BEARD BATES

The Music and Writings of Beard Bates

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9.10.21 – The Apricot Boy – A Novella

From dark windows in dim lit desert towns, women fell deeply in love and so followed the wandering boy, he for whom magical trees grew in his wake.

“The visual descriptions and breadth of it are stunning…reminds me of the Alchemist or Khalil Gibran, with better writing.” Derek Murphy (Best-Selling Author)

“The Apricot Boy,” by Beard Bates, is a contemporary myth, an imaginative novella outside of time and space, that weaves the tales of a child who was predestined to wander, to enchant, and strangely pay some unknown price for being himself. A fractured and surreal love story between a boy and the girl next door; a story from the heart of dreams, which itself dreams to discover a truth of the universal heart; shape-shifting surreal mythology in the form of a ball of yarns…this is “The Apricot Boy.”

Available in eBook and Print copy here

7.20.21 – Whitey On The Moon – Single

To commemorate all the billionaires who are currently blasting themselves into space–(while the rest of us pay the bills)–I’m releasing a cover of Gil Scott Heron’s (1970) “Whitey On The Moon.” Single and Music Video.

9.2.20 – Bermetha and The Whale – Published

“Gritty…Grimey…Syrup-soaked and Jelly-filled. A punctured and oozing tale of true love, abuse, gluttony and unbelievable revenge, BERMETHA AND THE WHALE is the word-for-word transcription of an audio recording from an incarcerated man in 1980’s Ohio. No price is too high to pay to be free from “The Whale,” the world’s most horrific individual.

A unique piece of American literary fiction. A short story in magical realism. A work by Beard Bates.”

Available in eBook and Print copy here

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Music Releases

WHITEY ON THE MOON – JULY 22, 2021 – SINGLE

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BOVINE DIVINE – AUG 23, 2019 – SINGLE

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THE WORLD IS BLOWN – NOV 9, 2018 – ALBUM

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Beard Bates - The World is Blown - Single Cover

THE WORLD IS BLOWN – NOV 9, 2018 – SINGLE

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Beard Bates - Fireball - Single

FIREBALL – OCT 19, 2018 – SINGLE

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JOYOUS SEASON-SINGLE COVER - BEARD BATES

JOYOUS SEASON – OCT 5, 2018 – SINGLE

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"Dominoes in Fire" is the fourth single (Release: 9.7.18) from Beard Bates' forthcoming album "The World is Blown" (Nov 9, 2018). Music Video: Director: Beard Bates Director of Photography: Henrik Christofferson (Desert Scene) Director of Photography: Issac Alvarez (Poppy Field Scenes) Starring: Kelli Kickham & Beard Bates Song: Written, Performed and Produced by Beard Bates Mastered by Howie Weinberg Copyright and Published 2018 Studio Records Group America

DOMINOES IN FIRE – SEPT 7, 2018 – SINGLE

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Beard Bates - The NETHERWORLD OF LOVE COVER

THE NETHERWORLD OF LOVE – AUG 17, 2018 – SINGLE

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WEASEL SLEEPING – JULY 13, 2018 – SINGLE

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LIONS SHEEP BIRDS – MAY 16, 2018 – SINGLE

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Spontaneous Acoustic Songs of Digital Capture by iPhone 5 (2012-2016) – JUNE 16, 2016 – ALBUM

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LIGHTYEAR’S TIGHTROPE – OCT 8, 2002 – ALBUM

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