Gator Nation and Motordude Zydeco – Mardi Gras Dance Party at Redwood Cafe

Gator Nation

Tue, February 25, 2020, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Gator Nation, formerly known as Gator Beat, the West Coast’s premiere Cajun, Zydeco, and
New Orleans R&B band, is a hand-clapping, foot-stomping, high energy concert and dance band.
With the same survival instinct as its namesake, Gator Nation continues to adapt itself to its
audiences, always with something fresh yet true to its calling. That calling is to represent the
music of South Louisiana in all its forms, Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans style. They have the
talent and diversity to do so, to express the nuances that define the genres. The result is a
remarkable show with so much variety and depth that at the end of the show, the Gator Nation
Band leaves you happy and hollerin’ “the BEAT goes on!”

Visit the band at:

Since it’s inception in 1989, Motordude Zydeco continues to play the music of the Creole and Cajun peoples of Southwest Louisiana. They are well loved by a vibrant Zydeco dance community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring piano and button accordions, rubboard, guitar, bass, drums and vocals in French and English. They have wide variety of styles including hot 2 steps, rhythm and blues, waltzes, soulful ballads, jump blues and traditional Cajun songs.
MDZ plays many local venues and has traveled as far and wide as England, Scotland, Florida, Washington, Oregon and Southern California.

Band Members:
Lloyd Meadows rubboard vocals
Billy Wilson accordions
Willy Jordan drums vocals
Dennis Calloway bass
Ian Lamson guitar

These musicians have worked with noted artists as:
John Lee Hooker
Elvin Bishop
Queen Ida
California Cajun Orchestra

Visit the band at:

Redwood Cafe

8240 Old Redwood Hwy

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