David Nance is an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Grand Island, Nebraska.
Nance was born in Grand Island and lived there as a child before moving to Omaha, where he gigged locally as a singer-songwriter. He played live and self-produced and released lo-fi demo recordings which brought him local attention; some of these were whole-album covers of records such as Berlin by Lou Reed, Goats Head Soup by the Rolling Stones, and Beatles For Sale. In 2013 he relocated to Los Angeles where he recorded three albums' worth of material, all of which he scrapped, describing them as "failed attempts". In 2016, his album More than Enough was picked up for distribution by Ba Da Bing Records. He followed in 2017 with a second release for Ba Da Bing, Negative Boogie, and toured the United States after it was issued in July of that year. Despite having been recorded formally in a studio, the album retained the lo-fi styling of Nance's earlier work.
- Exploring the Ragged and Raw Rock’n’ Roll of Nebraska Songwriter David Nance. Vice, July 2, 2016.
- Biography, Allmusic
- Everybody Is Freaking Out To David Nance's New Dance Move, The 'Negative Boogie'. NPR, May 18, 2017.
- Omaha rocker David Nance finally hits a real studio—and thankfully fails to clean up his act. Chicago Reader, July 27, 2017.