The Yates Family
Tim and Debbie Grim Yates have combined their lives, talents, and musical roots to create one of the countries most entertaining musical groups today. Both performing over 35 years, Tim began playing with his family band, John Yates and The Yates Brothers. Debbie also playing with the original Konnarock Critters. Together they formed Acoustic Heritage - The Yates Family Band which is the culmination of several generations of singers and musicians who performed old time and bluegrass music, while passing on the love of the unique appalachian mountain sound to the generations that now follow after them. Their two daughters, Molly and Sadie Yates, have been performing since they could stand and hold an instrument on stage. The most powerful presence of the siblings is their breathtaking harmonies. The two sisters possess positive and good-hearted stagemenship. They continue to learn as they grow.
Molly plays mostly mandolin, guitar and sometimes throwing in some old time banjo. Sadie plays bass fiddle, and dojo (half dulcimer/banjo.) The Yates family lives in Konnarock Virginia. They are sometimes accompanied with friends or family filling in at certain shows. Bruce Waters, also from Konnarock, alters instruments to accompany the musical diversity of the band. He has been playing with the family band for many years, as he too has observed the girls growth of music. Jordon Yates, nephew to Tim, also fills in at various times. He in an accomplished drummer in a rock band, and also alters with various acoustic instruments with the Yates family.
Video of The Yates Family at River House: