The Nace Brothers W/ Wayne Sharp & The Sharpshooter Band

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Skipper's Smokehouse says
SUN JUN 28

The Nace Brothers (BLUES/ROCK) 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. Starting their 32nd year as a touring group the Nace Brothers are poised for a larger audience. Brilliant songwriting, expressive vocals, soaring guitar and a rock solid rhythm section combine for entertainment at its best.

w/ Wayne Sharp & the Sharpshooter Band (BLUES) Wayne got the call to join Michael Burks at Alligator Records, putting a promising solo career on hold and never looking back until Burks’ untimely passing in 2012. He began with Michael Burks in 2000 and played over 2500 shows with him from Mississippi to Minsk. During Wayne's career with Michael Burks, they received 14 Blues Music Awards nominations on a total of 4 CDs for Alligator Records. They won two awards in 2013; Blues Album of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album. "Playing with Michael was really an incredible ride”....”Our music took me where every player wants to go”....”Michael never told me what to play or ever said what not to play....it don't get any better than that”. During his tenure with Burks, he represented the United States in Rudalstadt, Germany’s “Magic Keys” World Festival playing Hammond B3 organ. He also appears on the debut and second CD released by Marqise Knox on APO Records. The second release, Here I AM, placed in the top ten songs on the B.B. King Radio Show. Wayne's playing Hammond B3, Key B duo, and piano. His powerful poignant maturing soul-drenched vocals leave audiences wanting for more. He was born on the Louisiana bayous, south of New Orleans, in the small town of Houma. His love of music starts with his mother, Gardeline “Meno”. "She had an incredible ear and could play anything that she heard or imagined." It was an older sister, Dianna, who first put his hands on the keys. He grew up listening to the grooves and melodies that were coming out of New Orleans, a great melting pot of styles in the Creole tradition. Currently, residing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, he continues writing, collaborating, arranging, touring, and keeping the BLUES alive!

5PM $7/10
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