Randy Cate

Randy Cate at The Heavy Metal Brewing Co.

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Randy Cate will be singing and strumming his way around the North Bank at several notable locations during the next couple months. Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats like Dionne Warwick, The Three Degrees, and Billy Paul. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on television shows such as “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Ed,” “L.A. Ink,” and “The Young and the Restless.” His latest album, “A Different Kind of Same” is available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes, at soundcloud.com, and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com. Cate will also have copies of his albums available for purchase at the show. Here’s where you can hear him on Friday, March 24:

  • The Heavy Metal Brewing Company, located at 808 MacArthur Blvd. in the old Tower Mall: One of the Couve’s newer taprooms, this used to be a convenience store, but now it’s been converted into a heavy metal/biker-themed atmosphere, complete with beer-filled coolers and other headbanger paraphernalia. Seating is at picnic tables, with a stage for live music and plenty of free parking. There’s food from the Heavy Metal deli and other beverages (they’re also a bottle shop). Loyal customers love to sit and talk (in fact, you might see a few Heavy Metal shirts and gear around town; you can sign up for their mailing list if you’re a fan). This is a real community hang-out. They host many bands and singer-songwriters and on weekends throughout the winter and on Thursday nights when the weather turns warmer.

Randy Cate at Moulton Falls Winery

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Randy Cate will be singing and strumming his way around the North Bank at several notable locations during the next two months. Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats like Dionne Warwick, The Three Degrees, and Billy Paul. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on television shows such as “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Ed,” “L.A. Ink,” and “The Young and the Restless.” His latest album, “A Different Kind of Same” is available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes, at soundcloud.com, and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com. Cate will also have copies of his albums available for purchase at the show. Here’s where you can hear him on Friday, Feb. 24:

  • 6 to 9 p.m. at Moulton Falls Winery & Cider House, 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt: located in an idyllic North County spot, just across the railroad and not far from the Lewis River. This family-owned winery and tasting room boasts outdoor tables perfect for warmer weather with a stunning view of the hillside trees lots of space for families to enjoy picnics—or the excellent food from Moulton Falls’ wood-fired oven. When the weather’s cold, the tasting room is cozy but spacious, with room for a fair-sized crowd. The polished wood bar is long enough to allow folks to sit or stand and other patrons have room to amble about. There’s great pizza, calzones, and quesadillas, as well as salads and sandwiches. The winery’s mascot is a big, old dog who is gentle, friendly, and loves kids. You might see him slowly moving from table to table, collecting pets and ear scratches. There’s also a resident rooster who likes to strut his stuff and sometimes crows along to the outdoor entertainment.

Randy Cate at The Rusty Chain

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Randy Cate will be singing and strumming his way around the North Bank at three notable locations during the next two months, starting on Valentine’s Day. Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats like Dionne Warwick, The Three Degrees, and Billy Paul. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on television shows such as “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Ed,” “L.A. Ink,” and “The Young and the Restless.” His latest album, “A Different Kind of Same” is available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes, at soundcloud.com, and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com. Cate will also have copies of his albums available for purchase at the show. Here’s where you can hear him on Tuesday, Feb. 14:

  • 7 to 9 p.m. at The Rusty Chain, 3100 Columbia St.: this neighborhood family-owned business located near Carter Park sells food and spirits in a casual setting. The building has been a grocery store, a coffee shop, and, most recently, Commonwealth Café—but The Rusty Chain seems poised to stick. The current owner, Bill, collects movie posters, photos, record albums, beer cans and mugs. There are books and plenty of games for game night. The walls are covered with Bill’s collected items, which he periodically switches out from his substantial reserves of stuff found at swap meets, flea markets, and antique stores. Prized items include many family recipes passed down from family members. The Rusty Chain also has a pool table, a lounge with bar stools, and lots of dining tables throughout the house. In the summer, guests can hear live music on the patio.

Randy Cate’s Local Tour

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Randy Cate will be singing and strumming his way around the North Bank at three notable locations during the next two months, starting on Valentine’s Day. Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats like Dionne Warwick, The Three Degrees, and Billy Paul. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on television shows such as “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Ed,” “L.A. Ink,” and “The Young and the Restless.” His latest album, “A Different Kind of Same” is available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes, at soundcloud.com, and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com. Cate will also have copies of his albums available for purchase at the show. Here’s where you can hear him, plus details about each location:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7 to 9 p.m. at The Rusty Chain, 3100 Columbia St.: this neighborhood family-owned business located near Carter Park sells food and spirits in a casual setting. The building has been a grocery store, a coffee shop, and, most recently, Commonwealth Café—but The Rusty Chain seems poised to stick. The current owner, Bill, collects movie posters, photos, record albums, beer cans and mugs. There are books and plenty of games for game night. The walls are covered with Bill’s collected items, which he periodically switches out from his substantial reserves of stuff found at swap meets, flea markets, and antique stores. Prized items include many family recipes passed down from family members. The Rusty Chain also has a pool table, a lounge with bar stools, and lots of dining tables throughout the house. In the summer, guests can hear live music on the patio.
  • Friday, Feb. 24, 6 to 9 p.m., at Moulton Falls Winery & Cider House, 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt: located in an idyllic North County spot, just across the railroad and not far from the Lewis River. This family-owned winery and tasting room boasts outdoor tables perfect for warmer weather with a stunning view of the hillside trees lots of space for families to enjoy picnics—or the excellent food from Moulton Falls’ wood-fired oven. When the weather’s cold, the tasting room is cozy but spacious, with room for a fair-sized crowd. The polished wood bar is long enough to allow folks to sit or stand and other patrons have room to amble about. There’s great pizza, calzones, and quesadillas, as well as salads and sandwiches. The winery’s mascot is a big, old dog who is gentle, friendly, and loves kids. You might see him slowly moving from table to table, collecting pets and ear scratches. There’s also a resident rooster who likes to strut his stuff and sometimes crows along to the outdoor entertainment.
  • Friday, March 24, at The Heavy Metal Brewing Company, located at 808 MacArthur Blvd. in the old Tower Mall: One of the Couve’s newer taprooms, this used to be a convenience store, but now it’s been converted into a heavy metal/biker-themed atmosphere, complete with beer-filled coolers and other headbanger paraphernalia. Seating is at picnic tables, with a stage for live music and plenty of free parking. There’s food from the Heavy Metal deli and other beverages (they’re also a bottle shop). Loyal customers love to sit and talk (in fact, you might see a few Heavy Metal shirts and gear around town; you can sign up for their mailing list if you’re a fan). This is a real community hang-out. They host many bands and singer-songwriters and on weekends throughout the winter and on Thursday nights when the weather turns warmer.

Randy Cate at Moulton Falls Winery

Enjoy the mellow slide into autumn at Moulton Falls Winery with singer/songwriter Randy Cate from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. There’s no cover charge, but you’ll definitely want to sample some of Moulton Falls’ wines, housemade hard cider, and locally legendary sangria. The kitchen will be open and serving its full menu of wood-fired pizza and quesadillas, salads, sandwiches, and small plates like cheese platters loaded with smoked cheeses and meats along with crackers, pita and hummus. Nibbles are available all day for wine tastings, and the kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. to fire up its wood oven.

Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats like Ted Nugent and Dionne Warwick. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on television shows such as “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “The Young and the Restless.” His latest album, “A Different Kind of Same” is available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes, at soundcloud.com, and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com. Cate will also have copies of his albums available for purchase at the show.

Moulton Falls Winery is located at 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave. just outside of Yacolt. They offer live music every Friday and Saturday night, a spacious indoor tasting room and seating area, and outside seating when the weather’s nice with beautiful views of the countryside. The tasting room is open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. To learn more, visit moultonfallswinery.com.

Randy Cate at Moulton Falls Winery

Enjoy the mellow slide into autumn at Moulton Falls Winery with singer/songwriter Randy Cate from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. There’s no cover charge, but you’ll definitely want to sample some of Moulton Falls’ wines, housemade hard cider, and locally legendary sangria. The kitchen will be open and serving its full menu of wood-fired pizza and quesadillas, salads, sandwiches, and small plates like cheese platters loaded with smoked cheeses and meats along with crackers, pita and hummus. Nibbles are available all day for wine tastings, and the kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. to fire up its wood oven.

Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats like Ted Nugent and Dionne Warwick. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on television shows such as “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “The Young and the Restless.” His latest album, “A Different Kind of Same” is available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes, at soundcloud.com, and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com. Cate will also have copies of his albums available for purchase at the show.

Moulton Falls Winery is located at 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave. just outside of Yacolt. They offer live music every Friday and Saturday night, a spacious indoor tasting room and seating area, and outside seating when the weather’s nice with beautiful views of the countryside. The tasting room is open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. To learn more, visit moultonfallswinery.com.

Randy Cate, School Supply Drive at Latte Da

Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar is hosting an evening of live music with local singer/songwriter Randy Cate as part of a school supply drive for MacLoughlin Middle School. He’ll be performing original songs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, on the covered patio (weather permitting, or inside if it’s rainy). Enjoy Latte Da’s firepit and comfortable outdoor seating. Their full food and drink menu will be available, offering appetizers, sandwiches, wraps, pastries, and a selection of local wine and craft beer—not to mention coffee, tea, and espresso drinks! Bring new school supplies—pencils, paper, pens, erasers, rulers, pencil cases, binders, spiral notebooks, blunt-edged scissors, colored pencils, highlighters and the like—to donate to MacLoughlin students.

Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats like Ted Nugent and Dionne Warwick. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on television shows such as “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “The Young and the Restless.” His latest album, “A Different Kind of Same” is available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes., and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com. Cate will also have copies of his albums available for purchase at the show.

Latte Da is located at 205 E. 39th St., just west of Vancouver’s Main St. For more information about this and other events at Latte Da, visit lattedacoffeehouse.com.

Randy Cate at Latte Da

Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar is hosting an evening of live music with local singer/songwriter Randy Cate as part of a school supply drive for MacLoughlin Middle School. He’ll be performing original songs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, on the covered patio (weather permitting, or inside if it’s rainy). Enjoy Latte Da’s firepit and comfortable outdoor seating. Their full food and drink menu will be available, offering appetizers, sandwiches, wraps, pastries, and a selection of local wine and craft beer—not to mention coffee, tea, and espresso drinks! Bring new school supplies—pencils, paper, pens, erasers, rulers, pencil cases, binders, spiral notebooks, blunt-edged scissors, colored pencils, highlighters and the like—to donate to MacLoughlin students.

Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats like Ted Nugent and Dionne Warwick. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on television shows such as “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “The Young and the Restless.” His latest album, “A Different Kind of Same” is available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes., and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com. Cate will also have copies of his albums available for purchase at the show.

Latte Da is located at 205 E. 39th St., just west of Vancouver’s Main St. For more information about this and other events at Latte Da, visit lattedacoffeehouse.com.

Songwriters’ Showcase at Brickhouse

On Thursday, Oct. 23, downtown Vancouver’s family-friendly Brickhouse Bar & Grill will once again host the Songwriter’s Showcase including a performance by Randy Cate , who will take the stage from 9:3o to 10 p.m. He’ll perform much of his recently-released album “A Different Kind of Same,” as well as many songs from his large and varied repertoire. Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats such as Ted Nugent and Dionne Warwick. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “The Young and the Restless.” “A Different Kind of Same” is available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes., and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com.

The Songwriters’ Showcase—held from 8 to 10 p.m. and emceed by Richie Bean—is part of an ongoing series hosted by Brickhouse. For more details, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page or check out its online calendar. There’s no cover charge, and children are welcome in the Brickhouse until 9 p.m.

Songwriter Showcase with Randy Cate

On Thursday, Oct. 23, downtown Vancouver’s family-friendly Brickhouse Bar & Grill will once again host the extremely popular Songwriter’s Showcase. Capping off the evening will be a performance by Randy Cate , who will take the stage from 9:3o to 10 p.m. He’ll perform much of his recently-released album “A Different Kind of Same,” as well as many songs from his large and varied repertoire.

Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats like Ted Nugent and Dionne Warwick. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on television shows such as “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “The Young and the Restless.” “A Different Kind of Same” is available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes., and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com. Cate will also have copies of his album available for purchase at the show.

The Songwriters’ Showcase—held from 8 to 10 p.m. and emceed by Richie Bean—is part of an ongoing series hosted by Brickhouse. For more details, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page or check out its online calendar. There’s no cover charge, and children are welcome in the Brickhouse until 9 p.m.

Songwriters’ Showcase with Randy Cate at Brickhouse

Downtown Vancouver’s family-friendly Brickhouse Bar & Grill will host “Songwriters’ Showecase,” from 8 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, featuring a talented line-up of singers and songwriters, including local legend Randy Cate. Cate will take the stage from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m. to play several songs from his just-released new album, “A Different Kind of Same,” available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes., and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com. Cate will also have copies of his album available for purchase at the show. There’s no cover charge, and children are welcome in the Brickhouse until 9 p.m.

Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats such Ted Nugent and Dionne Warwick. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on television shows such as “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “The Young and the Restless.” The Songwriters’ Showcase is part of an ongoing series hosted by Brickhouse. For more details, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page, or check out its online calendar.

Randy Cate at Brickhouse

Downtown Vancouver’s family-friendly Brickhouse Bar & Grill not only has great beer and fabulous fries, but it’s also a haven for the arts and a Mecca for live music. On Thursday, Sept. 4, come to the Brickhouse for “Songwriters’ Showcase,” featuring live-music line-up of talented singers and songwriters, including local legend Randy Cate. Cate will take the stage from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m. to play several songs from his just-released new album, “A Different Kind of Same,” available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes., and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com. Cate will also have copies of his album available for purchase at the show. There’s no cover charge, and children are welcome in the Brickhouse until 9 p.m.

Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats such Ted Nugent and Dionne Warwick. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on television shows such as “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “The Young and the Restless.” An interesting point of trivia: the album cover for “A Different Kind of Same” was designed by Clark County artist and political cartoonist Monte Wolverton, son of notable Vancouver cartoonist Basil Wolverton. Both Wolvertons have been featured in Mad Magazine, and Monte’s self-styled “neo-psychedelic” sculptures and mixed media paintings can be seen during the upcoming Open Studios Tour on Nov. 8-9.

The Songwriters’ Showcase, which is held from 8 to 10 p.m. and will be emceed by Richie Bean, is part of an ongoing series hosted by Brickhouse. For more details, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page, or check out its online calendar.