Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit, WheelHouse

Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit

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 hellbent on upholding his 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, Soul music mean, and we’re not afraid to get a little weird,” 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, playing 3 to 4 gigs a week at rotating venues.

In 2013, the band looks to eclipse 160 shows, embark on their second national tour in as many years, and prepare for their third album, to be recorded and released in 2014.


Mighty Short Bus and The Lucas Cates Band.

After ten years, thousands of shows, and one stolen trailer, The Mighty Short Bus is being scrapped.

Rising from it’s ashes is the side project started in January of 2013, The Mighty WheelHouse. The summer of 2013 will be a transition period for the band, we will still play all the shows we have already booked as The Mighty Short Bus, but we will take that opportunity to introduce WheelHouse to our fans. WheelHouse is the merging of two of the hardest working bands in the Midwest, combining Frank, Nic and Joel from The MSB with Kenny and Mark from The Lucas Cates Band

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Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit, WheelHouse

Sunday, August 25 · 8:00 PM at High Noon Saloon