Allen Bates

Allen Bates

Saturday, Sept 20, 2014
5:30-6:30 pm
MICA Stage

Allen Bates is a native Michigander from Kalamazoo and has been involved in the Michigan music scene for over 30 years, playing in several bluegrass, country and blues bands, including Sweetcorn and Greensky Bluegrass. He has shared the stage with Wynona Judd, Gatemouth Brown, David Holt, Special Consensus , Alison Krauss, Seldom Scene and Los Lobos as well as many regional and local bands. Allen’s primary instrument is the Dobro or Resonator guitar, but he is also skilled at lap/pedal steel guitar, banjo and slide guitar. He is a past president of the Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association and gives instruction for the instruments he plays.