Alex Kates has toured all over the country from coast to coast before settling in Jamestown, NY some years ago. Having mainly played solo acoustically, as a singer-songwriter, Alex has put together a Rootsy-Blues-Laden band named Alex Kates Band. Billy Kates joins Alex on drums as a powerful driving force that infuses dance into rock. Dan "The Man" Shanahan brings decades of experienced harmonica playing that leaves the listener smiling. To round off and complete the sound Jason Shaner brings his jammy-jazzy bass playing to the table. Put all these guys together and you have Alex Kates Band from Jamestown, NY. Currently the band has shared the stage with The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Rusted Root, and is scheduled to perform in September 2014 on "The Stage" at Buffalo University with the Spin Doctors. If you like the blues, roots, and rock, and like to dance..then this just what the doctor ordered.