As the front man for Washington's spooky beer punk powerhouse “Stupid In Stereo” Yotes performed throughout the Pacific Northwest, sharing the stage with many well known psychobilly and punk acts. When Stupid In Stereo decided to take a much-needed breather in 2009 he began exploring the roots of the punked-up rockabilly style that had such an influence on his own music. He quickly developed an appreciation for 80's rockabilly revival bands, 50's rockabilly and rock-n-roll, and 1940's and 50's country music.
The Rockin' Yotes act debuted in the fall of 2010 to provide a musical outlet while Stupid In Stereo was on hiatus. He mixed acoustic covers of modern bands such as the Quakes, Stray Cats, and Social Distortion with songs by original country and rockabilly singers like Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Eddie Cochran. He also began writing music tailored to his acoustic performances, using it as an opportunity to write more personal songs than he did for the dark yet often comical offerings of Stupid In Stereo.
Yotes has performed with touring acts such as the Koffin Kats, The Cold Hard Cash Show (which he later played upright bass for from 2012 to 2015), and the Sawyer Family and toured throughout the western US during the fall of 2011.