|Origin||Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.|
|Labels||Authentic Records (US)|
|Members||Mike Butterworth - Vocals, Guitar
Jason Walsmith - Vocals, Guitar
Brian Duffey - Bass, Trumpet
Brandon Stone - Drums
|Past members||Tony Bohnenkamp
The Nadas are a rock/folk quintet based out of Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in 1995 in Ames, Iowa, the band earned early success on the local college scene, eventually becoming the "house" band for People's Bar and Grill. Their initial success resulted in the first of seven albums, titled, "Not A Sound,"—a phonetic allusion to the band's unique name. Following the success of "Not A Sound," the band members embarked on the first of what would become regular tours, traveling throughout the country and performing at a variety of venues. The band was called "The Best College Band You've Never Heard Of" by Playboy Magazine in 2001.
The Nadas' music is featured on the local arts-and-crafts show Courage to Create, airing on KDSM-TV Sunday mornings. "Carve Your Name" from the Coming Home CD is the show's theme song. The title song from Listen Through the Static, written about small community radio station KDNK-FM in Carbondale, CO, was featured on the December 2005 MacAddict CD-ROM. Their "Walk Away" is sung at the end of a competition on Speed Channel's Pinks, after the winner has been determined.
April 2008 found the band's newly released track "Good Night Girl," featured on Paste Magazine's 41st Sample CD.
The Nadas song "Feel Like Home" is the community anthem for the Des Moines, Iowa "Do More" campaign.
The band's most recent album, "Almanac," found the band releasing a new song each month throughout 2009 as a musical snapshot of that year.
- Not a Sound (1995, Nomad Records)
- New Start (1997, Nomad Records)
- Coming Home (2000, Authentic Records)
- Transceiver (2003, Authentic Records)
- Listen Through the Static (2005, Authentic Records)
- The Ghosts Inside These Halls (2008, Authentic Records)
- Almanac (2010, Authentic Records)
- Biography, Allmusic.com
- Katie Vaughan, Nadas Grow Beyond College Band Status. Quad City Times, March 1, 2007. Accessed July 3, 2007.
- Playboy Magazine, September 4, 2001.
- Jeremy Buckley, Authentic Recording. Omaha City Weekly. Accessed July 3, 2007.