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Justin "Boots" Gates

Justin "Boots" Gates

Blues Rockford, IL  US
It Ain't Right
It Ain't Right
Bring Me My Shotgun (LIVE)
Bring Me My Shotgun (LIVE)
Young Man Blues
Young Man Blues
Bright Lights, Big City
Bright Lights, Big City
Crossroads Blues (LIVE)
Crossroads Blues (LIVE)


Young Man Blues


  • Sat

    Oct 10

    Rockford, IL, US | 2:30pm

    Camp Winnebago's Family Fall Festival! Join us every Saturday and Sunday in October for this NEW family event. We will feature numerous family activities including a Trick or Treat Village! Children can Trick or Treat and meet some classic and friendly Halloween characters. Hear stories about their past, take pictures, and of course, get candy! We will also be featuring a Family Corn Maze, Live Music, Pumpkin Patch, Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Food Vendors, Numerous Camp Activities, Special Events, and much more!



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  • ALYSON (Artist)
  • Thomas Keller (Fan)
    Thomas Keller
    A friend of mine told me to check you out... I like your stuff. You should come up to Madison some time and play at the Knuckle Down. They have a Jam there every Thursday.
  • Carol Sismone (Fan)
    Carol Sismone
    You really killed it in Beloit last night! We always enjoy watching you play. Keep up the good work!
  • DaddyBlue (Fan)
    Saw you were nominated for best new act on the RAMI page.... Good Luck! I thought you would be in the BLUES category.
  • MAN-O-WHAR (Fan)
    You ROCK dude... Are you sure your not an old black man inside of a white kid suit?
  • The Rockford Prophet (Artist)
    The Rockford Prophet
    I Seen This Man Play At The Rami Awards And He Got Down.


  • Sitting in with Dave Fields  (SEPT 2015)
  • Traveling Box Artwork
  • Youth Panel from "Tricks of the Trade" with Rick Nielson from Cheap Trick. (Jan 2015)


Bio: Justin “Boots” Gates is a 15 year old blues guitar and harmonica player, and recent winner of the 2014 RAMI Youth Charity Jam. He started playing the blues when he was 8, and since then he's had the opportunity to play with some of the best musicians the blues has to offer. Justin can be seen per...See Full Bio

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Recent Blogs

Truly Humbled...
Apr 10, 2014

I entered the 2014 Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) Youth Competition with no... [more]

Representing The Blues...
Feb 24, 2014

It's official - I'm representing the blues in the RAMI (Rockford Area Music Indu... [more]

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