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Christopher Alan Yates w/ Adelaide Tai at Hendershot's

Please join us for a night of collaboration, music and stories on August 12th at Hendershot's Coffee in Athens, Ga., as Adelaide Tai and Christopher Alan Yates of The Sweet Tea Project come together to create fresh sounds, bringing both of their unique writing styles to the stage. Expect harmonies, multi-instrumental arrangements, and top-notch songwriting.

Christopher Alan Yates
Born and raised in the south metro-Atlanta area, Christopher Alan Yates’ musical roots began at the feet of his father, Doyle “Red” Yates, a country guitarist and bluegrass bassist. Playing neighborhood parties, fish fries, and barbeques with his dad, Yates’ talent grew quickly. His easy, catchy rhythms borrow from and blend the eclectic genres he loves. Songs on albums Familiar Fire, Mint Condition and Red vary from country to pop to pure rock thus appealing to a wide audience.

A regular on the Atlanta music scene, Yates’ devoted fans have followed as he has morphed into a collaborative soloist who writes and performs both alone and with friends and writer’s groups.
In addition to being on stage, Yates is also an accomplished studio engineer. A desire to understand all elements of music production and a need to control the quality of his work led him to an impressive resume behind the boards. He feels blessed to have learned from each artist he has worked with.

With his latest collaboration, Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project, the horizon has a new dawn. Yates cofounded The Sweet Tea Project in 2011with Ed Roland, best known as the frontman of the rock band Collective Soul. This group made its debut via a cover of "Shelter from the Storm" on the 2012 Bob Dylan tribute, Chimes of Freedom which debuted in the U.S at number 11 on the Billboard 200. The Sweet Tea Project released their debut album, Devils 'N Darlins, in September of 2013. Their latest work, “Alder Lane Farm” is scheduled for release later this year. When not writing or performing with The Sweet Tea Project, you can find Yates performing at local spots around the Atlanta area.

From his childhood music has been the defining element in the life of Christopher Alan Yates, and he constantly strives to reinvent himself and his music.


Adelaide Tai is a Taiwanese-American songwriter and visual artist born in Ohio and raised in Georgia. She studied International Affairs at the University of Georgia and began writing and performing as soon as she graduaed in 2012. Music has led her to perform at venues such as Eddie's Attic, Terminal West, and Smith's Adelaide is currently recording her debut EP. Her paintings are currently sold at Paris on Ponce in Atlanta and her workAdelaide Tai is an artist and songwriter born in Ohio and raised in Georgia. She studied in the UK and in Italy, eventually completing her degree in International Affairs at the University of Georgia.

After several years of traveling abroad Adelaide returned home to the States and settled into the vibrant artistic community of Atlanta. Her passion for the arts encompasses an array of disciplines. As a painter and songwriter, she keeps busy year-round.

Her musical projects have brought her to perform at venues such as Terminal West, Eddies Attic, the Vinyl, Smith’s Old Bar, and Steve’s Live Music. As a visual artist she has exhibited in solo shows as well as group exhibitions throughout Atlanta and beyond. Her work has been featured by Lululemon, J.Crew and Blue Mark Studios and is currently on display at Paris on Ponce.

Earlier Event: August 11
NSM at Hendershot's