Dubbed San Diego’s “Most Dangerous Band” Len Rainey and the Midnight Players have been rocking all over the world for the past 20 years. Expect nothing short of a perfect musical mix of rhythm, rock and blues with this group. While vocalist Len Rainey croons his way into your heart, renowned guitarist Johnny “V” Vernazza, Walter Gentry and drummer Danny “Fat Back” Martinez will keep you rockin’ for more.
Get those dancing shoes ready because this is one good-ole fashioned country music story you do not want to miss. While songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Elizabeth (Liz) Grace mesmerizes you with a mix of country crafted originals and handpicked covers from some of Country Music’s Greats the best kind of justice will be served up on a honky-tonk platter with steel guitarist Tom Wolverton, Tele-blaster Jeff Houck, back-up vocals Cheryl, Bassist Dave Preston and Drummer Mark Markowitz paving the way. Before you head out the door with those dancing boots check out this sneak peek of Three Cord Justice and get ready for some good old two-stepping, Honky Tonk fun!
To find out more about Three Cord Justice and the GBB & BTSC December Night’s 2013 Stage Lineups stay tuned here!
Gator By The Bay is proud to announce the addition of Zydeco Showman Chubby Carrier to the Gator By The Bay 2014 Musical Lineup. Chubby Carrier is scheduled to play Friday May 9, 10 and 11, 2014.
Born in Churchpoint, Louisiana, Chubby is the third generation of legendary zydeco artists. Entertaining since the age of 12 Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have recorded ten CDs over the past 22 years of Chubby’s professional career. Add a little bit of Louisiana drumming, some rhythmic scraping of the washboard, a big ‘ole helping of magic accordion, then throw in some spontaneous whooping and hollering and you have the gifted Zydeco Showman Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band. This must-see high-energy, swamp funky zydeco sound is a concoction of blues, 70s funk, rock and roll, and good-ole zydeco flavor that grabs hold of you and according to countless loyal fans “pumps out the kind of two-step rhythms, hot accordion licks and undeniable beat that keeps dance floors full coast to coast.”
Without a doubt Chubby Carrier and his Bayou Swamp Band—whose Zydeco Junkie won the 2011 Grammy Award for best Cajun/Zydeco release is an absolute must see at Gator By The Bay 2014 and we are truly honored to have him on board as a Gator Lover.
Gator By The Bay is thrilled to announce the addition of legendary American blues guitarist, musician, singer and renown Voice of the Wetlands conservationist Tab Benoit to Gator By The Bay’s 2014 musical lineup. Tab Benoit is scheduled to play a special Gator evening show on Thursday May 8, 2014 kicking off what promises to be thebest year yet in Gator By The Bay’s 13 year history.
A Louisiana born artist, it’s been said that Benoit is “from so deep in the wetlands that it’s almost the ocean”. Living and breathing the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends Benoit plays a combination of zydeco, creole, blues, R&B, and rock. His second-to-none skills on the Fender Telecaster Thinline electric guitar combined with his gritty blues and rootsy jams will reel you in, spin you around and all the while feed your inner-Cajun hunger.
A four time Blues Music Awards “Entertainer of the Year”, a three time Grammy nominated and a five time Contemporary Male Blues Music Award winner Benoit’s album award-winning release of “Medicine” will not only help relieve any pain and suffering with his heavy dose of musical medicine… it will down-right soothe your soul. From our side of the Bayou it looks like Tab Benoit is just what the Gator doctor ordered.
Stay tuned to this Gator Channel as we roll out the 2014 musical line-up, Gator News and happenings of what promises to be the best Gator By The Bay in the history of ever!
Come enjoy Popeye’s Chicken, beans & rice, cake and beverages with your fellow Gators. Bring a dish to share, your favorite lawn game, chairs and that amazing Go Gator Attitude! For those staying on for the Bon Temps Social Club monthly dance, War Memorial facilities can be used to clean up and change clothes for the dance at 6:20 and the dance at 7pm featuring Ruben Moreno and Zydeco Re-evolution. Cost for the Bon Temps Social Club Dance is $10.
Now Gator Going! This event is the event that let’s us show the world how much we appreciate our Volunteer Go Gators…we couldn’t have done it without you! See you soon!
Gator By The Bay is pleased to announce the addition of the legendary R&B band The Fremonts to Gator By The Bay’s 2013 musical lineup. The Fremonts are scheduled to play on The Mardi Gras Stage at 12:30 pm on Sunday May 12, 2013.
Known as modern purveyors of Gulf Coast R&B, The Fremonts effortlessly capture the sound of vintage, eclectic blues and American root’s labels like Excello, Vee-Jay, Imperial and Specialty” to create a sound that is “unique and refreshingly familiar”.
The combination of band leader and vocalist “Mighty” Joe Milsap, Al West on drums and Patrick Skog and Tony Tomlinson on guitar and bass makes this musical group a popular draw at festivals across the Southwest. Named “The Best Blues Band” by the San Diego Reader in 2003 in addition to numerous awards and accolades quite simply makes The Fremonts a perfect fit…and a must see….for all Gator By The Bay fans alike.
Attention Gator By The Bay Fans!
One of the most important Volunteer Positions is still available and this job is probably THE most important job in the history of ever: PUPPET SECURITY.
Puppet Security’s position is to keep watch over the beautiful and exotic Gator that was made by Gator Team Member Kathy Przekopp. Volunteers must guard the puppet against damage (wind and climbers) and also be ready to take on the role of Festival Ambassador by taking a photos for Gator family and friends that can sit inside the gator. On display near The Bayou Stage, Puppet Security shifts tend to be shorter giving you more time to take in the Gator sights.
So what do you say? Do you have what it takes to take on one of the most prestigious roles at Gator By The Bay 2013? Answer: You bet your Gator you do! Apply today online and start serving and protecting our Gator!
Gator By The Bay is thrilled to announce the addition of Next Generation Blues artist Taryn Donath to the 2013 Musical Lineup. Taryn is scheduled to perform on Saturday May 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm on The Bourbon Stage.
Based in Southern California Taryn Donath is an accomplished pianist, singer, song writer and performer with over 19 years of professional performances. Known for her commanding voice, her “unwavering left hand, a right hand that weaves in and out effortlessly and a backbeat as solid as a rock” Taryn plays anything and everything from soul jazz and jump-swing to Next Generation Blues. Expect the unexpected with this old musical soul as she brings you on a different musical adventure with each performance while effortlessly delivering skills seemingly beyond her years.
Stay tuned here for more Gator By The Bay Musical lineup updates and festival news
We are pleased to announce the return of Susanna and the Troublemakers to Gator By The Bay 2013. Susanna and the Troublemakers are scheduled to perform on May 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm on The Festival Stage.
Country and Blues singer, writer, entertainer and veteran Gator By The Bay performer Susanna Kurner captivates her audiences with her powerful and expressive voice. Her classic, vintage style gives her an air of timelessness that engages and enthralls. Together with her amazing band of “Troublemakers”, including stellar guitarist Adrian Demain, she creates a throwback coolness of music that keeps people fully engaged and will have all music lovers alike spelling ‘trouble’… S-U-S-A-N-N-A by the time she sings her last song.
Stay tuned here for all Gator news and don’t forget to check daily on our Gator By The Bay’s 2013 Musical Schedule!
Hold on tight…it’s going to be a roller coaster of excitement with the addition of Americana band, Bad Penny and the Pistols to the Gator By The Bay 2013 musical lineup! Bad Penny and the Pistols are scheduled to perform May 12, 2013 at 11am on the Bourbon St. Stage.
If you haven’t experienced Bad Penny and the Pistols this is an absolute must-see performance. Americana with attitude is exactly what you can expect from Blues veteran Dawn Nier, vocalists Cala Page, upright bassist and vocalist Jodie Hill, guitarist Tyler TenBrock and banjoist Jason Weiss. As described in their online biography Bad Penny and the Pistols are: “…are a little too country for the city and a little too city for the country, but know how to stir up a ruckas!”….making them a perfect ruckas for Gator By The Bay 2013.
For more musical lineup additions and up-to-the-minute event information please visit our website and social pages for all your Gator news!