Formed in Ames, IA in 1995 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Butterworth and Jason Walsmith, indie rock outfit the Nadasâ€™ clever, rootsy, melodic folk-rock began as a collegiate extracurricular activity before spreading into the heartland and eventually across the country. The band released two records for the Nomad label in the late '90s (Not a Sound  and New Start ) before signing with Des Moines-based independent label Authentic Records for 2000's Coming Home. Playboy Magazine called them the "Best College Band You've Never Heard Ofâ€� the following year, and subsequent Authentic releases like Transceiver (2003), Listen Through the Static (2005), and the Ghosts Inside These Halls (2007), as well as a steady stream of shows, helped to further eradicate the â€œYouâ€™ve Never Heard Ofâ€� portion of the quote. In 2010, the group, which by this time included bassist Jon Locker, drummer Jason Smith, and violinist/keyboard player Becca Smith, released its seventh full-length album, Almanac. ~ James Christopher MongerPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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