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!

(Some pics below)

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Here comes the new album…

December 1st, 2013

Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit are embarking on their most exciting adventure to date: recording their brand new full length LP.

Sam, Seth and Patrick will be making a 1500 mile voyage north to the Windy City, for two weeks, to put down a whole new collection of original songs.

Joining us will be our producer for hire, Chris Kress.  Chris has over 15 years experience mixing, editing, engineering, and producing all over the world.  He has worked with major acts such as Dave Matthews Band, and is thrilled for his chance to work with the Grit.

The cream dream of a studio known as Groovemaster Recording Studios in Chicago will be our home and office for a fortnight of relentless creation.

This will be the band’s most important work to date and should be available for all in the Spring on 2014.

We can’t wait to get to work and we can’t wait to share our creation with the world.

A very HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!!  You’ll be receiving our gift about four months late, but it will be well worth it!

See ya’ll in 2014!!!!

Tour a Success! SPECIAL THANKS!!!

September 3rd, 2013

Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit have touched down back home  in Austin, TX after nearly 4 weeks on the road.  Our 2013 Summer Tour was a complete success and an amazing experience for all three of us.

We would like to give special thanks to all the friends, family, and fans who made the trip such a delight.  Without your exuberance, food, shelter, ideas and support- this tour would not have been the joy it was.

With yet another major stepping stone under our belts, it’s time to keep marching forward and concentrate on our next major project: THE NEW ALBUM.

Stay tuned!

U.S. Tour Now In Progress!!!

August 7th, 2013

2013 U.S. TOUR

8/9 (Friday) Lake Charles, LA: Luna Live

8/10 (Saturday) Murfreesboro, TN Mayday Brewery 6-8pm

8/10 (Saturday) Nashville, TN  fooBar 10pm

8/11 (Sunday)  Nashville, TN: Drifters 6-8pm

8/12 (Monday) Nashville, TN : Mando Radio Program

8/13 (Tuesday) Chapel Hill, NC : The Kracken 8pm

8/14 (Wednesday) Washington D.C. 9:30pm Madam’s Organ

8/15 (Thursday) Washington D.C. : Acre 121 9pm

8/16 (Friday) Boston, MA: Church of Boston 10pm

8/17 (Saturday) NYC, NY: Arlene’s Grocery 1am (Sunday Morn)

8/18 (Sunday) Brooklyn, NY : Spike Hill  7pm

8/21 (Wednesday) Grand Rapids, MI: The Tip Top Deluxe 9pm

8/23 (Friday) Chicago, IL: Martyrs’ 11pm

8/24 (Saturday) Milwaukee, WI: Stonefly Brewery 11pm

8/25 (Sunday) Madison, WI: High Noon Saloon 9pm

8/27 (Tuesday) Minneapolis, MN: Kitty Cat Klub 10pm

8/28 (Wednesday) St. Paul, MN : Wild Tymes

8/29 (Thursday) Denver, CO: Meadowlark 10pm

8/30 (Friday) Denver, CO Tennyson’s Tap 10pm

8/31 (Saturday) Santa Fe, NM: Tiny’s 10pm

9/1 (Sunday) Albuquerque, NM: Malarky’s 3-7pm

High Quality Merch: Shirts Are In!!!

July 13th, 2013

Our utlra-comfortable, super-stylish, brand new shirts are now available for purchase!

Perfect for causal or formal affairs,

the Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit T-Shirt will quickly become a favorite piece in your repertoire.

Custom Men and Women fits are available in Crew and V-Neck styles, in all different colors and sizes.

You can email us at: right away to own your own custom-style band t-shirt.

$20 or 2 for $35



Here We Come…

May 29th, 2013


Summer Tour ’13: So Many Cities, So Little Time

March 19th, 2013

Hey Fans!

We’re starting to organize our 2013 National Summer Tour and there are a lot of places we want to visit.  If you want Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit to visit your town please let us know!

We are open to any suggestions but benefit greatly from venues that should be considered or connections you may have around town.

The sooner you get at us the better chance we can make it work.  Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation or email us at

Hopefully we’ll be seeing you soon!


SXSW Schedule:

March 7th, 2013
Photo by Jeff Harris

Photo by Jeff Harris

Lot’s of chances to come see us during Austin’s SXSW festival.  Current shows listed below:

  • Thursday, March 7th @ Bangers  Austin, TX  9pm
  • Saturday, March 9th, Maggie Mae’s: Clubstage (downstairs) – 10PM – 2AM
  • Sunday, March 10th @ War Horse Austin, TX 5-7pm
  • Sunday, March 10th @ Bat Bar  Austin, TX 10:30pm
  • Monday, March 11th @ Friends  Friends  Austin, TX  2-6pm,
  • March 12th @ Maggie Mae’s: Clubstage (downstairs) – 1-2:30pm
  • Friday, March 15th @ The Upper Decks (SXSW) 11:30