Effingham’s own Julian and Ethan Pace will perform tonight at Baibry’s Coffee and Café in Rincon and Saturday will feature Threadbare, playing a unique blend of indy-rock music with a touch of comedy. Baibry’s is one of only two venues in the county that features live music.
Lindsey Hazlett, entertainment coordinator for Baibry’s, said they have been trying to provide live acoustic music and are always on the lookout for new performers.
“We really don’t have anything like this here,” she said, “so I try to get people to come and play so you don’t have to go so far to hear live entertainment.”
Hazlett said they would love to be able to offer performances every week.
The brothers performed earlier this month for Savannah’s First Friday for Folk Music and last fall at the Effingham County Fair. Julian even won last year’s Youth Songwriting Competition at the Savannah Folk Music Festival.
The Pace brothers are from Clyo. The brothers play guitar and fiddle and sing songs that range from country to folk to popular songs. They attend Armstrong Atlantic State University and are active members of their church college and career class at Rincon Baptist Temple where Julian leads the Sunday Evening music service.
Both play for church services and sing in the choir. The Pace Brothers have been playing together ever since Julian began guitar lessons and Ethan began learning to play the violin, later “fiddle” under nationally recognized Eddie Hoover.
The brothers began to realize that a distinct sound was developing and that they enjoyed playing together so they decided to try their luck on the local coffee house scene. The results have been tremendous with Julian’s vocal talents being compared to James Taylor and Ethan’s fiddle playing being noted of exceptional quality.
The twosome has since played at numerous festivals, benefits, county fairs, coffee houses, churches, weddings and other private events in the U.S. and Canada. They played their first gig “across the pond,” in Smolensk, Russia last summer. Their first CD, “In the Beginning,” was released in the fall of 2008.
Baibry’s is located in Goshen Commercial Park. The Friday performance is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday is 7-9 p.m. Call 826-5474 for more information.