Originally from Austin, MN, the acclaimed Americana rock band, Gear Daddies have been playing together since 1986. Members Martin Zellar (electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals), Nick Ciola (bass), Randy Broughten (electric and pedal steel guitar) and James “Billy” Dankert (drums and vocals) returned to First Avenue to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the band’s record, “Billy’s Live Bait,” that brought national success.