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July 19-21, 2012 - Pre Jam July 18 - Walker, MN


Gear Daddies

BAND MEMBERS

Martin Zellar
Guitar & Vocals

Nick Ciola
Bass

Randy Broughten
Electric & Steel Guitar

Billy Dankert
Drums & Vocals

WEBSITE

Gear Daddies - My Space

FAVORITES

1988 Boys Will Be Boys (full song)
1988 Cut Me Off (full song)
1988 Stupid Boy (full song)
1988 Statue of Jesus (full song)
1988 Strength (full song)
1990 Zamboni (full song)
1990 Wear Your Crown (full song)
1990 Time Heals (full song)
1990 Color of Her Eyes (full song)
1992 Dream Vacation (full song)
1992 Little Red Corvette
1992 My Maria

Gear Daddies - 2008

The Gear Daddies is a band from Austin, Minnesota that enjoyed regional success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Its members were 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 band broke up in 1992 but has since performed reunion concerts. In an interview on Minnesota Public Radio on February 10, 2005 Martin Zellar said that he hoped the Gear Daddies will regroup for a concert in the near future. Most recently, the band appeared at the Minnesota State Fair in August, 2006 along with another popular late 80s/early 90s band from neighboring Wisconsin, the BoDeans.

"Zamboni" is their best-known song, having been featured in a few movies and played at various hockey games.

Singer Martin Zellar is currently active, playing shows in Minneapolis/St. Paul area, usually with his band the Hardways. Along with their own songs, the band plays some of the Gear Daddies songs as well. The Martin Zellar and the Hardways live album "Two Guitars, Drum and Bass" features the Gear Daddies' songs "Wear Your Crown", "She's Happy", "and "Drank So Much."


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Wednesday July 19

Pre Jam Party - Main Stage


The Wednesday Pre Jam Party
is free for everyone with a 3 day ticket!

Saloon Stage


BE PART OF THE SHOW! Dress up retro style to CELEBRATE these classic eras of rock with our main stage bands. Wigs, rock stars, hippies, makeup, bandanas or whatever you come up with to make the party a blast!

Thursday July 20

Main Stage


Saloon Stage


Lazy Moon Acoustic Stage


  •   8:15 PM  Basil
  •   6:15 PM  Timmy Haus
  •   4:00 PM  Ozzy Harris
  •   1:00 PM  Kelly Peterson
  • 11:00 AM  Kelly Cordes

Friday July 21

Main Stage


Saloon Stage


Tiki Bar Stage


Lazy Moon Acoustic Stage


Saturday July 22

Main Stage


Saloon Stage


Tiki Bar Stage


Lazy Moon Acoustic Stage



Friday at 10:15  Tribute to Bill Bieloh
Saturday at 8:15  Tribute to the Troops
Details coming soon for the Harvest Moon Beer & Wine Tasting, Traveling Art Pub, Beer Pong Tournament and More!

*Schedule and lineup are subject to change without notice.