From Edmonton, Alberta, Braden Gates is quickly becoming one of the most intriguing singer/songwriters in the province. A born raconteur in both his songwriting and song introductions, he is often compared to a young Loudon Wainwright: for his similar grimacing as he hits the notes and the sharpness of his observation and sly humor. Drawn to those with a story to tell, Gates aims to communicate these stories in a way that brings people together – which is often the case in one of his intimate live shows. Gates’ second album, Ferris Wheel, is a combination of intricate guitar work, driving fiddle playing and honest story telling. Engineered by celebrated recording engineer and producer, Miles Wilkinson -- a man who's worked on records by everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Guy Clark to Rosanne Cash, Gates’ latest work focuses on personal experiences as well as the stories of those that he has crossed paths with throughout his travels.
tgif finally sum me time with the rip stick - skate or die skate 4 lyfe
#sonic1029 #lotto669 #poaching #gofundmeisajoke #RIPpawnshop #robbieshremp #bradisbister #tommysalo #ripsticker
trying out some flat picking - wrote a fiddle tune on a guitar
#beaversuite69 #moosenipples #heavymetal #borntobebrave #braveheart #ipissedmypantsatrobertshousedrinkingvodka #sobersaturday
playing @calgaryfolkfest in July, yeehaw teehee.
#yycmusic #folkmusic #summertime #blackfoottruckstopdiner #calgaryflames #jaromeiginla
dean's wearing shorts in a warm, warm wind
he's a got a right thigh tattoo of the Burger Baron
drinking gin and bottle rocket beer
dancers legs are out, summers here
a beautiful man on a beautiful day #happy420 #blazefordays #drugswillkillyou
hard at work on some new songs w/ @chillinndgrillin
#buttstuff #synthpop #tonyhawkproskater #tonyhawkloopofdeath #lucaschaisson #edmontonmusicawards
the boys lettin' loose on a Wednesday night - The DJ Airmiles Reward Miles experience can't fully be captured on video but I did my best
@chillinndgrillin @lucaschaisson @shitdontchangetiluwashurass
new toy super cheap silky smooth nylon palace baby dog bless
#summerof69 #69dalmations #69bottlesofbeeronthewall
life is a waist of time
made something for the dicks at @dogblessrecords today with @kenstead_productions - watch for the premiere on @james_blunt_brazil TV!
by Braden Gates
Break it to Me Gently
by Braden Gates