Nashville’s Waker used to be known as Koa, but they felt like they needed to rebrand because the world wide web was confusing them for KOA Campgrounds. They also replaced a drummer (Dave Czuba is the new drummer) and added a keyboardist, David Crutcher.
The origins of the band can be traced to lead singer Chase Bader and guitarist Conor Kelly meeting in fifth grade in Denver, but Bader calls Birmingham home. Before finishing high school, Bader’s family relocated to Birmingham for a job, and he graduated from John Carroll High School. Continue reading