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So in a so called beginning I was playing the guitar and it was/is just the thing to do.  So, from many years afar this rock does roll.


Magical Mini Tour in Southern California

We’re pumped to be heading back down to the greater Los Angeles area for a magical mini tour in mid-January. Playing a Friday show at Rusty’s Surf Ranch on the…

A Rockin’ Good Time Was Had By All

Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate at the Patterson’s Pub 20th Anniversary Party. What a terrific Mendocino welcome after our exhausting trip the day after our late night Whisky…

Big Win at Rising Stars Music Competition

I was honored to win for a second time at the Rising Stars Music Competition at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds on Saturday. Me and my trusty 6-string took first place…

Back to The Whisky We Go Go!

We’ve been asked back to The Whisky already! We’ll be heading south again to that hallowed hall, the musician’s Mecca and all around rockin’ nightclub: The Whisky A Go Go….

Whisky Road Trip Anyone?

Hollywood here we come! We’re really excited to be playing at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go on Sunday, September 8th. We hope you will make the pilgrimage to our…

Thanks All European Listeners

Hello. Greetings from this April evening. I have been told by my confederates… that the right word?…com…padres…that works for California after all…anyway I have heard that many of our European…

New Single Coming Soon

We have a new song coming soon. It’s turning out great.  Just had to get one more song released before my friend, Calvin Turnbull has to relocate his music studio. Hugh made it…

Lost Black Magic Coming Soon

Of course I have to say hello, greetings, etc. The new single, “Lost Black Magic” is, to me, a magical piece of music as music sometimes can be. A few…

Jukebox Surprise

Funny thing happened when I went to have a drink at Dick’s Place in Mendocino… We ordered drinks and my buddy, Hugh told me he’d go put some good music…

Release: “Play It Pretty For Atlantis” Rocks Northern California Coast

Rock the Ground Productions releases their newest CD, Play It Pretty For Atlantis, by rock guitarist phenom, Steven Bates. From the killer dueling guitars (best heard on headphones), to memorable lyrics …

Upcoming Gigs

  • 26
    300 Dana St., Ft. Bragg, CA 95437
    Dana Gray High School
  • 03
    14957 Caspar Rd., Caspar, CA
    The Caspar Inn
  • 14
    Lansing St. Mendocino, CA
    Patterson's Pub