Gator Nation Band, formerly Gator Beat, has been playing Jazz Festivals since 1996. Under new management, Mr. Blackwell Presents, Gator Nation continues to bring their hand clapping, feet stomping music to their many fans across the nation.
With their latest CD, “Live at Funky Fridays” people have said that when they have to clean house, go for a drive, or let their hair down they want to hear the sounds of Gator Nation Band. While adding their own west coast twist, Gator Nation Band brings the sound and feelings of traditional Cajun/Zydeco music as well as their own original songs which have become a staple in all of their shows. So let’s get ready, let’s get set, and let’s dance!
Willard Blackwell – Leader/ lead vocals, rubboard Dennis Hadley – accordion, David Scott – saxophone, vocals, penny whistle, Tim Haggerty – bass guitar, Randy Quan – lead guitar, Bobby Gaviola – drums.