Keith E. Bates

Location:
COLUMBIA, South Carolina, United States

Music Creator:
Songwriter

Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar

Music Styles:
Country, Rock - Southern, Americana/ New Age/indie


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Hello, good to be back. Working on new songs and feeling good. At least better. Trouble with the ole eyesight,pesky Glaucoma. Still pains in the fretting hand. But I can't stop playin'. Just keep on prayin'. It'll be alright.
Posted on Sun., Jun. 18, 2017 - 10:08 PM


Good to be back! New computer(old one died, the reason haven't been seen as of late) and getting back on track. Working on new tunes. Working on the health side of things and seems to be working(tests looking good). Hope to get recording soon! Woohoo!
Posted on Tue., Nov. 1, 2016 - 11:12 PM


Keith E. Bates

has added COLLAZZ as a friend.
Posted on Mon., Mar. 7, 2016 - 6:19 PM


Keith E. Bates

has added Roger Fisher as a friend.
Posted on Fri., Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:27 PM


Happy New Year to one and all. Have new tunes in the works and hopefully somewhere to showcase them soon. If anyone would like to get with me please let me know. Smiling right now because it's a new day. Anew year. a new opportunity to grow within my music. To see what I can see(thanks to eye surgery, too). Blessings to all. Make it a GRAND year, ya'll!!!
Posted on Fri., Jan. 1, 2016 - 11:36 AM


 


,Happy new year, Keith. Likewise, hope this year is an amazing one for you!

Fri., Jan. 1, 2016 - 10:19 PM
I am a Vietnam Era Veteran and as such have seen the changes. In our society, way of life, our stances on the goings on in our world. Yes, It has grown smaller due to our influx of media, technology and inundation of information. Sometimes the overload is too much and indecipherable. For all it rearranges. Our views and feelings. We are still only human. Yes, hate will always linger and prick us in places it doesn't belong. But if we let love prevail and stay strong. This sting will wither, to die and be gone. I wish to honor those who serve. To those who sacrifice for us all. For without them, we will fall.
Posted on Wed., Nov. 11, 2015 - 2:52 PM


After a spate of drawing from a dry well. I am happily working on new songs breaking the dry spell. A smile on my face. I reach for my guitar and go to that heavenly place. Join me if you will. We have a world with music and song to fill!
Posted on Fri., Nov. 6, 2015 - 11:32 AM


Finally creativity. I am allowed to see. Blocked from my view. Had me feeling blue. Writing new songs. Moving right along. Glad to be back in the saddle! Believe me!!
Posted on Mon., Sep. 14, 2015 - 3:22 PM


has updated his instruments
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has added new music style
Posted on Fri., Apr. 3, 2015 - 4:27 PM



has updated his instruments
Posted on Fri., Apr. 3, 2015 - 4:27 PM



has added new music style
Posted on Fri., Apr. 3, 2015 - 4:27 PM



Keith E. Bates

has added Schwa as a friend.
Posted on Tue., Mar. 24, 2015 - 9:26 PM


Keith E. Bates

has added Michael Riesenbeck as a friend.
Posted on Wed., Mar. 11, 2015 - 3:19 PM


Next up, 4/17-4/19 the SC Little Woodstock Festival held in Blacksburg, SC. Over 40 acts. I perform 11 AM-12 Noon 4/19. Gonna be a true festival of peace, love & music. Come join us!
Posted on Wed., Mar. 11, 2015 - 12:59 PM


Will be performing my original music at The Breakout Artist Competition in Ladson, SC 11/10/14. Come if you can!! See me for advance tickets $10/12dos
Posted on Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 - 6:15 PM


On the gorgeous autumn morn. So glad to be here. in the land to which I was born. I wish to convey. Songs of life, of love. Of strengths, weakness and perseverance, too. We have hopes and fears. So do not despair. There are those of us who do care. No to being forlorn. Doubts to be shorn. i guess suffice to say. That love will always be the true way.
Posted on Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 - 2:04 PM


Yes, a good day. Music flows from head to my fingertips. Imagination once again takes me on ethereal trips. Plucking strings and the sound so sweet. I can feel the music all the way to my feet. Realizing the moment only fleet. Grasping now before the muse floats away.
Posted on Wed., Oct. 1, 2014 - 4:29 PM


Once again, rains comin' down. How it soaks the ground. But here you won't find a frown. Cause I'm here to say. Gonna get my Martin and begin to play. Off to that fertile place in my mind. There's gonna be sunshine. if no place else, that'll where I'll be found.
Posted on Sat., Aug. 9, 2014 - 3:27 PM


On this date. All I can do is play my guitar and wait. Rains coming down. feels like we're gonna drown. When will this rain abate?
Posted on Tue., Jul. 22, 2014 - 11:15 AM


Keith E. Bates

has added Stan Perkins as a friend.
Posted on Thu., Jun. 5, 2014 - 1:48 PM


New show coming up. Performing w/ THE Dubber , Brodie Porterfield & John Starino at the Discovery Center in Edgefield, SC June 6, 2014 at 7PM. The final show of THE Dubber's "Cleaning Up the Dirty South" Tour in support of his new album. Woohoo!! Gonna be grand!! Come on down!!
Posted on Mon., Jun. 2, 2014 - 3:04 PM


Keith E. Bates

has added Raymond Simmons as a friend.
Posted on Wed., May. 14, 2014 - 1:04 PM


Warm sunshiny day. Gonna try to write a new tune today. Picking up my guitar and start strumming away. Let my imagination wander as I play. Close my eyes and on my way!!
Posted on Wed., May. 7, 2014 - 11:31 AM


Late night and my guitar calls to me. The muse leads me to adventures in my mind. Caressing the strings. Sensations it brings. What do I find? Another world to see...
Posted on Thu., Mar. 6, 2014 - 12:00 PM


Cold, cold Friday. Glad there's sunshine. Pour a hot cup of coffee. Grab my Martin and play. Staying warm and feeling fine. Where will it take me? We'll see. Nothing else to say.
Posted on Fri., Jan. 24, 2014 - 10:22 AM


Saw an amazing performance by the Tedeschi Trucks band last night. Totally inspired and inspiring. This band should be in the stratosphere soon. Now I'm inspired. Gotta go, my guitar is calling my name!
Posted on Thu., Jan. 16, 2014 - 11:52 AM


Keith E. Bates

has added Mitsuru Minamiyama as a friend.
Posted on Fri., Jan. 10, 2014 - 12:15 PM


Looks like a wet beginning to the New Year. But that won't stop the music!! Grab my guitar, sing a song. Soar to the heights. Timeless flights. Tag along. Totally without fear.
Posted on Thu., Jan. 2, 2014 - 11:59 AM


Keith E. Bates

has added Michael Sean Allman as a friend.
Posted on Sun., Dec. 29, 2013 - 10:05 AM


Hello, everyone! Polishing up a couple of new tunes and feelin' fine. My Birthday Bash, held at Conundrum Music Hall, was a smash! Hoping the Holidays are treating everyone okay. Happy New Year to all! Hoping this new year is our time to shine!!
Posted on Fri., Dec. 27, 2013 - 7:01 PM


It's a cold windy November Sunday. That doesn't stop the sunshine. Feel like making music. Make the day mine. Grabbing that guitar & I'm gonna play!
Posted on Sun., Nov. 24, 2013 - 1:38 PM


Hope everyone is fine. Doing okay here. New music and songs flowing like a river the last few days. If nothing else happens(excepting Thanksgiving) My Birthday Bash Show at The Conundrum Music Hall in West Columbia, SC on December 15th. Gonna be a bevy of talent and hopefully some surprise guests will show! Woohoo!!!
Posted on Sat., Nov. 16, 2013 - 4:32 PM


Everything went well at Granby Oaks.Octoberfest was fun. Everyone sounded wonderful. The sun went down and the cold creeped in. Hard to play with fingers going numb!! LOL!! Now back to working on new material. Birthday Bash coming up December 13th. Woohoo!!
Posted on Tue., Oct. 29, 2013 - 12:14 AM


Hope everyone is doing okay. Getting things ready for October 25th Octoberfest/ Benefit at Granby Oaks(Apts) for the residents who were burned out of their homes, due to a diasterous fire that claimed one life. 6 acts and food & fixins'. Gonna be a great night. Starts at 6PM, 800 State St, West Columbia, SC
Posted on Fri., Oct. 18, 2013 - 5:46 PM


Unearth Celebration was wonderful. Played my set and enjoyed the crowds. Just a gorgeous day filled with art, music & nature. What a lovely warm Autumn day!
Posted on Mon., Oct. 7, 2013 - 3:06 PM


Relaxing today. Spending some quality time with the Martin. Feels soo good. Getting ready for Sunday at Saluda Shoals in Irmo, SC. Should be glorious!!
Posted on Thu., Oct. 3, 2013 - 4:23 PM


Hello! Good to be back! I will be performing at Saluda Shoals Park in Irmo, SC for the Unearthed Celebration, Sunday October 6th. I will be performing acoustic music on Trail B from 1PM to 1:45PM. So come on by, check out the trails, the artists painting and the music flowing with nature.
Posted on Mon., Sep. 30, 2013 - 3:36 PM


Sunday, September 15th I will be performing At 5PM at Theatre Rowe Productions as a preshow to the dinner theatre production of "Murder Rides Again". This Performance will benefit Jeanee Bourque, a recent survivor of stage 3 breast cancer, to help offset medical costs. Donations accepted. For more info, contact me.
Posted on Fri., Sep. 13, 2013 - 1:35 PM


It's a gorgeous Sunday here. Gonna play tonight at the Conundrum Music Hall for the Food Not Bombs Benefit Concert.Great cause and there will be great music from 5 diverse acts. For now, I am enjoying the lovely late summer afternoon. Picking up the Martin and plinking a tune.
Posted on Sun., Sep. 8, 2013 - 1:01 PM


Saturday. A day so gray. Glad to be here so I can pick my guitar and play. The essence is music from the heart. Your mind directs the way. So, smile & dream, The heart will have its say.
Posted on Sat., Aug. 31, 2013 - 12:59 PM


Keith E. Bates

has added BSV as a friend.
Posted on Sat., Aug. 31, 2013 - 12:50 PM


Great to be here!! Thanks for all the comments & support, everyone! My Darlin, bless her heart, is hurting so. Tired and gone to bed. Now, I hear my Martin calling me!
Posted on Sun., Aug. 25, 2013 - 11:25 PM


has updated his instruments
Posted on Mon., Aug. 19, 2013 - 5:18 PM



has added new music style
Posted on Mon., Aug. 19, 2013 - 5:18 PM



Hello everyone! good to be back. New music soon. My Lady is recovering from surgery With radiation and such looming soon. We're on the right path, still. Thanks to all!! She's cancer free. And I'm writing again!
Posted on Mon., Aug. 19, 2013 - 4:48 PM


Keith E. Bates

has added Sophia Daniz as a friend.
Posted on Mon., Aug. 12, 2013 - 12:01 AM


Nice to be back. My Darlin had her surgery, survived. Now I can quit holding my breath. Gotta be a song in there. Somewhere.
Posted on Thu., Aug. 8, 2013 - 12:36 AM


 


Fabulous news.

Thu., Aug. 8, 2013 - 11:13 AM


Good news!!..

Fri., Aug. 9, 2013 - 9:46 AM
Checkin' in to see what condition my condition was in!! Hope everything is well with all!
Posted on Fri., Jul. 5, 2013 - 12:22 PM


 


You too Rob!!!

Fri., Jul. 5, 2013 - 1:40 PM


It's good.

Sat., Jul. 6, 2013 - 12:01 AM
has updated his instruments
Posted on Tue., Jun. 4, 2013 - 4:57 PM



has added new music style
Posted on Tue., Jun. 4, 2013 - 4:57 PM



has updated his instruments
Posted on Tue., Jun. 4, 2013 - 4:57 PM



has added new music style
Posted on Tue., Jun. 4, 2013 - 4:57 PM



has added new music style
Posted on Tue., Jun. 4, 2013 - 4:55 PM



has updated his instruments
Posted on Tue., Jun. 4, 2013 - 4:55 PM



has updated his instruments
Posted on Tue., Jun. 4, 2013 - 4:55 PM



has updated his music style
Posted on Tue., Jun. 4, 2013 - 4:55 PM



Keith E. Bates

has added Buzz Hummer as a friend.
Posted on Sun., May. 19, 2013 - 10:37 PM


Good to be here, today. Been a little busy. Hope everyone is doing well and getting those gigs!!
Posted on Sun., May. 19, 2013 - 12:11 PM


 


Thanks Rob!Been busy working benefits for my cancer stricken girlfriend. Put together 3 shows so far. More to be done. Cancer destroys peoples lives and finances as well as trying to kill them. But, we will persevere. Any suggestions, comments, ideas, would be of great help.

Sun., May. 19, 2013 - 12:27 PM


Thank you!!!

Mon., Aug. 19, 2013 - 5:21 PM
Hope everyone is doing well. I have a show at Red Door Tavern in West Columbia, SC April 6,2013. Come on down!
Posted on Fri., Apr. 5, 2013 - 2:17 PM


Keith E. Bates

has added Jennifer Shiel as a friend.
Posted on Wed., Jan. 2, 2013 - 12:46 PM


has uploaded a new song


Darlin'

Posted on Wed., Jan. 2, 2013 - 10:50 AM


 

Good!

Thu., Jan. 3, 2013 - 6:50 AM

Thank you,
Chalam!!

Thu., Jan. 3, 2013 - 6:50 AM

:)Welcome!

Thu., Jan. 3, 2013 - 6:50 AM

has updated his instruments
Posted on Wed., Dec. 12, 2012 - 1:35 PM



has added a new web site
Posted on Wed., Dec. 12, 2012 - 1:35 PM



has updated his instruments
Posted on Wed., Dec. 12, 2012 - 1:35 PM



has uploaded a new song


A Glorious Ride

Posted on Wed., Dec. 12, 2012 - 1:28 PM


has updated his instruments
Posted on Thu., Dec. 6, 2012 - 1:32 PM



has updated his instruments
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