Steve Grace kicked off the Eyre Peninsula leg of his ‘Nullabor to Nashville’ tour in Minnipa late last month.
A regular visitor to the Eyre Peninsula, Mr Grace dropped in again on the Family Life Minnipa congregation to join in with the service, enjoy a spectacular lunch and then entertain the audience with some of the songs from his latest Nullabor to Nashville album.
Mr Grace said he relished visiting small country towns and that he also called in on a number of the Aboriginal settlements further to the west whenever he was in the area.
Through his music, he said he liked to encourage communities, in particular the young people in those communities, to take pride in where they lived.
Mr Grace said he was happy to involve children of all ages in the process of writing songs and encouraged them to include some of the unusual town or road names in the area to really make it local.
Accompanied by wife Kerry, who manages the sound systems, Mr Grace’s warm nature coupled with his extremely talented musical ability soon had people singing along to old favourites and even having a dance or two near the stage.
Mr Grace followed up his Minnipa concert with further Eyre Peninsula performances at Cummins, Port Lincoln, Streaky Bay and Cleve this past week, before moving to other parts of South Australia.