Sam Pace is a soul musician and rock n’ roll performer. Now residing in Austin, Texas, Pace spent four years in Chicago before his move south.
After four years with the explosive rock n' roll unit Blackdog (two in Madison, WI, two in Chicago)- Pace broke away in the Summer of 2009 to work on his Solo debut album: "Let the Big Dog Eat".
With the release of his full length debut album in January of 2011, Pace moved to Austin intent on upholding his steadfast conviction for the roots and power of soul based music.
In May of 2011, 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.
After months of rehearsals and gigs, the band released it's first set of songs in January of 2012.
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.
Their style dips into all types of soulful music including: Rock, Blues, Roots, Reggae and Soul.
"We play Rock n' Roll smooth and dirty, and Soul music mean," says Pace.
"The hope is that we keep working, working, working; and in the process leave behind some authentic and meaningful music."
In December of 2012 the Grit brought in new drummer Seth Fasske. Regulars around the Austin scene, SP and the Double G can be seen all over the Live Music Capital of the World.
In 2013, the band eclipsed 150 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 (Dave Matthews Band) as their producer for hire. There they cut what will be their third and most ambitious album to date.
2014 will include the release of their brand new full length LP, another 150 or so shows, a west coast and mid-west tour, and only God knows what else.
Come see this band LIVE as soon as you can!!!