John Cate & The van Gogh Brothers

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Music / Singing - Performance

Date & Time: Saturday, April 25, 2020
7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult
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WCUW 91.3 FM - Worcester's Community Radio Station
910 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Cost: $12 Advance / $15 at the Door
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John Cate / Lead vocal & acoustic guitars
John was born in Liverpool, England, to American ex-pats who later settled in the Boston area.

John toured early on as a bass player with the fusion outfit Zamcheck, which featured Mark Zamcheck (Downbeat Magazines Up and coming jazz pianist of the year) on keyboards and Michael Levine (Film composer and Kit Kat jingle writer) on violin. Zamcheck toured with Gary Burton (whose band featured a young Pat Metheny) and performed at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1974.

John later embarked on a business career which included work as a founding principal with eMusic where he conceived the industrys first-ever digital rights licensing strategy (WSJ) that was rolled out to labels and artists including Rykodisk, Phish, Elvis Costello and many others. John was also a founding principal of TuneCore, a digital music delivery service for independent artists, now the largest distributor of online music in the world. John also developed the market entry strategy for Audiam, a new digital music publishing company, as a founding principal. John currently works as a full time performing and recording artist with the van Gogh Brothers and Voices of van Gogh featuring Scarlet Rivera (Bob Dylan) and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Durrill, and as a principal with his music publishing and media advisory company, American Music Partners.

John is a prolific songwriter. He has written more than 1,000 songs and recorded 13 albums since returning to music in 1996, two of which have been released by Blue Rose Records in Germany. Producers include Anthony J. Resta (Elton John, Collective Soul, Duran Duran, Shawn Mullins) for A Whole New Day, X, The Wonder Show, and Livin in the Moment, David Minehan (the Neighborhoods, the Replacements) for Wild Way, X and A Whole New Day, and Rob Fraboni (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan) for Two Brothers.

Johns songs are featured in film, network television and on DVDs, including such projects and programs as NCIS, Justified, American Idol, Num3ers and many others.

John created and hosted the highly successful Americana Showcase at the original House of Blues in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which ran for 8 years. John also worked extensively with legendary promoter Billy Block hosting Western Beat Entertainment showcases Boston.

John appears regularly in Boston with his long-time band, the van Gogh Brothers, and in Los Angeles with his powerhouse LA-based ensemble featuring Scarlet Rivera.
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Created: January 29, 2020 at 6:32 PM

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