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Ron Bates

The Don Michaels Group, Seth McCann Band, CoverArt, Warning Shot (Drums, vocals)

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I’m a ’72 graduate of Creston High and have been a fan and supporter of the Grand Rapids music since I can remember. Some of my favorite bar bands from early on were Dirk Rivers, Natchez Trace, Common People, Oz…and more. As a drummer I played from 1973-1985 with The Don Michaels group a variety band that played mostly weddings and private events. We were regulars at the Elks Club on West Leonard, Lincoln Country Club, American Legion Boat & Canoe Club, and Creston VFW Post. Those were fun times….play the Amway Grand Ball Room one night and a Polish Hall on the Westside the next. I then played from 1985-87 with a country rock band called Seth McCann Band. I moved to S.W. Florida in 2002 with my wife and daughter. I picked up the sticks again to play some gigs with CoverArt and a newly formed band called Warning Shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Response to Ron Bates

  1. ron bates says:

    Hi WMMHS members, happy to join you on this site. I’m a ’72 graduate of Creston High and have been a fan and supporter of the Grand Rapids music since I can remember. Some of my favorite bar bands from early on were Dirk Rivers, Natchez Trace, Common People, Oz…and more. As a drummer I played from 1973-1985 with The Don Michaels group a variety band that played mostly weddings and private events. We were regulars at the Elks Club on West Leonard, Lincoln Country Club, American Legion Boat & Canoe Club, and Creston VFW Post. Those were fun times….play the Amway Grand Ball Room one night and a Polish Hall on the Westside the next. I then played from 1985-87 with a country rock band called Seth McCann Band. I moved to S.W. Florida in 2002 with my wife and daughter. I picked up the sticks again to play some gigs with CoverArt and a newly formed band called Warning Shot.

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