Salty Suites is made up of Scott Gates, Chuck Hailes, and Chelsea Williams. Hailing from Southern California, they live in the world of live acoustic music, sharing a passion for roots and bluegrass, as well as traditional mountain music.
Scott Gates is as close to a musical prodigy on the mandolin as you will ever meet. Just 20 years old, he has been a mainstay at festivals for many years and has performed all over the country and with artists as varied as John McEuen, Steve Martin, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Loggins, and a virtual Who's-Who of bluegrass players. Scott appeared on the Ellen Show with Steve Martin, recorded with Kenny Loggins on his soon-to-be-released family album, which was picked up by Disney, appeared in an episode of the 2011 season of "Justified" on the FX Channel, and toured the U.S. with Nathan McEuen.
Chuck Hailes, who has played in Tucson several times with the Nathan McEuen Band, is one of the top bass players in the country, and was schooled in classical and jazz bass playing and techniques. Chuck writes his own music and has teamed with Scott to create many new musical gems. With his background in bluegrass music and degree in the Upright Bass, Chuck sings and plays in a way that is uniquely his own.
Chelsea Williams has been writing and performing her own music since she was 13 years old. After a couple of years in two different working bands, Chelsea took the stage on her own by the age of 17, performing at clubs and coffee shops. While some of her early songs are still hits with her fans, she has continued to develop as a writer penning nearly 100 original songs to date. Chelsea currently makes her living by playing on the street for tips and selling a home-made demo, having sold over 52,000 CDs, one-by-one, simply on her own on the street. Her magnetic presence draws them in, and her songs set the hook. Chelsea was featured last year in a TV commercial for the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Click here to watch it.
Salty Suites will perform at Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb, just north of Golf Links on the west side of Kolb, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30. Advance tickets are $15 online. If not sold out, tickets will be $20 cash at the door. Please check www.lavamusic.org after 3:00 pm on day of show to find out it if is sold out.
Abounding Grace Sanctuary (View)
2450 S Kolb
Tucson, AZ 85710