"Union Pacific, won't you take me away?" muses songwriter James Coates of the trains that pass his home an hour south of Seattle. And appropriately so: Traveling has done him well. He frequently ventures north to Seattle and south to Tacoma to perform as an active member of the Pacific Northwest's burgeoning music scene. And this summer he'll embark on a tour across the U.S. traveling more than 8,000 miles to perform in places like Chicago, New York, Nashville, New Orleans, Austin and Los Angeles to name a few, in support of his debut album "Land of Fame and Glory".