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Mark Bates performs live on Mountain Stage.
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Mark Bates performs live on Mountain Stage.

Mark Bates On Mountain Stage

October 11, 2013 Bates plays a true solo concert on stage 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.

Singer-songwriter Mark Bates makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.V. A native of Hurricane, W.V., Bates let his musical ambitions lead him to Los Angeles, where he now resides. His second album, Night Songs, was produced by Grammy-winning engineer Eric Liljestrand, who co-produced Lucinda Williams' Blessed and Little Honey.

Appropriately, a highlight of Bates' set is a song called "Lucinda" — a heartfelt tribute to one of his greatest influences as a songwriter. Bates plays a true solo set here, accompanied only by his own acoustic guitar.

Set List
  • "Closer"
  • "Lucinda"
  • "West Virginia And You"

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