Peter Pace grew up in Stockton, California. After graduating from San Jose State University he moved to Marin County, working with emotionally disturbed adolescents. On his "off" days, he played guitar and sang in a local cover band. When some key members of the band moved to Redding, he was soon to follow. He and his wife Susan became parents in 1982 and a few years later added boy and twin girls to their family.
Peter went back to school and earned his teaching credential. Susan also returned to school and became a registered nurse. Both are now retired after 25 years. Although music took a backseat during the child raising years Peter recommitted to music around 10 years ago. Through his involvement with the Jefferson Blues Society, he met fellow musician and JPR host Derral Campbell. Derral encouraged him to become a substitute host for his Late Night Blues show.