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Walking Distance

by Thomas Pace

Songwriter's choice. Pace's solo debut resonates with a clear sound that leaves no detail unfinished. Part John Prine part Elvis Costello, all good.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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2. Get Away
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4. Life in One Day
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5. Reap What You Sow
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Thomas Pace just may be the best singer/songwriter you've never heard of, but if you love alt-country or have roots music in your veins you should take a listen. His rich stories and snapshots in time told through a distinctive and edgy voice are what separate Pace as a truly unique performer. Pace's style is intense and honest, stemming from the often aggressive arrangements to the profound lyrics - an Elvis Costello meets Wilco kind of groove and a taste fit for any eclectic palate.

For the last four years, Pace has put out nothing but first-rate music. Pace wrote the songs for Chicago pop-roots rock quartet Rusk's two highly-praised CDs, which have been featured on WXRT's "Local Anesthetic" with Richard Milne, including spots on the weekly
"Local Anesthetic Capsule," and multiple times on WBEZ's National Public Radio program "Eight Forty-Eight," produced in Chicago. Playing regularly at venues such as The Elbo Room, Martyr's and The Beat Kitchen, Pace and Rusk developed a steady following and a trail of admiration.

At the insistence of friends and fans who over the years had heard dozens upon dozens of arrows flown from Pace's quiver of personal material, Pace finally gave into their pressure and cut a solo CD, entitled "Walking Distance." Pace's latest effort still retains all of the rhyme and reason Pace brought to Rusk, but "Walking Distance" exposes another layer of creativity from this blue-eyed son. For "Walking Distance," Pace mixes hard-hitting pop and alt-country anthems with heartbreaking ballads, and demonstrates his on-going mastery of the songwriting craft.

"I think this record has an organic quality to it," says Pace with a customary don't take me too seriously smile, "It's like a collection of stories that I've heard told around the campfire and conversations that I've had on long drives . . . I tried to capture the mood of those times."

Pace's remarkable debut "Walking Distance" (soon to be released on Break-Neck-Speed-Records) boasts ten tracks woven together with such deliberate ease the CD as a whole takes on life that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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WOW, What A CD!!!
This guy has the ability to not only write really, really good lyrics, perfect hooks, and excellent melodies, but he also can package and arrange it all in a jaw-dropping set of great mixes that showcase the wonderful players that graced this CD.


A gifted songwriter who is appealing to anyone that simply likes music
Wow, what an excellent CD. The lyrics will make you laugh, think, and maybe even cry and the instrumentation is great. There is no question that it pays homage to early John Prine/Dylan, but modern Alt.Country and straight forward rock are the vehicles that drive the message home. I can't wait to hear more from him.

Freddy Saves the Day

This record represents the official road map for which every artist should follow. It dances with God and flirts with the devil in a harmony unheard of since the reckless days of rock and roll.

aksarben nut

This is the best record since Little Squalers' "Get corn, Eat corn." I can't imagine listening any other album while harvesting my wheat. Thank you 10 fold for creating an outstandingly honest record.