David Nance is a “Rock” musician.
A Grand Island Nebraska native who now calls Omaha home. Nance began his musical career at a young age as a hired gun for a local rock group and only a few years later was a jaded garage rock turkey. Life went on. Jobs were worked. Bruises healed.
Years later, music started flowing again. The river was going full blast. With a voice honed through countless MidWest bum PA’s and a LOVE/HATE guitar that sounds equal parts Alec Bathgate and Neil Young, Nance began recording his own music with no intentions of any of it being heard by anyone outside of close friends. Meanwhile Nance put in time serving others muses, including Simon Joyner, WCKR SPGT and The Renderers. Attention built at a slow, but steady, pace and some how lead to Nance releasing 4 full length albums over the past 6 years (not to mention numerous other releases including tapes, singles, CD-R’s and full cover albums of the Stones and Lou Reed etc. etc.)
Visceral and unhinged, poetic and idiotic, Nance’s work is built upon contradiction. Semi-master of the midwest raga and full blown expert of the avant-bar…rock. His sound is like a volcano hole- allowing necessary eruptions that can either fossilize time or destroy the whole foundation of whatever is happening at that moment. Entertainment in it’s purest sense.
Since the release of Nance’s second full length, More Than Enough (Ba Da Bing! Records), touring as been a steady constant. Putting in shows all over the US and the EU. This is in no small part due to critical acclaim from VICE, NPR, DUSTED magazine among many others. He loves the life music gives him, warts and all.
“Possibly the best songwriter in the United States that nobody outside DIY tape collectors and his friends has heard.” – NOISEY