SKINNERS CAGE LP/CD
(ROOKIE RECORDS 2019)
FROM THE BESTIARY LP/CD
(ROOKIE RECORDS 2015)
BATTERED BONES LP/CD
(ROOKIE RECORDS 2012)

If you like to see artists get fairly paid consider using Napster or Tidal to stream.

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Big John Bates is a critically acclaimed Canadian artist with an array of sounds; “a mutant hybrid of postpunk and Weimar Republic cabaret” … “dark roots” …. “chamber-punk” … “exploring textures and variations of Americana Noir”. So many descriptors of that sublime experience, of music that grips you body and soul.

Among the thousands of shows BJB has played a few are top of mind – with Andre Williams in a vineyard on a mountainside in Italy; Koko Taylor and Solomon Burke in the Netherlands; Nick Oliveri in Germany; a gig in Howard Hughes’ hangar for the Spruce Goose in California. The Noirchestra’s 2017 tour of Japan. Co-headlining Stemwede in Germany; the North Country Fair in Alberta; the Fringe Festival in British Columbia. Their first EU show at the 10th Annual PsychoMeeting in Barcelona. Bates was banned in Las Vegas during a show at Mandalay Bay back in 2002 but met BB King on the way home. The beat goes on.

bigjohnbates@gmail.com

(covid image by Brandy Bones)