Hugh Dignon, Manager
Rock The Ground Productions
Steven Bates Music: High-energy, jamming, roots-rock with conscious lyrics and virtuoso guitar-playing that makes audiences get up and dance. Steven Bates is a triple threat: a superb vocalist, a gifted songwriter, and extraordinary guitar-hero whose live performances leave audiences exhilarated, rejuvenated and clamoring for more.
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Steven Bates is a musician who grew up in Mendocino County on the beautiful northern coast of California. He started playing music and school dances by the age of thirteen. After graduating, he set off to southern California. There, he played all over the area with different bands and individuals. Knowing that the lyrics are currency, he has written numerous songs always with an eye on getting people out on the dance floor. Playing with a revolving lineup of musicians that includes members of Van Morrison, Sons of Champlin, Frank Zappa, the Byrds and others, he serves up original, searing, guitar-driven roots rock music. When he plays acoustic he delivers a fast paced strumming technique that has a rock and roll vibe unto itself. He aims to leave every audience with something memorable, which is a good reason to catch his live shows.
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