Our Story

Jim Trace and the Makers started in the summer of 2014 with four friends in Jim Trace's Garage in Cincinnati, Ohio.

What started as nothing more than a bourbon soaked jam session with four rag tag friends has evolved into a six-piece hardrockin' force in the Midwest.  In 2015 they released their debut album "A Little Hazy" and are in the process of recording and writing their untitled followup. 

Austin Reid

Banjo/Lead Vocals

Austin Reid

Banjo/Lead Vocals

Brendan O'Brien

Percussion

Brendan O'Brien

Percussion

Mark Szwejkowski

Guitar/Vocals

Mark Szwejkowski

Guitar/Vocals

Anthony Igel

Bass

Anthony Igel

Bass

Payne Rankin

Mandolin

Payne Rankin

Mandolin

Vanessa Gut


Violin

Vanessa Gut

Violin