Guitarist Bob Pace has entertained Midwest audiences for more than 40 years. He proudly led the Tuesday night house band at the legendary Blues On Grand for almost 20 years.
Bob has opened for Blues icons Jimmie Vaughan, Johnny Winter, John Mayall, Tab Benoit, Tower of Power, Delbert McClinton and countless others.
Additionally, he has jammed with Junior Wells, Eric Sardinas, Coco Montoya, Kenny Neal, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, and Sonny Rhodes, to name but a few.
He picked up his first guitar at 10 and was serious by 14. Bob recalls the “defining experience” of watching The Beatles and the screaming girls on The Ed Sullivan Show. That (the girls) sealed the deal: “I had to play guitar.”
He has played at the CIBS Winter Blues Festival; Blues Under the Trees; Bowlful of Blues; Living History Blues Festival; the Benefit for Katrina victims; Blues for the Homeless, and benefits for Birdland Flood Damage, and Blues for Baghdad.
Bob has been featured on the cover of The Iowan and Datebook, was inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Association’s Hall of Fame in 2009 and won the Solo/Duo Iowa Blues Challenge with IBHOF inductee Steve E. George in 2009.