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About

Genre: Rockabilly, Country, Americana

Hometown: Olympia, WA

Influences: Johnny Cash, The Blasters, Murder By Death, The Stray Cats

Booking: r.yates@threebladesentertainment.com

BIO

Blending a wide variety of musical influences, along with the comfort on stage that comes from over two decades of performing, Yotes entertains audiences with a mix of songs from 1950’s country, 1980’s neo rockabilly, modern Americana, and many genres and eras in between.  He mixes songs by Johnny Cash, The Stray Cats, The Blasters, and Murder By Death with his own compositions.  Old favorites are interspersed with some of his favorite songs by friends and up-and-coming artists he’s met through the years.

 

In 2009, when his existing band chose to take some time off, Yotes began performing as a solo artist. Over the years Yotes has played in blues bands, psychobilly bands, and toured the US in a Johnny Cash tribute.  As he continued to develop his one-man show those experiences shaped his approach producing and performing his act.  Yotes’s solo performances have become a tribute to the artists and music that have influenced him, a respectful nod to some of his favorite contemporaries, and a testbed for new music as it’s written.

Press

        Too often the term "Americana" becomes shorthand for "beardy banjo band," when the genre can mean so much more.  Yotes, a.k.a. Ryan Yates, is an Olympia, Wash.-based one-man powerhouse who adds layers of complexity to the Americana descriptor by leaning on 1950's country, neo-rockabilly from the '80s and more than a hint of Johnny Cash (he once toured the country in a Cash tribute group.

        His jumping delivery and driving guitar will turn Eichardt's into a rollicking roadhouse on Saturday, Feb. 11, which is exactly what Saturday nights were made for.

        -Zach Hagadone, Sandpoint Reader

Upcoming Shows

April 17 - The Juice Box

Centralia, WA

April 18 - Private Event

Ocean Shores, WA

April 19 - 7 Cedars Casino

Sequim, WA

April 20 - Filling Station

Kingston, WA

April 25 - Mike's Tavern

Cle Elum, WA

April 26 - Whistlin' Jack's

Naches, WA

April 27 - Outskirts Brewing Co.

Selah, WA

May 2 - Private Event

Seattle, WA

May 3 - Colville Pour House

Colville, WA

May 4 - Smokesmith Bar-B-Que

Sandpoint, ID

May 5 - Private Event

Coeur D'Alene, ID

May 11 - Simple Goodness Sisters

Wilkeson, WA

May 12 - Eleven Winery

Bainbridge Island, WA

May 17 - Olympia Oyster House

Olympia, WA

May 18 - Moses Lake Taproom

Moses Lake, WA

May 23 - Mike's Tavern

Cle Elum, WA

May 24 - Packwood Brewing Co.

Packwood, WA

May 31 - Squirrel Tree

Leavenworth, WA

June 1 - Ray's Golden Lion

Richland, WA

June 5 - Outskirts Brewing Co.

Selah, WA

June 8 - Packwood Brewing Co.

Packwood, WA

June 14 - Squirrel Tree

Leavenworth, WA

June 15 - Whistlin' Jack's

Naches, WA

June 17 - Mill Town Lanes

Morton, WA

June 21 - Sirens Pub

Port Townsend, WA

June 22 - Filling Station

Kingston, WA

June 23 - Olympia Oyster House

Olympia, WA

June 24 - Carnation Cafe

Carnation, WA

June 27 - Redd Dog

Tacoma, WA

June 28 - 7 Cedars Casino

Sequim, WA

June 29 - Kelly's Olympian

Portland, OR

July 4 - McMenamins Anderson School

Bothell, WA

July 6 - Packwood Brewing Co.

Packwood, WA

July 12 - Olympia Oyster House

Olympia, WA

July 18 - South Fork

North Bend, WA

July 20 - Amarillo BBQ

Duvall, WA

July 21 - Succession Wines

Manson, WA

July 24 - Squirrel Tree

Leavenworth, WA

July 25 - Mike's Tavern

Cle Elum, WA

July 26 - Ruckus in the Boonies

Heppner, OR

July 27 - Lazy River Taphouse

West Richland, WA

July 28 - Bucketz Bar and Grill

Kennewick, WA

August 14 - The Juice Box

Centralia, WA

August 15 - Redd Dog

Tacoma, WA

August 16 - Sirens Pub

Port Townsend, WA

August 17 - Filling Station

Kingston, WA

August 18 - Eleven Winery

Bainbridge Island, WA

August 21 - Squirrel Tree

Leavenworth, WA

August 23 - The Top Hat

Goldendale, WA

August 24 - Packwood Brewing Co.

Packwood, WA

August 25 - Olympia Oyster House

Olympia, WA

August 30 - Packwood Brewing Co.

Packwood, WA

September 5 - Redd Dog

Puyallup, WA

September 6 - Packwood Brewing Co.

Packwood, WA

September 7 - Whistlin' Jack's

Naches, WA

September 13 - Squirrel Tree

Leavenworth, WA

September 19 - The Owl Lounge

Livingston, MT

September 20 - Bozeman Taproom

Bozeman, MT

October 10 - Redd Dog

Puyallup, WA

October 11 - Sirens Pub

Port Townsend, WA

October 12 - Filling Station

Kingston, WA

October 17 - COVE

Olympia, WA

October 18 - Lazy River Taphouse

West Richland, WA

October 20 - Succession Wines

Manson, WA

October 25 - Squirrel Tree

Leavenworth, WA

October 26 - Whistlin' Jack's

Naches, WA

November 7 - Redd Dog

Tacoma, WA

November 29 - Squirrel Tree

Leavenworth, WA

December 7 - Squirrel Tree

Leavenworth, WA

December 12 - Redd Dog

Puyallup, WA

December 13 - Sirens Pub

Port Townsend, WA

December 14 - Filling Station

Kingston, WA

December 20 - County Line

Chelan, WA

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