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Paul Wade


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mundelein,ill
Post  Posted 29 Dec 2017 6:57 am    
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looking for any information on a steel player by the name of don kates. i took lessons from Don in the 80's
he lived in northern Illinois. he played one of the first J.C.H d-10 8+8 also, played banjo . great guy
i lost touch with him in the mid 90's trying to locate
him...

p.w
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Bob Watson


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Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Post  Posted 30 Dec 2017 3:37 am    
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Don lived in Champaign for a little while before he moved to Chicago. He was playing an MSA back then. I haven't heard his name in a long time. He was a nice guy and a great player. Hopefully we'll find out what he's been up to.
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Paul Wade


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mundelein,ill
Post  Posted 30 Dec 2017 4:27 am     steel player Don Kates
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thanks bob,
i first saw don play in bensville Illinois at a club
called Nashville north. he knock me out with his E9th and C6th playing and yes he was playing a msa d-10 vintage XL. the next week i bought a msa d-10 classic
loved the guitar wish i had it back Confused . hope, we here more about him...

p.w
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Paul Wade


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mundelein,ill
Post  Posted 1 Jan 2018 4:55 am    
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Dyke Corson


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Fairmount, IL USA
Post  Posted 1 Jan 2018 5:23 pm    
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I had big shoes to fill when I took over for Don in a local band back in the 80s. People requested William Tell Overture for years! I just found him on Facebook and sent him a friend request. He still lives in Chicago.
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Paul Wade


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mundelein,ill
Post  Posted 2 Jan 2018 5:19 am     don kates
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wow dyke,
thanks for the info.i used to see don all the time up here playing in north Chicago and kenosha Wisconsin.
gave me a lot of lessons. besides him the only other steel player was T.C Furlong of jump in the saddle band.hope don will get in touch with you and me

p.w
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