In 2011 Sam Pace moved to Austin, TX, a place where he knew no one and had never been before.
Having just released his debut album, "Let the Big Dog Eat", Pace sought a band to lead and stake to claim.
After 2 months in Austin, Pace met two young musicians by the names of Jake Causey and Patrick Sanderson. With Causey on drums and Sanderson on bass, the three got down to work immediately and formed the band which would later be called: Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit.
In the summer of 2012, Pace and the Grit released their debut album, "The Feelin'". Shortly after they embarked on a national tour that took them all over the eastern and middle parts of the United States.
"We play Rock n' Roll smooth and dirty, Soul music mean, and we're not afraid to get a little weird," says Pace.
After Causey left the band, Seth Fasske took over as drummer and the Grit began their relentless performance schedule.
In an 18 month span the band played over 225 shows and embarked on a month-long national tour that spanned all the way from New York City to the Rocky Mountains.
In December of 2013, the Grit spent two weeks at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, working with the highly experienced Chris Kress as their producer for hire. There they cut what will be their third and most ambitious album to date: "Rapture".
"Rapture" is set for release in July of 2014, and a West Coast and Mountain Region Tour will follow in August.
SP and the Double G always have something exciting on the horizon, and their performances and albums get better with age.
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