• Steven Bates CD Release Party!

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    Name: Steven Bates CD Release Party!
    Date: February 16, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM PST
    Event Description:
    The long wait is over! The new Steven Bates album is finally here! And to celebrate its arrival, the Steven Bates Band will perform in a huge, rocking, CD-release dance party along with many very special musical guests! On Saturday, February 16th, celebrate Valentine's Day weekend with a blast--of music, dancing and fun--as some of the best musicians in Northern California come together at the Masonic Center in Fort Bragg to celebrate the completion of Steven Bates' latest musical opus! The musicians performing with Steven will include: Johnny Bush, Jon Faurot, David Hayes, Ralph Humphrey, Gwyneth Moreland, Calvin Turnbull, and Gene Parsons, who gave of their talents in the recording of the new album and who will be playing songs from it throughout the night. The new CD, Angel In The Tall Grass, is a roots-rock, americana-influenced collection which perfectly showcases the range of Steven Bates' song-writing talents with bluegrass-tinged tunes like "Listen to Your Heart", "I Belong" and "Roll Like A Stone", to heart-felt ballads like "Life Of The Party" and "Love For Me", as well as good-time rockers such as "Tough It Up" and "We Are Alive". Through the 11 tracks on the album with all their myriad moods, Steven Bates shifts from acoustic to electric, from dobro to mandolin, his guitar-playing virtuosity on full display. With the help of all his musical friends who lent their talents in the recording of Angel In The Tall Grass, Steven's new album is every bit as good as his other past releases and it will, of course, be available for purchase at the event, as well as other past recordings from the Steven Bates' back catalogue. The band will devote one whole set to playing all the new songs from Angel In The Tall Grass; for the second half of the evening, the dancing continues as the band performs some old favorites from Steven's previous recordings. This is an all-ages event with a full bar, a silent auction, and a portion of the proceeds from the event benefits The Friends of Hospice. This show will be "one for the books"-- a musical milestone not to be missed! This event is brought to you by Cinders Productions at the Masonic Center, 428 N. Main St., Fort Bragg CA 95437 Doors open at 6:30 pm/ music begins at 7pm Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 at the door, the day of the show For more information visit www.stevenbatesmusic.com and www.cindersproductions.com For advance tickets: Icons in Mendocino, Harvest Market in Fort Bragg, Main Street Music & Video in Willits, Four-eyed Frog Books in Gualala. For tickets online visit: www.cindersproductions.com
    Cinders Productions Masonic Center 428 North Main Street Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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    February 16, 2019 Doors open: 6:30 PM Music begins: 7:00 PM
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    Cinders Productions
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