In October of 2011, a band sprung from the cornfields and back roads of a small Iowa town. Ira Grace and the Bible Belt Prophets (consisting of Marc Bailey and Sara Williams) were formed. An up and coming acoustic duo, Ira Grace & the BBP is a band born of friendship and a mutual love of creating music. Having known each other since their early teens, Marc and Sara had no idea that by their twenties, they would be booking over 60 gigs and cutting an album in less than a year.
From bars, to the Iowa State Fair, and eventually to their two independent CD releases, Marc and Sara feverishly sought out to make new music and share it with whoever would listen. Their soul-filled harmonies, poignant lyrics, and exquisite yet powerful balance of guitar picking is the foundation on which Marc and Sara deliver their original music. The on-stage energy created between them while performing is comfortable and contagious. From dark back alley bars, festivals, fairs, and private parties, Marc and Sara remain busy sharing their love of music in its most raw form.
2016 proves to be yet another year of growth for Ira Grace, thanks to a 6-track EP being released on Nova Labs Records, an ever expanding set list and an increased fever for sharing their live music.