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Mark Bates performs live on Mountain Stage.
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October 11, 2013 Bates plays a solo concert in West Virginia, accompanied only by his own acoustic guitar. The singer-songwriter's set includes "Lucinda," a heartfelt tribute to one of his greatest influences.
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A death in the family inspires Mark Bates to come up with his own plan: "Skip all that, throw me off a hill."
courtesy of the artist
July 28, 2010 The story of the funeral in "Death Sucks" is true; only the name of the deceased has been changed. Singer Mark Bates opted for a fake name ("Uncle Freddy") to protect the privacy of the dearly departed, but otherwise, his composition offers an honest and darkly funny account of his day at a close relation's funeral.
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