Another Amazing Summer in the Books!

September 4th, 2016

We’d like to sincerely thank all our friends, family and fans who came out and supported us this Summer on our coast-to-coast adventure.  Our 45-city tour was the most successful to date and we couldn’t have done it without all of you!

The next year will be a very exciting one as we will be recording and releasing a new full-length album.  The recording process will begin within a few months and the album should be available in Fall 2017.  We know that’s a little long to wait but we promise it will be worth it!

Come see us in Austin and keep spreading the word- lots of big things on the horizon!




April 26th, 2016

2016 GET THE EVIL OUT Summer Tour:

(More shows to be added, some shows subject to change- stay up to date by checking back every week or so)

Thursday, June 2nd Dallas, TX @ Sambuca 7:30p

Friday, June 3rd Houston, TX @ House of Blues 7p

Saturday, June 4th  Springfield, MO @ Nathan P. Murphey’s 10p

Sunday, June 5th Memphis, TN @ Huey’s Midtown 4-7p

Thursday, June 9th Rochester, MN @ Kathy’s Pub 8:30p

Friday, June 10th Chicago, IL @ Martyrs’ 11p

Saturday, June 11th Milwaukee, WI @ G-Daddy’s BBC 10p

Tuesday, June 14th Cincinnati, OH @ The Madfrog 8p

Wednesday, June 15th Columbus, OH @ Scarlet and Grey Café 11:30p

Thursday, June 16th Buffalo, NY @ Neiszche’s 9p

Friday, June 17th Philadelphia, PA @ Fergie’s 6-8p

Saturday, June 18th Hoboken, NJ @ 9p

Sunday, June 19th Philadelphia, PA @ Connie’s Ric Rac 9p

Monday, June 20th Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar

Wednesday, June 22nd New York, NY @Rockwood Music Hall 9p

Thursday, June 23rd Newark, DE @ Homegrown Cafe 10p

Friday, June 24th Washington D.C. @ Madam’s Organ 10p

Satruday, June 25th Charleston, SC @ Hometown BBQ Downtown 10p

Monday, June 27th Atlanta, GA @ Hard Rock Café 8p

Tuesday, June 28th Nashville, TN @ Drifters 7p

Wednesday, June 29th Knoxville, TN @ Preservation Pub 10p

Friday, July 1st Tulsa, OK @ Mercury Lounge

Saturday , July 2nd Houston, TX @ House of Blues 7p

Friday, July 8th New Braunfels, TX @ Phoenix Saloon 9p

Saturday, July 9th Austin, TX @ Swan Dive Midnight


Wednesday, August 3rd El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall 10p

Thursday, August 4th Phoenix, AZ @ Hard Rock Café 9p

Friday, August 5th Ramona, CA @ Waypoint Saloon 10p

Saturday August 6th Los Angeles, CA @ Villain’s Tavern 10p

Sunday, August 7th Santa Monica, CA @ TRiP 11p

Monday, August 8th Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues 8p

Tuesday, August 9th San Luis Obispo, CA @ Frog and Peach Pub 10p

Wednesday, August 10th Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues 8p

Thursday, August 11th San Francisco, CA @ Doc’s Lab 8p

Friday, August 12th Sacramento, CA @ Torch Club 9p

Sunday, August 14th Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s 9p

Monday, August 15th Vancouver, BC Canada @ Guilt and Co.

Tuesday, August 16th Seattle, WA @ Seamonster Lounge 8p

Wednesday, August 17th Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon 8pm

Thursday, August 18th Boise, ID @ Tom Grainey’s 10p

Friday, August 19th Ogden, UT @ Funk n’ Dive

Saturday, August 20th Evergreen, CO @ Little Bear Saloon 4p

Tuesday, August 23rd Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern 9p

Thursday, August 25th Steamboat Springs, CO @ Old Town Pub 10p

Saturday, August 27th Jerome, AZ @ Spirit Room 2p and 9p

TOUR KICK-OFF / Vinyl Release PARTY May 27th @ Stubb’s in Austin

April 10th, 2016

Join us for our 5 Year Anniversary celebration Friday, May 27th @ Stubb’s in Austin.

This will be a Tour Kick-Off and RAPTURE Vinyl Release show with special guest Amplified Heat.  Get your tickets early and don’t miss out!

Ticket Link:

Sam Pace Band - Stubbs Poster

Austin Music Awards!

March 19th, 2016

We’d like to sincerely thank all of our friends, family and fans for their votes and support in the 2015-’16 Austin Music Awards.  Thanks to all of you we made our mark amongst Austin best musicians and finished with Top-10 finishes in FIVE different categories!  We love y’all!  Here’s where we made our bones….

Musician of the Year (#9 – Sam Pace)



Song of the Year (#6 – “Get the Evil Out”)


Best Rock Band (#8 – Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit)

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Best Male Vocals (#8 – Sam Pace)



Best Guitar (#7 – Sam Pace)

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(All above photos by Terry B. Kahler)

SXSW 2016 Show Schedule

March 10th, 2016

It’s that time of year in Austin, TX!  If you’re in town for the festival be sure to stop by and catch a show!


2016 U.S. Summer Tour

January 4th, 2016

We’ve starting planning our 2016 Summer Tour!

Please share your requests and insights regarding whats cities to visit, venues to play, festivals to apply to and cult-gatherings to attend.  We can’t wait to hit the road again!

Email or utilize any of our social media hubs to get in touch with us!




NEW Solo-Acoustic Residencies Start This Fall!

September 10th, 2015

Very excited to be kicking off two Solo Acoustic Residencies this Fall.  Select Tuesday’s @ Stay Gold ( in Austin and every Wednesday @ Proof and Cooper ( in Dripping Springs are the locations. These FREE shows will give me the opportunity to perform some of my favorite songs that I don’t get to perform with the Grit. A lot of old and brand new originals, with some very deep cut covers by old blues greats, folk icons, and reggae and soul superstars. Show runs from 9 to midnight at Stay Gold and 6:30-8:30 at Proof and Cooper so come check it out!

Sam Pace Solo Poster

A Sincere Thank You To Grit Nation…

September 7th, 2015

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to all our friends, family and fans across the country.  Spending three months on the road playing music is no small feat, and THERE IS NO WAY WE COULD HAVE SURVIVED IT IF NOT FOR ALL OF YOU!

Whether it was a family member, long-time friend or complete stranger- the generosity y’all bestowed upon us filled our adventure with the warmth we needed to keep the Grit train rolling.

We love you all and will keep busting our ass week-in and week-out, always striving to be the best rock n’ roll band in the land.

More great stuff to come- we promise!

Coast-to-Coast U.S. Tour Happening Now!

May 10th, 2015

Below is our current tour schedule for Summer 2015.  Spread the word and come catch the Grit in your neck of the woods!


Friday, June 12th   Lake Charles, LA  @ Luna’s Live 10pm

Saturday, June 13th  New Orleans, LA @ Checkpoint Charlie’s 11pm

Sunday, June 14th Memphis, TN  @ Huey’s Downtown  8:30pm

Monday, June 15th  Atlanta, GA @ Hard Rock Café  6:30pm

Tuesday, June 16th  Charleston, SC @ Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ- West Ashley  9pm

Wednesday, June 17th  Abingdon, VA @ Wolf Hills Brewery 5:30p

Thursday, June 18th  Myrtle Beach, SC @ Hard Rock Café   8pm

Friday, June 19th  Annapolis, MD @ Ram’s Head Roadhouse 10pm

Satruday, June 20th  Washington D.C.  @ Nanny O’Brien’s  10pm

Tuesday, June 23rd  Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Shop 10pm

Thursday, June 25th  Hoboken, NJ  @ Maxwell’s 10pm

Friday, June 26th  Hartford, CT @ Sully’s  10pm

Saturday, June 27th  Hyannis, MA @ The Island Merchant  9:30

Sunday, June 28th Cambridge, MA  @ Atwood’s Tavern  10pm

Monday, June 29th  Winooski, VT  @ The Monkey House  8pm

Tuesday, June 30th  Cleveland, OH @ Wilbert’s 9pm

Wednesday, July 1st  Columbus, OH  @ Scarlet and Grey Café  10pm

Thursday, July 2nd  Knoxville, TN  @ Preservation Pub  10pm

Friday, July 3rd  Huntsville, AL  @  Humphrey’s Bar & Grill 9pm



Thursday, July 16th  Dallas, TX @ Sundown at Granada  11pm

Friday, July 17th Little Rock , AR  @ Another Round 9pm

Saturday, July 18th  Cincinnati, OH  @ Stanley’s

Sunday, July 19th  Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn

Wednesday, July 22nd  Louisville, KY @ Hideaway Saloon  10pm

Thursday, July 23rd  St. Louis, MO @ Evangeline’s 8pm

Friday, July 24th  Chicago, IL  @ Martyrs’

Saturday, July 25th  Milwaukee, WI  @ G-Daddy’s BBC

Monday, July 27th  Madison, WI  @ The Frequency 8pm

Tuesday, July 28th  St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall  9pm

Wednesday, July 29th Rochester, MN @ Kathy’s Pub 10pm

Thursday, July 30th Iowa City, IA @ Gabes  9pm

Friday, July 31st  Columbia, MO @ The Bridge 10pm

Saturday, August 1st  –Private Event



Friday, August 7th San Angelo, TX  @ House of Fifi Dubois 9p

Saturday, August 8th  Longmont, CO @ Oskar Blues 9pm

Sunday, August  9th  Denver, CO @ Jake’s Roadhouse 2pm

Thursday, August 13th  Dillon, CO @ Dillon Dam Brewery  9:30

Friday, August 14th Pueblo, CO @ Smitty’s Greenlight Tavern  9:45

Saturday, August 15th  Evergreen, CO @ Little Bear Saloon 4pm

Monday, August 17th  Vancouver, CAN  @ Guilt and Co. 9:30p

Wednesday, August 19th Seattle, WA @ High Dive 10p

Thursday, August 20th  Portland, OR  @ The Lehrer 8p

Friday, August 21st Eugene, OR @ The Wandering Goat

Saturday, August 22nd  San Francisco, CA  @ Amnesia 10p

Sunday, August 23rd  San Francisco, CA @ Blondies  9p

Tuesday, August 25th  San Luis Obispo  @ Frog and Peach Pub  9p

Wednesday, August 26th  San Diego, CA @ Gallagher’s 8p

Thursday, August 27th  Los Angeles, CA @ The Escondite  11p

Friday, August 28th  Santa Barbara @ Whiskey Richards 10p

Saturday, August 29th  Jerome, AZ @ The Spirit Room (2 shows 3p and 9p)

Austin Music Award Winners!

March 23rd, 2015

We’d like to thank all the people out there in Grit nation who helped make us multi-category winners in this years Austin Music Awards!  Your support means everything to us and we love you for it!  We placed in three different categories:

#2 “Best Album Art” for Rapture (by Angelique Reicher)

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#8 “Song of the Year” for “Ice Cream Samurai”


#10 “Best Performing Band (Blues/Soul/Funk)”