Welcome to the Gator Beat website!
For 25 years Gator Beat has been a groovin’ Zydeco band based in Sonoma County, California. As of Jan. 1, 2014 the band will go by their new name, The Gator Nation. The change marks a transition in ownershhip and management as Carolyn Domingue AKA Ma Gator, widow of founder Richie Domingue, retires from the band. Willard Blackwell, the band leader, heads the Gator Nation Band with the same great music, same awesome musicians. The Beat Goes on!
Enjoy your time here, and don’t forget to check out our latest Quicktime video below. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can see it on you tube.