About North Of Mason-Dixon (NOMaD)
Dec. 2014 NOMaD is chosen as the Fiat USA BandPrix winner for the Country Genre. Grand Prize consisting of a sizable monetary prize, a Reverbnation Pro Pack, and a live Google hangout sponsored and promoted by Fiat.
Oct. 2013, NOMaD is voted and selected as the winners of the Buffalo Trace Bourbon "Battle of the Bands" beating out 400+ other artists across the nations by fan vote taking home a sizable monetary prize and future endeavors working with Buffalo Trace Bourbon.
In 2013, NOMaD partnered with Fireball Whisky, D'Addario Strings, Planet Waves, Evans Drumheads, and Sabian Cymbols.
Oct. 2012, NOMaD is voted and selected as the National Mello Yello "One Track Find" Competition Grand Prize winners after a four month, five phase online competition, composed of two voting phases, two judging phases, and one video shoot phase that ended up being used in the final voting phase of the five finalists. The Grand Prize consisted of sizable monetary prize and future use of their music for Mello Yello products.
Selected to showcase at their first Dewey Beach Music Festival in Dewey Beach, DE in September 2012 where they also had the honor of being included on the Festival's compilation CD.
Chosen to perform in 2012 in Kosovo in support of our Armed Forces through a private organization (trip needed to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances overseas)
Continues to have great regional airplay support, some national, and considerable international airplay with release of their first single "American Boy" from their newest release, reaching as high as #2 on the UK ECMA charts and #3 on the Norway ECMA charts.
Released self-titled, independent, sophomore release in November 2011 to great success and fanfare at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington, PA.
Slowed touring schedule for the first quarter (only) of 2011 to complete work on their self titled second release, the followup to their much praised debut “Born And Raised”.
Signed to and completed seven month run (two renews) at the brand new “Main Stage” venue at Bally’s Atlantic City on New Year’s Eve 2010-2011 while continuing with their touring elsewhere.
Exclusive music in the 2009 IAFE Attendee Goodie Bag, the national Fairs & Festivals Conference held in Las Vegas.
Selected as Kenny Chesney's Next Big Star 2008 and opened for him on the main stage at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Regional airplay and webplay including the charting of all three singles from debut CD "Born and Raised" in the Mediabase top 100 from mid-2006 thru mid 2008.
Selected to perform at the CMA Music Festival in June 2008 & 2009. Has opened for or supported over 100 national artists including Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Leann Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith, Big & Rich, Craig Morgan, Little Big Town, George Jones, Joe Nichols, Neal McCoy, Van Zant, Gary Allan, Jimmy Wayne, Jake Owen, Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Rissi Palmer, David Allen Coe, The Lost Trailers, Lee Ann Womack, and many more.
Tours regularly throughout the year including regular trips to Nashville, and popular tourist destinations Ocean City, MD, Myrtle Beach, SC, Rehoboth Beach, DE, and others such as the Pocono's and regional fairs and festivals. Performances and relationships with major sports organizations incl. Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, University Of Pittsburgh, Wilkes-Barre Penguins, Steubenville Stampede, and more.
Works with many charitable organizations incl. Country Cares For Cops, Fallen Not Forgotten, Relay For Life, From Alex With Love, Rockin' Country Cares, Autism Speaks, and many private causes.
For more than a decade, North of Mason Dixon, aka NOMaD has been one of the region’s premier recording and live acts. This six-piece band mixes the best of modern and classic country with timeless classic rock in a high-energy show that always leaves audiences wanting more.
Over the course of their 10-plus-year history, NOMaD has supported hundreds of national acts, including Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Phil Vassar, etc. and was selected as Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star winner in 2008, resulting in an opening slot for the country superstar at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field. The band has also been a featured artist at several of the region’s biggest events, including Pittsburgh’s Dollar Bank Jamboree, Regatta, Light Up Night, First Night, and Pyrofest, and has worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and a wide range of charity organizations in the region. Their touring schedule also successfully navigates the fair, festival, casino, and corporate circuits, as well as larger clubs in the eastern and southeastern regions of the country.
NOMaD’s debut CD "Born and Raised" charted nationally with singles reaching #78 and #82 respectively, while their second self-titled release, produced a national and international charting single in "American Boy", which was also used in a national ad for Supercuts Radio. The song’s subsequent video won the national Mello Yello "One Track Find" competition, which garnered the band a significant monetary prize and was used in prominent online advertising. NOMaD also released an acoustic EP in 2013, as well as a four-song, digital Christmas EP in 2014. Currently, the band is in pre-production for their third full-length CD, which slated for release in 2016.
David August - Lead Vocals
George Elliott - Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Bobby Kunkel - Drums, Percussion, Background/Lead Vocals
Jason Pfeifer - Lead Guitars, Background Vocals
“Suitcase” Johnny Waclo - Rhythm Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Luke Zacherl- Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Background Vocals
For additional information, visit our official website at: www.northofmasondixon.com