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Bates Update Artist In Residence Edition
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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 … Read More

March into Music
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Is it really almost spring? Time is flying by so fast and the world seems to be getting even faster every day! I know I’ve touched on this topic before but it does seem to be a dominant feeling out … Read More

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The Bates Update – Special Edition
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This Bates Update is arriving just in the nick of time to promote some special gigs I have coming up over the next couple of weeks. Before we get to the gig list I wanted let you know that I’m one of … Read More

Bates Update – May the Thanks be with YOU!
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Bates Update – May the Thanks be with YOU! Greetings! A hearty and warm thank you to ALL who attended the Good Vibes trio CD release events. It was an immensely joyous occasion and an enormous honor to play for … Read More

The Bates Update – Spring Sprang Sprung
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Here we are on the cusp of another glorious MN spring. The snow melt is almost over and the crocuses and magnolias are getting set to bloom in my yard. Nature is doing it’s thing and we can only sit … Read More

The Bates Update March 2014
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Apologies are in order as I have inadvertently taken a little hiatus from promotion this past month. I think maybe that was a good thing for me. For those who were worried or bummed, sorry about that. I haven’t been … Read More

The Bates Update January 2014
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I’ll keep this one short and sweet. I’m not super busy gigging but parenting and planning for the rest of the year. Writing music, booking, teaching, practicing, exploring collaborative options and prepping for the release of the Good Vibes trio … Read More

The Bates Update Dec 2013
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Hey all you true believers! It’s WINTER. Damn. Ok – don’t let it get you down. There are a bunch of musical gifts coming your way to help get you through the season. More on that below but first let’s … Read More

Winter is coming, Scorpio Rising
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Ever since my brother JT urged me to many years ago, I’ve taken time to try and listen to music for pleasure instead of analyzing it to death. I don’t always have time to do this because my schedule dictates … Read More

The Bates Update – Full Circle
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This month’s Bates update is a little more loose than some of my others. I usually edit down these newsletters quite heavily in order to bring you the most concise and direct show info. But I liked the way this … Read More

September Already?
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September already? Where did the summer go? I’ve been Running Around with Todd Clouser, Mixing with Axis Mundi, dancing with a Suave Walrus and the Bill Simenson Big Band, staring at the Skyline with Adam Meckler and his Orchestra, going … Read More

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