Bill Yates & The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band

Bill Yates & The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band

Bill Yates was born April 30, 1936 in Big Rock, VA. For entertainment, his family would usually either sing around the farm as they worked, sing in church or would listen to the Grand Ole Opry Saturday nights on a battery powered radio. Bill eventually learned to play the bass by listening to records. The people that influenced his musical career include the likes of Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, the Stanley Brothers and Reno & Smiley. A few years after learning to play the bass, Bill, and his brother, Wayne, formed... more