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)”


2015 Summer Tour: U.S.A. from Coast to Coast

February 15th, 2015






Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit will be touring all Summer long this year.  We’ll be doing the whole country coast to coast.  In June we’ll be on the East Coast; in July we’ll be in the Mid-West; and in August we’ll be covering the West Coast and Mountains.  It’s gonna be a mega Adventure for the band and a great chance for fans all across the country to see the Grit in their hometown.  New cities and venues are being added every week and already include: Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Atlanta, Boston, Charleston (SC), Annapolis (MD), Milwaukee, Louisville, Denver, St. Louis, Burlington (VT), Little Rock, Cincinnatti, Cleveland, Iowa City and many more!

Feel Free to contact the band at if you’d like to suggest a city, venue or person to know.  We thrilled to have this opportunity to take our music nationwide-

See you in the Summer!

New Pics…

October 27th, 2014

Photos by Lt Edwards…













What a Tour!

September 2nd, 2014

After 7,000 miles, countless hours in the car, a months worth of amazing shows, and far to little sleep, the Grit is safe and sound back in in Austin! Thanks to all of you who came to the shows, put us up, bought our stuff and kept us alive out there. We love you and will see you again next year! #Jerome;#PHX;#SD;#LA;#SLO;#SC;#SAC;#SF;#SEA;#PDX;#CO;#FGSTF;#ABQ;#ATX

Lots of shows in Austin and all around Texas this Fall, check out our schedule and come catch a show!car1beach1

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2014 West Coast Tour Is HERE!!!

August 1st, 2014

First off, let’s sum up what to expect on this tour with this brand new music video:



We’re thrilled to be visiting all these rad cities, many for the first time:

Saturday, August 9th -Jerome, AZ- The Spirit Room 9pm

Sunday, August 10th -Phoenix, AZ- The Lost Leaf 9:30pm

Thursday, August 14th -San Diego, CA – The Merrow 10pm

Friday, August 15th –Los Angeles, CA- Hotel Café 11pm


Since we’re in Hollywood this weekend, we interrupt the tour schedule to bring you this cinematic masterpiece:


And back to the dates…..

Sunday, August 17th- Los Angeles, CA- House of Blues 9pm

Monday, August 18th- Cotati, CA- Spancky’s 8pm

Tuesday, August 19th- San Luis Obispo, CA- Frog and Peach 8pm

Wednesday August 20th- Santa Cruz, CA- Art Bar and Café 8pm

Thursday August 21st- Sacramento, CA- Torch Club 9pm

Friday, August 22nd- San Francisco, CA- Amnesia 6-8:30 pm

Saturday August 23rd- Seattle, WA- Triple Door 9pm

Sunday, August 24th- Portland, OR- Laurel Thirst Public House 9pm

Wednesday, August 27th – Glenwood, CO- Loyal Brothers

Thursday, August 28th- Evergreen, CO- Little Bear Saloon 7pm

Friday, August 29th- Denver, CO- Rock-a-billies 8pm

Saturday, August 30th- Flagstaff, AZ- Hotel Monte Vista 9:30pm

Sunday- August 31st- Albuquerque, NM- Malarky’s 3pm

Can’t wait to see ya’ll soon!

Video Debut and CD Release Party!

June 23rd, 2014

“Ice Cream Samurai” (Official Video) by Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit

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“Ice Cream Samurai” Video Debuts Next Week!!

June 19th, 2014

Here are some preview pics from the feature:









May 26th, 2014

So many exciting things coming down the pike it’s hard to focus on just one!

***Probably the one that sticks out the most is that WE HAVE A BRAND NEW ALBUM COMING OUT!!!!

The album is called RAPTURE and features 10 brand new original tracks.

All kinds of goodness on the LP so get ready for some real dynamite.

***We also have a music video for our first single “Ice Cream Samurai” coming to ya.

Ready for your eyes and ears in late June.

***We’re celebrating all this stuff with our big CD Release Party in Austin:

Saturday, July 12th at the Parish (   

This great venue host an event not to be missed!  Joining us will be two of Austin’s hottest upcoming bands:


***And of course our month-long West Coast and Rocky Mountain Tour in August.

Arizona, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Denver are just a handful of the stops we’ll be making on our 2014 Rapture Summer Tour.  More details to come!

Check this stuff out:

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Summer Tour ’14: Suggestions/Recommendations/Demands

March 3rd, 2014

Guess what folks: it’s about that time. Time to start planning our ’14 SUMMER TOUR. We’ll be spending over a month on the road this August/Sept, and below is our landscape. If you live anywhere in this half of the country, hit us up and let us know what cities/venues/people are the best to know. Email or hit us up on facebook.


Recording Wrapped, Hello 2014…

December 30th, 2013

Our two-week recording session in Chicago was a success!  After 13 twelve-to-fourteen hour days in a row, the band has returned home to Austin.

Working with our producer-for-hire Chris Kress at Groovemaster Studios was a humbling and gratifying experience like no other.

We can’t wait to debut the album, but alas, that is still a few months away.  So come check out some shows in the meantime!

Happy New Year to all, and Long Live Rock n’ Roll!

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