The Cate Brothers
|Tags:||rock funk blues arkansas|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
Twin brothers Ernie and Earl Cate (26 December 1942, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA) specialize in southern soul music. After enjoying a brief brush with fame in the late 70s, they have carried on touring and recording into the new millennium. Ernie (keyboards/vocals) and Earl (guitar/vocals) signed to Asylum Records in 1975 and released their first album, a self-titled effort, using numerous studio musicians, among them Memphis legend Steve Cropper, Nigel Olsson of Elton Johns band, Klaus Voormann and Levon Helm of the Band. The album charted in 1976 and the single Union Man reached number 24. The brothers second album, In One Eye And Out The Other, also charted in 1976, as did one other single, Cant Change My Heart. Although there were no other commercial successes, two further major label albums were recorded, 1977s The Cate Brothers Band and Fire On The Tracks, the last for Atlantic Records in 1979.