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Update: WOW. It’s finally here. After many months of working and waiting it’s all happening this weekend. I’m releasing my debut CD as a leader and my band Chris Bates’ Red 5 will be throwing down at the Artists Quarter. We’ll be taking you on a musical journey and I would love to see you…

New Hope sessions

Chris Bates’ Red 5 ‘New Hope’ gets some press.

Here is an interview about Red 5 by Pamela Espeland. She writes for Mn Post and is one of the biggest advocates for the creative music community in Mpls / St Paul. Please click thru to her website for this interview. http://www.bebopified.com/2012/09/bassist-and-composer-chris-bates-comes.html

Chris Playing Acoustic Bass

A decade since 7th St. Entry

Itʼs been a solid decade since I last played The 7th St. Entry. I remember a couple of shows there with my friend John Devine & Imp Ork and the 1st set opening slot (aka -lonely town) for the first?! Soul Coughing show in Minneapolis circa ʼFeb 95!? Iʼve loved them ever since! Good times.…