WE ROCK THE 50s-60s-70s-80s

IF YOU WANT BLUES INSTEAD OF ROCK, CHECK OUT OUR SISTER BAND--THE RAY REED & GATOR BLUES REVIEW. "Ray Reed & Gator blues band is really a treat. From Jimmy Reed and Freddie King to Ray Charles and the Wilson Pickett, they play it all with authenticity and the spontaneous feel of real South Texas Blues. Doesn't matter if it's the full band or the two of them on acoustics, if you like blues, here is the real deal." Carrie Rehorn, Fort Worth Star Telegram 

Gator & George Thorogood

Vocals and slide guitar master

At a casino gig with George. We had a great time that weekend. The Destroyers still rock big-time!

Gator & Buddy Guy


Not only one of the greatest guitarists in history, Buddy is also one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet. He's Chicago thru-and-thru, but he loves Texas blues and rock and honored me by saying, "Gator you're another one of those Texas blues guitar slingers--- it must be in the water down there."

Gator & Pinetop Perkins


A great night with the man himself. The Grammy for best blues or jazz piano is now called "the Pinetop Perkins Award." The last time I was with Pine, we had a great night and, sadly, a year later he passed before I could visit with him again. Such an immense talent and such a sweetheart."

Gator & Jimmie Vaughan


From my days in Austin, thru my casino years and now back in Texas, Jimmie has been one constant. Amazing true blues artist, superb band leader, and super good guy full of humility. If you don't know how good he is, he's the guy that Clapton chose to play at his wedding party in London a few years ago.

Gator & the All-Stars are an American band, based in Texas, whose roots run deep from rock, blues, jazz, country, and Americana. Gator's bands music has been used in 3 Hollywood movies and was the featured band at the international Juneteenth celebration which was broadcast to 42 countries live with Ms. Opal Lee and the US President.

But their real strength is their live events from bars to festivals to concerts to weddings. They feed off the fun of the crowd and it makes their events "real" and fresh every time. You never hear the same song the same way.

Steve Edwards on keys, Terry Strange on horns, Rockin' Rich Kay on bass, Carol Rose on vocals and Charlie Anchondo on drums add to Gator's guitar and vocals. And they are all multi-instrumentalists, so you might hear a different twist on a familiar song. Together they give you a tour down the greatest rock songs of the 20th century plus a little blues and country thrown in when requested.

Add Ray Reed, Killer Bug Morris and Alice Faye and you have the Ray Reed & Gator blues review show. Rock? Blues?  We got 'em both!
  • Dallas, Texas, United States

All Band members live in the DFW metroplex. We play just about anywhere and everywhere.

May 2,9,16,23, & 30 Brock's Jam May 28 - Fisherman's Corner June 3 Rockin S on Lake Granbury Gator& the All-Stars June 9 Gator/All StarsFisherman's Corner June 10 - Ray Reed /Blue Bayou Ft. Worth July 1 - Fisherman's Corner- Gator/All Stars July 8 Rockin S July 11 – Brock’s Food & Drink July 15 private party July 18 – Brock’s Food & Drink July 25 – Brock’s Aug. 1,8,15,21,29 – Brock’s Sept. 4 Labor Day Street Dance  Sept 5,12,19,26 Brock’s

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Sept. 16 Granbury Blues Festival Ray Reed & Gator, TuTu Jones, Larry Lampkin & more Oct. 3,10,17,24,31 Brocks Oct. 27 -Rockin S on Lake Granbury Oct. 14 -- Rockin Blues Festival -Warren's Backyard Ray Reed & Gator Band Nov. 10 Pecan Plantation-Blues Night Nov. 7,14, 21 & 28 Live Granbury Jam at Brocks

  • Date: 12/5/2023 11:53 AM

Videos - this is a sample of the many types of music we play. We match the music to the client's request.

Bang a Gong

She Stole My Heart

Neil's Remorse

Thousand Miles from Nowhere

Good Old Texas Night

Foolin' Urself Again


Old Man

Great Balls of Fire

My Babe has Cadillac Taste

Can't Believe I told you Goodbye


No. 1 in North Texas

ReverbNation Rating Agency (2.9 million subscribers) Gator & the All-Stars rated #1 for Rock in North Texas (2023 ratings)

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Single Hits

#1 most played song on ReverbNation for 12 weeks US - She Stole My Heart (Aug.12-Sept. 29) Top 10 Song Internationally 2 weeks She Stole My Heart (9-15 thru 10-31)

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Gator & the All-Stars Two singles #4 in France and #5 in Germany

“From Gator & the All-Stars, She Stole My Heart, is currently playing worldwide on Radio, TV, Satellite, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and many more. It is a top 10 internationally. And now, their song Foolin Urself Again has broken into the top 10." --Nov. 2023 INTERNATIONAL INDIE RADIO CHARTS

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