The Axe Ripper
His power-trio's live shows explore these deep and varied heavy rock and blues roots. The band plays tunes written to stimulate your neurons and hopefully bring you joy. Corby and company have enjoyed the oppurtunity of performing with many great artists and bands including John Lee Hooker, Robin Trower, Johnny Winter, Indigenous, Cheap Trick, The Mermen, Chris Cain, Robben Ford, Tinsley Ellis, Joe Louis Walker, Tommy Castro, Jimmie Vaughan, Freak Kitchen, Coco Montoya and The Tubes.
At 17 Corby won the prestigious National Jimi Hendrix electric guitar competition in Seattle WA, in the 18 and under division. He started playing guitar at six and since 14 he's played 50 to 125 shows a year, mainly at clubs, theaters and festivals throughout California. His old school roots include Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Chris Cain, Robin Trower, Howling Wolf, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Eric Dolphy, The Yardbirds, Blue Cheer, ZZ-Top and The Groundhogs.
Releases include: Corby Yates Blues Experience EP, Corby Yates Band, Back From Yesterday and Fungus Blues. You really should have these clutched in your sweaty palms or hot little hands, whichever description fits you best.