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The Nomads & Friends

The Nomads consisted of members: Bruce Evans, lead guitarist and lead singer; Gerry Martin, bass player and vocalist; Mike Badgett, drums; Gary Beason, organist, guitar player and vocalist; Larry Deatherage, guitarist and vocalist. Gary Beason was later replaced by Mike Beason ( his younger brother ) after Gary went into the Armed Services. Mike Beason was a guitarist and vocalist who later taught himself to play various instruments such as the harmonica, the drums, the slide guitar, the piano and organ and the violin and fiddle. We played at various dance venues and some Battle of The Bands finishing 2nd in the North Carolina State Battle of The Bands. We also played at a number of outdoor concerts and drew crowds of from 350 people to 3000 people. We put out a number of original recordings one of which was released on a national label. One of our songs "Thoughts Of A Madman" has been covered by The Philistines located in Australia and by The Green Telescope in The Netherlands. Our songs were released on a Crypt Records album in 1982 I think and also on various compilation CDs. On the suggestion of a person from Italy I decided to release a CDR of our original songs ( some with The Nomads and some with Nomads members with other groups ). Bruce Evans died of Cancer recently and his family and I are glad to have the songs on CD Baby where everyone who wants to can listen to them and download them if they want to. The song "Thoughts Of A Madman" is considered by many "garage music" enthusiastics to be one of the better "garage" songs ever to be recorded. Originals are hard to come by because the people who have them do not want to part with them. There is an interview about the band in the archive section at www.60's garage I hope many people will enjoy the music and also keep Bruces family in their prayers. This is just some additional information---the song Thoughts Of A Madman was also covered by a group named The Outtatime located in New York sometime in the 80's.