Stephan Nance
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Stephan Nance

Eugene, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2007

Eugene, Oregon, United States
Established on Jan, 2007
Solo Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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Song for Santa (Jingle Your Own Damn Bells!)  Single (2012)
A Troubled Piece of Fruit LP (2012)
A Piece of the Piece EP (2011)
Tricky to See EP (2008)



Stephan Nance (whose first name is pronounced like Steven but never, ever spelled like that) was born in Eugene, Oregon, but raised outside any municipality, in the unincorporated area of Santa Clara. Like his childhood home, Stephans songwriting resists annexation; he specializes in awkwardly charming vegan straight-edge queer alternative piano folk rock. His is not the voice of the majority, nor the voice of a generation... but it is a voice worth listening to. So shush.

Stephan's debut album A TROUBLED PIECE OF FRUIT was released on July 23rd, 2012 (also his birthday). To celebrate, he played a free outdoor bike-powered show sponsored by Pedal Power Music and City of Eugene Transportation Planning, with complimentary vegan Coconut Bliss ice cream and Viva! Vegetarian Grill sandwiches for all.

The trilingual epic "Japanese Garden / Jardin japonais / Yaponskii sad" was nominated for Best Alternative Song in the 8th Annual OUTmusic Awards. The striking album artwork by Rebecca DeMoss was nominated for Best CD Cover.

The end of 2012 also saw the release of Stephan's holiday track "Song for Santa (Jingle Your Own Damn Bells!)," an infectious 6-minute romp through snowy fields of feminism and queer theory, anti-speciesism and fair labor practices.

More recently, Stephan's "Song for Losers" was nominated for Best Song So Far in the 2013 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards.

Stephans Song for Losers YouTube video has more than 100,000 views, a testament to either its popularity or the frequency with which people search the word loser. 

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