Richard Gates joined Suzanne Vega, replacing temporarily Mike Visceglia on the acoustic duo shows of June 2000, and May-June 2002.
In 2003 Richard Gates played also some shows with hte
Suzanne Vega band, again due to compromises of Mike
Visceglia. He then alternated with Zev
Katz, from April to June. He played some more shows
with Suzanne in 2005.