Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit, Eric Long, plus TBA

Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit

Eric Long

plus TBA

Thu, June 14, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit
Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit
Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit have been making a name for themselves as a force to be reckoned with since their inception in 2011. As staples in the Austin music scene and road dogs famous for their relentless 50-city U.S. Tours- the band has an old school work ethic with the chops to match.

“As far as high energy shows are concerned, Austin music fans could not do much better that Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit” – Greg Ackerman, Examiner

Over the past three years Sam has been peppered throughout the Austin Music Awards annual Top-10 lists. He has placed Top-10 for Musician of the Year, Best Song, Best Album, Best Album Art, Best Rock Band, Best Blues/Soul/Funk Band and two years in a row for Best Guitar Player and Best Male Vocals.

“Down and dirty rock n’ roll is hard to come by these days, even more difficult for it to achieve the level of success Pace has…” – Overload Austin

Sam’s voice and guitar playing are the signatures of the sound. His booming baritone and soulful growl give the music a powerful edge; while his heavy, swinging guitar and thick, luscious tone has been described as “a marriage between Peter Green, early Clapton, and early Hendrix.”
Eric Long
Eric Long
Multi instrumentalist Eric Long comes from the rare breed of singers whose voice you simply do not forget. His delivery is filled with the same characteristic conviction as artists like Joe Cocker and The Who’s Roger Daltrey, bringing a refreshingly classic male Soul and Blues feel to a progressive Americana sound. Armed with a bell brass resonator guitar for rootsy bottleneck slide, Eric fills out his sound with a constant foot tapping that is characteristic in early country blues recordings.

A Pennsylvania transplant currently living in San Francisco California, Eric is a seasoned songwriter with a remarkable knack for simplicity. He’s played all throughout the Bay Area with multiple groups including the roots blues and rock n’ roll trio Hot Diggity Damn which has played many of San Francisco’s top venues.

With influences ranging from Mississippi John Hurt and John Fahey to progressive musicians like Jack White, Eric’s music is both fundamentally folk music, and also timelessly steeped in some of America’s earliest musical roots. Eric is now performing as a solo musician with an instantly lovable one-man band feel.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/