Sessions: Bryan Cates

Written by March 14th, 2011 at 7:47 am

Bryan Cates is part of a dying breed of songwriters who have the ability to deftly interweave harmony, lyrics, and melody. With Cates, no ancillary fluff (i.e., dark wash Levi’s, hand-rolled cigarettes) is necessary to sell his wares. The songs are the songs, and Bryan Cates is Bryan Cates.

Here is a guy who can throw out a quote from Billy Madison, take off his Braves ball cap, and then blow the mind of every image-conscious, PBR-sipping hipster in the crowd with a tune like “Lonesome Traveling” or “Last Long Light.” And what better person to have playing for our first session at Matheny Manor, home of Roman Candle drummer Logan Matheny? Ladies and gentlemen, Bryan Cates.

Recorded and mixed by Josh Smith and Logan Matheny. Video and editing by Joseph LeMay, Timshel Matheny, and Logan Matheny.

Last Long Light –Bryan Cates
Lonesome Traveling –Bryan Cates
For The First Time –Bryan Cates
She's An Anchor –Bryan Cates
Wait Through The Night –Bryan Cates

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Bryan Cates – Last Long Light from American Songwriter on Vimeo.

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