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!

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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)”


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: