James Pace Band is a guitar-driven rock n’ roll act with shots of blues, funk, and soul that was born in the burgeoning Asbury Park music scene in the early 1990s where they were the Sunday-House-Band at the famed Stone Pony, having performed with blues legends such as Jeff Healey and many others on the circuit.
Relocating to the Philadelphia area led to working with two-time Grammy-winning L.A. producer and engineer, Ted Greenberg, who played drums, engineered, funded and produced the James Pace Band debut EP, Kings of Groove. The James Pace Band has a sound that has been described as a “Hendrix-inspired groove from the 1970’s Band of Gypsies era”. The James Pace Band has toured or shared a stage with Jeff Healey, Los Lonely Boys, Chris Duarte, Savoy Brown, JD Simo, Philip Sayce, Anna Popovic, King’s X, Toots & the Maytals.
Later this year the band drops a new LP, “The Sierra Madre Sessions” with the album’s lead single “Touch the Sky” having been released this past May, featuring James Pace on guitar and vocals, Slash’s Snakepit bassist Johnny Griparic, Walter Trout Band/Edgar Winter drummer Michael Leasure, and Peggy Blu (Bob Dylan) on backup vocals.