The Bates Update

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“Hello all you boys and girls. I’d like to take you to the inside world. It’s quite an irregular place to be. But never fear you’re safe with me. Well, maybe.” – from Frizzle Fry by Les Claypool / Primus … Read More

Dave Olson @ Aster Cafe

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Join the fantastic singer / songwriter Dave Olson and his merry band of FarmGirls for a night of beautiful songs about life, liberty and the pursuit! Friday Nov 9th @ the Aster Cafe  (http://aster-cafe.com/music.html) 9:00 pm  $5 cover  2 big … Read More

11 in 9

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  This is a great, but grim, article on the economic state of being an artist: http://www.salon.com/2012/04/22/no_sympathy_for_the_creative_class/ My friend Jeremy Walker is also wrestling with some big questions regarding his path: http://www.mnartists.org/article.do?rid=323537 It got me thinking about what my freelancing life … Read More

CD RELEASE PARTY!

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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. … Read More

Jeremy Walker’s Boot Camp

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Title: Jeremy Walker’s Boot Camp Location: Dakota Link out: Click here Description: Boot Camp featuring Jeremy Walker on piano Brandon Wozniak on saxophone Chris Bates on bass Miguel Hurtado on drums Start Time: 23:00 Date: 2012-08-24

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