Host for Songwriters Sound-Off @ HOB Chicago: Thomas Pace
In each of the past two years, Thomas Pace has managed to
release a CD that has received extraordinary acclaim from both
critics and from the public. This year, Pace is set on making it
three in a row with the release of his latest effort “Electrocaine.”
In 2003, Pace established himself as one of Chicago’s premier
songwriters when he released his solo debut “Walking Distance,”
widely considered one of the best debuts of the year. Energized
by its success, Pace immediately returned to the studio to begin
working on the follow-up.
The following year however, with the conscience of the nation
dominated by the presidential election, Pace interrupted his
work on the follow-up CD to record and support a politically
charged EP. The four-song “If You Want to be Heard, Speak Up!”
garnished critical acclaim nation-wide, and through it, Pace
gained recognition as a powerful voice for truth.
With the release of “Electrocaine,” Pace proves to be still
gaining momentum. This twelve-song endeavor into the hearts,
minds, and homes of Middle-America refuses to spare the listener
from the hard truths of who we are and where we come from.
“This record was written about the people we are and the
lives we lead when the door is closed and the blinds are shut,”
says Pace when asked to describe his new music. “It’s about hurt
and healing, and the difficulties of self-discovery that
everyone goes through in their own lives.”
As with his previous releases, Pace has enlisted the service
of some of the Mid-West’s top musicians to complete his vision.
Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams), Joe Daniels (Local H), Rob Ruccia
(From Zero) Brian Wilke (The Hoyle Brothers), Kinan Abou-afache
(Guitarras de Espana), Greg Nergaard, Chris Neville, and Bill
Denny have all made significant contributions to create the
unique, yet familiar sound that has become Pace’s signature.
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