By Stan Koron
On April 18 and 19,
the Nace Brothers make an appearance at Blayney’s in
The Nace Brothers Band first played together on
For the Nace Brothers Band, music has been and always will be a way of life.
What sets the Nace Brothers Band apart from so many other bands on the road today?
But what sets The Nace Brothers
apart from so many other bands on the road today? It's the soulful, aggressive
vocal style of leader David Nace. Brother Jimmy also
shares the spotlight, with a guitar that flows with the same soulful emotion.
For these reasons and others, the band has found itself catapulted into
national status -- all the way from their Warrensburg,
Rich in musical heritage, Dave and Jim have found themselves following in the footsteps of their father, Johnny Nace.
Johnny took Kansas City by storm in 1968 when he charted two regional hits -- Blue Notes and Midnight Train, selling over 40,000 copies each. That success landed him on tour with Carl Perkins, Buck Owens, Ernest Tubb… and the list goes on.
But Dave and Jim's musical roots go even deeper. Their grandfather, Percy, was a real bluegrass fiddler and guitar player. And their great-grandfather, Valandingham Nace, was a classically trained violinist.
The band's bassist and violinist, Tim Williams, is also
He played his first rock-n-roll gig in eighth grade, and
who should be on drums but David Nace! Tim grew up
playing music with his father, Dr. Hugh Williams, a respected music professor
Also a graduate of CMSU, Tim brings versatility to the band. By switching from bass to violin, he allows the band to revert back to their roots and play an authentic acoustic set during performances.
In 1996 the band added key boardist T.J. Erhardt from
Make sure to get out and check out these groups-and continue supporting live music!