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Wheelchair Getaway Drivers members have grown up, and so has their sound

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Wheelchair Getaway Drivers, from left, lead guitar Nate Coleman, drummer Thad Herdt, vocalist Michael “Weasel” Russell, keyboardist and backup vocalist Coda Turner and bassist Myles Long pose for a photo Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in west Cheyenne. Michael Cummo/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

It all started with a Goodwill find. We advise, however, that you don’t try what followed at home.

“We were really into shows like ‘Jackass’ and ‘Viva La Bam,’ skatepark life, because growing up here in Cheyenne, there was nothing else to do,” said guitarist and backup vocalist Nate Coleman. “We found a wheelchair at Goodwill and would do everything from dragging it behind a car with one of us in it to pushing each other into bushes in it.”

Niki Kottmann is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s features editor. She can be reached at or 307-633-3135. Follow her on Twitter at @niki_mariee.

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