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Bill Bates

Bill Bates

Bill was born in Midland, Ontario. During his school years, he was active with piano lessons, playing with the town brass band, and playing the bassoon in the high school band.

After graduating from Ryerson in 1964, he worked for TransCanada PipeLines for 35 years. Bill and his wife, Gayle, have been together over 30 years, and each have two children and four granddaughters.

After retirement Bill picked up the guitar again, and got into country and bluegrass music. He is a member of the Crazy Hearts bluegrass band, and is active with the Summerland Bluegrass Festival.

While wintering in Yuma he plays with a patio band, the WannaBees, and also teaches Ukulele.

Bill performing Steel Rails on April 26, 2015

Bill with the Opry Band at Westbank's 2013 Music In The Park appearance.

Bill and Crazy Hearts entertaining at Westbank's Farmers' Market in 2013

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