ll find something to dig with these various projects. You’ll hear all about it right here so stay tuned kiddos! On to the highlights….

Double Bates Basses

Double Bates Basses

Friday October 21st – 7-9pm  All Ages

Good Vibes trio @ Sweetland Orchard – A fall festival of good vibes. Sweetland sells some of the best cider in the midwest and we’ll have food from Gwen Anderson. Sounds from Good Vibes feat: Dave Hagedorn, Phil Hey, CB. Directions and info thru the link above.

Monday October 24th – 9:30pm  $8  21+

Fall of the House of Usher EP release. A new batch of slip-sync anthems and improvisational epochs. Chris Cunningham, Greg Schutte, CB, Ivan Cunningham, Jarod Jarvis, Noah Ophoven-Baldwin, Michelle Kinney, Adam Svec and guests. Icehouse

Saturday October 29th – 8:30pm  $10  All Ages

Ellen Lease / Pat Moriarty Quartet with Pete Hennig and CB. Modern open ended compositions and improvisations from this quartet. Black Dog

Tuesday November 1st – 8:30pm  $10  All Ages

Bill Simenson Big Band at Jazz Central

Wednesday November 9th – 8:30pm  $10  All Ages

Chris Bates Inventions & Dimensions w/ Joe Strachan and Miguel Hurtado at Jazz Central

Monday November 14th – 9:30pm  $8  21+

Leisure Valley ‘Welcome to the Valley’ CD release party. Join Bruce Thornton, Patrick Harison, Joey Van Phillips and CB for a very special night of music and a CD release. Inventions and Dimensions trio opens. Icehouse

Saturday November 19th – 6-9pm  All Ages

Good Vibes trio gives a workshop and performs for Jazz at Studio Z. Phil Hey, Dave Hagedorn, CB. Studio Z

Saturday November 26th – 8:30pm  $10  All Ages

Atlantis Quartet Thanksgiving celebration. We’re gearing up to record so come hear new music and classic tracks. Always exciting to play with these dudes!!! Black Dog


Hope to see you at a show! Thanks for being YOU!