5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

Spencer Bates, a DC-based singer, songwriter, and pianist and winner of the 2007 Takoma Park Folk Festival Emerging Artist competition, will perform songs from his three self-released albums, Goodnight Rosebud, The Back To School EP, and Everybody Has A Song, as well as unreleased original works. Spencer is a self-taught musician who relies upon only his voice and piano. His original music spans the genres of pop, rock, and folk. Whether subdued and introspective or soaring and forceful, Spencer’s voice is a remarkable instrument. Spencer chooses his words and melodies with wisdom beyond his years. His lyrics are mature and insightful, and his arrangements are intricate, direct, and indelible.

“Listening to Goodnight Rosebud is like watching a musical, mostly because each song seems so epic... He has an ear for compositions that sound essential and universal. You may not know the words well enough to sing along, but you feel compelled to try anyway.” ~ The Missoula Independent

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Added by StrathmoreMusic on April 1, 2010

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