Adam Nero and Thomas Hentges have traveled similar paths during their careers in music. Both played in hardcore bands before finding was to explore their creativity through Americana and roots music. Nero, a classically trained guitarist, was a fan of Chet Atkins, Townes Van Zandt and Mississippi John Hurt while his father was also introducing him to John Prine and old bluegrass music. His band is Expatriate. Their tight, expressive songs will have you tapping your foot. Expatriate opened for Burlap Wolf King on April 5, 2014 at Dakota State University in Madison.