Gear Daddies

Gear Daddies from Austin, Minnesota featuring members Randy Broughten (electric and steel guitar), Nick Ciola (bass), Billy Dankert (drums and vocals), and Martin Zellar (guitar and vocals). Their most mainstream success was when they played Late Night with David Letterman in 1991. Ciola and Dankert did not play on the show because many bands simply sat in with Paul Shaffer and The World’s Most Dangerous Band when playing the show. Zellar had this to say of the experience: “I was so nervous, and it happened so quick. I couldn’t tell you what the hell happened. I got done, and I was walking back and said to Randy (Broughton), ‘Did I sing all the words? Did I do that?’ When I watched it that night in the hotel room ( the Omni in New York), I had no recollection of having lived it.”

“The fans, the fans, the fans, ” says Mike Butterworth when asked what has kept his band going a remarkable 10 plus years. “The fans…and a lot of coffee, ” adds Jason Walsmith. Certainly, it has not been easy, but The Nadas have carved a thriving career out of their college pastime, consistently filling clubs across the country and selling more than 50,000 albums through their own Authentic Records.

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