The Nadas

Nitefall On The River Presents:

The Nadas

Tom Fuller Band

Sat, June 10, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Simon Estes Amphitheater

Des Moines, IA

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

The Nadas
The Nadas
Despite never having had a commercial hit in their 23 years, The Nadas have independently cultivated a career by relying on solid song writing, memorable lyrics, outstanding musicianship and a fiercely loyal fan base. The Nadas, Iowa’s signature alt-rock-country band, fronted by founding members Mike Butterworth (vocals, guitar) and Jason Walsmith (vocals, guitar) who have deftly handled co-lead and co-writing roles since forming in 1993, are superbly backed by Neil Stoffregen (keys), Brandon Stone (percussion) and Brian Duffey (horns and bass).

The Nadas are releasing ICYMI (In Case You Missed It), a greatest “hits” album featuring 20 fan favorites and one new track, via Authentic Records on March 4. “When we first started, we didn’t really have a goal. After we did it for a while we started realizing that maybe we were on to something” said Walsmith. The Nadas are still on to something as they release their 13thstudio album.

Rather than simply releasing an album of original versions in greatest hits packaging, the band opted to re-record and re-work the songs as they have evolved and are currently performed. Several of the songs on ICYMI do not regularly make the set list and were “new” for Stoffregen, Stone and Duffey, who all joined the band within the last four years. “As a fan turned band member, it’s an honor to be able to play on a greatest hits album” said Duffey. The choice to re-record was born out of a desire to leverage the addition of new musicians and necessity. Recently on Iowa Public Radio’s Live from Studio One, Walsmith acknowledged that on some of the early songs “…I still had my junior high choir boy voice. It hadn’t been beat up and soaked in whiskey and driven thousands of miles. We just wanted to do new versions of those old songs.”

And on ICYMI, that is exactly what you get. Re-worked songs rooted in the originals penned by Butterworth and Walsmith. They seamlessly weave covers into their originals and bring a live feel to a studio performance. Stone adds steady and nuanced percussion, while Duffey is able to reimagine the originals with the addition of trumpet and flugelhorn. And then there is Stoffregen and his veritable bag of tricks adding Hammond organ, piano, electric piano, mandolin, melodica, electric guitar, slide guitar and banjo-tar on the album.

For any listener, old or new, this album is a treat. Featuring classics like “Dancing Lucinda”, “River”, “Templeton Rye” and “Cry” alongside deeper cuts like “Life in a Bucket” and “Rock Star” and even a cover of Jackopierce’s “Vineyard”, which has become a staple at live shows.

All 21 tracks on ICYMI have been re-recorded, reimagined and reinvigorated. For a band that is pushing towards their silver anniversary they have perspective and in the liner notes of ICYMI, dedicate the album to their family, friends, fans, former bandmates, crew, staff, agents, publicists, managers and volunteers and thank those who have allowed them to make and play music for over 20 years. This is the kind of humble hat-tip you expect from a veteran band, who also don’t take themselves too seriously, poking a little fun at themselves by stating that they “…threw in one new song so you know we are still making new music.” That new song, “Born Bad” is the first new music since 2013’s Lovejoy Revival.
What’s next? The Nadas will play their usual summer festivals and regional shows and toss in a few house concerts a bit further from home. “As long as there are people who want to listen, we’ll keep making music” said Butterworth. ICYMI is a gift to the fans and a chance to reach those who may have missed it, the first time around.

ICYMI by The Nadas was released March 4, 2016 on Authentic Records and is available on iTunes.
Tom Fuller Band
Tom Fuller Band
Born and bred in Chicago, Tom Fuller’s music embodies the soul and creative energy of his

hometown’s rich musical heritage. Combining the melodic pop-rock sensibilities of Cheap

Trick and a will to evolve worthy of Wilco, Fuller’s love of classic English bands such as The

Hollies and the Rubber Soul and Revolver-era Beatles is also evident in his songs. Tom

Fuller is a top-notch singer-songwriter with an outstanding backing band that has rocked

around the world, from London to Amsterdam to Paris to Hamburg and beyond that has

resulted in a solid, loyal European and UK following and extensive radio play, besides his

success back in the USA.

Ever since Tom's brilliant mind turned to musical storytelling, Fuller has worked with hit

producer Rick Chudacoff, who over the last 13 years has helped create the Tom Fuller

Band’s unique, critically-acclaimed, rock-pop sound. Fuller released his debut album

"Chasing An Illusion" in 2005, and followed-up with his excellent sophomoric title 2008’s

"Abstract Man" and then the amazing 2011 effort entitled "Ask," of which the latter Tom

recorded with two of Paul McCartney's bandmates, Brian Ray and Abe Laboriel, Jr. In

2014, Fuller released "Freedom," which was about a life lived, built on a foundation of hard-
earned wisdom, heartbreak, addiction, love, loss and hope.

Tom Fuller received rave music industry and media recognition for his outstanding last

album, but also for his innovative themed graphic novel and accompanying, eleven-part

series of song videos. This "Freedom"song-based mini-movie, plus Tom Fuller Band live

performance videos, are now all currently available for your viewing and listening pleasure

on the Tom Fuller Band YouTube Channel. (www.youtube.com/user/tomfullerband)

Fuller’s forthcoming album, "Waterfall," due out in the Fall of 2017, was recorded in

Nashville, Tennessee, mixed at the historic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama., and

mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London, like his four previous albums.

Since its formation, Tom Fuller Band has traveled and played all over North America and

Europe. Tom and his troupe have rocked the stages of such iconic International venues as

the historic Troubadour and O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London and the world famous

Paradiso in Amsterdam, among many others. Stateside, Fuller has jammed his emotional

and moving tunes at many famous locations including various House of Blues main stages in

Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas and Houston, BB Kings in NYC, La Zona Rosa in Austin, and

First Avenue in Minneapolis, where Prince and many other legendary artists first became

famous, plus major festivals like Summerfest in Milwaukee. Tom Fuller and his band have

shared the stage with acclaimed acts like Little Feat, Ted Nugent, Blue Oyster Cult, Robin

Trower, Soul Asylum, Blues Traveler, Rusted Root and The Guess Who, among many

others.

2017 promises to be a watershed year for Tom Fuller. Besides the release of "Waterfall,"

this year also marks Tom Fuller being awarded the prestigious designation of Official Artist

Relations Partner from Taylor Guitars. Along with this new, well-deserved honor, 2017 is

sure to find Tom and the boys rockin' the world stages once again. Next up on the tour

routing, you are invited to watch Tom Fuller perform his magical, enjoyable and emotionally well-crafted tunes.
Venue Information:
Simon Estes Amphitheater
75 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA, 50309
http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/SimonEstes.aspx