The van Gogh Brothers’ 50-song, 25-year retrospective including selections from all 11 albums, Voices of van Gogh, the Next Great American Song project with John Durrill and unreleased bonus tracks. Available only on iTunes.
Voices of Van Gogh
“Total Americana drenched with a healthy dose of the Traveling Willburys.”-Scott Willkinson
“Painting With van Gogh” heralds the LA-based version of the van Gogh Brothers with the legendary Scarlet Rivera (Bob Dylan), and the writing team of John Cate and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame writer John Durrill. “Sacred Wheel” by John Cate and Scarlet Rivera includes Scarlet’s vocal premiere, which was the prelude to her new solo project, produced with Cate. The writings of Cate and Durrill spawned the Next Great American Song project and other publishing endeavors.
A Whole New Day
The pivotal 11th album with the van Gogh Brothers and special guests Annie Clements, Steve Sadler and others. Featuring the widely-played, masterfully produced “California (Redux)” (Anthony J. Resta) this album is a turning point for the band.
Featuring the track, "California," the 10th album by the van Gogh Brothers includes productions by the van Gogh Brothers and Anthony J. Resta and the acclaimed video for “California.”
“Wild Way” is the 8th full-length CD by John Cate & the van Gogh Brothers and is the defining sound of the live band. Produced with Dave Minehan at Woolly Mammoth Sound in Boston, most of the basic tracks for the album were tracked live in a single day. Features drummers John Sands and Mike Levesque.
The Wonder Show
The oft-overlooked eclectic 9th van Gogh Brothers album includes classic fare such as “Call it a Day” and “Going Down,” together with bossa nova beauties, “This Love of Ours” and “The Waiting is Over.” Produced by Anthony J. Resta.
Livin' in the Moment
Produced by Anthony J. Resta (Elton John, Collective Soul, Duran Duran, Shawn Mullins)
Anthony J. Resta brings the now-mature ensemble’s sound to life on this defining 2004 album. Features the widely-published track, “Without Your Love.”
“Great stuff … wonderful songs and great sounding” – Buddy Miller
Co-produced with Rob Fraboni (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt) the van Gogh Brothers (John Cate and Paul Candilore) have created 12 new songs for “Two Brothers,” their sixth full-length CD.
John Cate handles lead vocals, acoustic guitar and percussion, including family-size washboard; Paul Candilore is on electric guitars, lap steel, vocals and percussion; Jay FitzGibbons is on drums; George Ricele (Bob Dylan) guests on percussion; Paul Kohanski (Swinging Steaks), Clayton “Bob” Young and Neil Helme share bass duties; Andy Plaisted (Swinging Steaks, Dennis Brennan) guests on drums; Jimmy Ryan (Catie Curtis, Blood Oranges, Jimmy Ryan Band) guests on mandolin & mandocello; Jim Gambino (Swinging Steaks) guests on organ and piano; Steve Latt debuts with the band on fiddle. Key tracks: Goodbye Baby (featured in episode #3 of Dawson’s Creek) Pinebox Walk, Vicious Game, (When the) Phone Don’t Ring.
“V kicks right in with a repertoire of solid rockers like ‘Let You Run’ and ‘Television’ to get your blood flowing, peppered occasionally by mellow rollers to let you breathe and center. Check out the infusions of tambourine in ‘Without You,’ mandolin on ‘I Will Be Ready,’ or the harmonica in the Jaggeresque ‘Outsider’ and the sweet journey ballad, ‘Longer Way.'” – Miles of Music
John Cate Band
“Shades of John Lennon and Roy Orbison”
“Cate’s voice may be closer to an earthier Mellencamp, but “Standin’ Here Alone” shares Orbison’s affinity for soaring melodies and Tom Petty’s love for harmonica-drenched folk-rock arrangements. “Invisible Man” manages to capture some of Lennon’s caustic solo attitude without sounding overly Beatle-y. Like Lennon, Cate was born in Liverpool, but he was raised mostly in the US. Perhaps that’s why his music so effectively straddles both sides of the pond in a first-rate roots-rock fashion.” – CMJ
Never Looking Back
“… the John Cate Band attack the material with the drive of perfectionists looking for an intangible refined sound like the surfers in The Endless Summer were seeking the perfect wave…” – All Music Guide.