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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 – Red 5 standing by
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  The Bates Update August 2013 Viva La Musica! I’m a little jet lagged but super excited to be back and playing some pretty amazing shows for you all this month. Why am I jet lagging? Well I was just … Read More

July – wha happen?
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Well I failed this month to get up some promo for my gigs here on my website. However I now have updated the calendar through the end of the year with what is going on. There will of course be … Read More

June Tunes! What a boon!
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The Bates Update – June Tunes, what a boon!   It has been a really busy year so far and I’m very happy about everything that’s happened and I’m looking forward to some great music making this month with a … Read More

May the Bates be with you!
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Bad pun intended…. That’s how I roll! OK – we’ve all been crazy slogging through this so called ‘spring’ but we also know it’s inevitable that the seasons will change around here. The transformative power of change is truly a … Read More

April showers bring May flowers.
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The Bates Update   Last Friday I was playing a gig on a hotel deck in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico with my friend, guitarist Todd Clouser. John Medeski (from Medeski, Martin and Wood, John Scofield etc) played keyboards and … Read More

March Performance Update
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February was fun! After some great music with Bryan Nichols and JT Bates, the debut of my series Magica Improvisado and the Todd Clouser CD release and short tour I’m excited to be back in town to play music for … Read More

January News!
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Well I just played a really nice show with Red 5 on Saturday night at Studio Z. The band played brilliantly and even thought the crowd was rather small we had a real connection going between performer and audience. It’s … Read More

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

Atlantis Quartet @ Artists Quarter
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Atlantis Quartet is playing at the AQ this weekend in preparation for our recording studio visit in mud December. Please come out and support the band and this local club! Title: Atlantis Quartet @ Artists Quarter Location: Artists Quarter Link … Read More

How Birds Work @ Artists Quarter
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Title: How Birds Work @ Artists Quarter Link out: Click here Description: Dean Granros – gtr Peter Schimke – pno Kenny Horst – dr CB – bs Start Time: 09:00 Date: 2012-11-16 Please come out to the Artists Quarter on … Read More

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