The Nace Brothers

The Nace Brothers

Date and Time

Thursday, August 8

  • First Performance (Aug 8): 4:00 pm
  • Second Performance (Aug 8): 6:00 pm

Led by brothers David and Jimmy the Nace Brothers are a model of artistic integrity, stability and professionalism. Equally at ease in a number of musical styles they’ve built a loyal fan base on their ability to engage and entertain audiences taking them on a journey through rich musical heritage.

As seasoned professionals they’ve earned the respect of promoters, club owners, producers and peers for their dedication to their craft, easy going confidence and their refreshing lack of pretense. A testimony to their dedication is the simple fact of high quality performances and musicianship for 40 years, in what has been deemed, A Lifelong Road Trip.

In 1993 the title track “Club 15” was also on the compilation c.d. “Margaritaville Cafe – Late Night Menu” on MCA Records featuring Jimmy Buffett and various other artists.

Fourth generation performers their musical heritage began in the latter part of the 19th century with their great-great grandfather the classically trained violinist Valandingham Nace. The legacy continued in the 1920’s and 30’s with their grandfather Percy a multi-instrumentalist and square dance caller. By the late 40’s their father was playing box suppers and square dances.

Johnny Nace progressed from playing rural dances to leading the house bands on the regional radio and television programs “Hillbilly Jamboree” and “Circle Six Ranch”. He recorded rockabilly in the late 50’s before finding his musical home during the golden age of honky-tonk. An astute songwriter he led a top notch band to regional success with songs like “Sing me the blues” and “Blue Notes”. Their 1997 release “Roots of Steel” is a tribute to their father and the lessons he taught them.

In their 42nd year as a touring group the Nace Brothers are well versed professionals. Brilliant songwriting, expressive vocals, soaring guitar and a rock solid rhythm section combine for musical entertainment at its best.