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Oct
5
Fri
2018
Frizzy & Edgy
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

sally stricker and steve botterweg, better known as frizzy and edgyA few times a month we typically feature local musician’s on a Friday evening, beginning an hour earlier at 8 until 11.  We are proud to host Steve Botterweg & Sally Stricker, longtime drummer & bass player for Major Lingo.  Their duo, often a trio with another loco, um, we mean local sitting in and adding to the flavor.  Their song selection is stellar, tunes you just don’t often hear performed.  This duo is a Jerome favorite and not to be missed!

Oct
6
Sat
2018
Paint Along for Fun
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Oak Creek Brewing
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Combo Deluxe
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
combo deluxe in front of the spirt room bar in jerome az

Photo by Susan A. Johnson

A local favorite! Rock n’ roller Lllory McDonald & COMBO DELUXE. Catch Combo one weekend per month at Spirit Room for all your long time favorite tunes & some of Llory’s rockin’ originals too!

 

Llory McDonald

Musical Background –   Llory started her musical career on Clarinet at the age of 6, playing in the band until 8th grade, when her brother threw his guitar in the garbage and she rescued it.

She joined her first rock band in high school, playing guitar, slide guitar and singing at dances and proms in Phoenix. She started playing the clubs in Phoenix at age 17 and formed her own band, The Llory McDonald Band in 1979. They opened for Paul Butterfield, Deep PurpleIggy PopJerry Riopelle and others.

They were playing concerts and clubs throughout the state of Arizona until 1984, when she moved to Los Angeles. There, she was playing in her own band Odds and Ends and in Jerry Riopelle’s band as a sideman.

She signed to Arista Records in 1988. She recorded a single which appeared on the “1988 Summer Olympics” album, along with various other artist including Eric Clapton and Whitney Houston. She also sang background vocals on Lita Ford’s 1988 release “Lita” on Dreamland Records. She signed a 3-year music publishing contract (1988-1990) with Blue Rider Music, where she sang on various singles and demos.

Dropped by Arista in 1989, she left the music business for the film industry, working as a production assistant and driver on films such as “The Dark Wind” with Lou Diamond Phillips and “When a Man Loves a Women” with Meg Ryan. She moved back to Arizona in 1994 and helped form Combo Deluxe.

Musical influences – Slide guitar players, Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George, also Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and soul music of the late 60’s and 70’s were a big influence.

Favorite Artist – Linda Ronstadt, Deborah Harry, Sheyl Crow, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye. She could go on and on …

Equipment – Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster guitar, Fender Hotrod Deville 212 Amp, EV mic, Nady cordless unit, various slides.

Hobbies – Golf and pondering

Likes – Margaritas, Mexico, funky soul music, good films and N.P.R.

Darryl Icard is a bass player/singer/songwriter. He has been playing and singing professionally since 1983 in every kind of setting imaginable.  He has performed and played all types of music from rock to reggae to punk and country.  He has also been writing and recording his own music since music came into his life.

While performing and learning his craft in live situations, he also attended college for theory and performance.

Darryl has recorded and performed music with Jesse Valenzuela, Gin Blossoms, Stevie Nicks, Marshall Crenshaw, J.D. Souther, The Rembrandts, Tommy Keene, Major Lingo, Poet’s Corner, and Los Guys and many other national and Arizona based acts.

Recordings performed on, to name just a few.

Gin Blossoms- No Chocolate Cake

Stevie Nicks-Enchanted the works of Stevie Nicks

Jesse Valenzuela- Tunes Young People Will Enjoy and Hotel Defeated

Major Lingo- All through My Body

Burning Sky-Enter the Earth

Darryl Icard is living in Scottsdale Arizona, and has begun a New Journey in the band Llory McDonald and Combo Deluxe.  An Arizona based band from Jerome, Arizona and is sure to take music to a new place with one of Arizona Legendary artist.

Steve Botterweg is a native Arizonan and has been performing on drums in bands professionally since he was 13 years old.  In high school he started playing in experimental bands playing drums, marimba and synthesizers…arranging, producing and recording. One of the bands, Poet’s Corner (signed to Placebo Records) created a buzz in the early days of the punk scene with live shows in Arizona and California that had US and international radio air play.  He has performed on stage with the Red Hot Chile Peppers, Los Lobos, Derrick Trucks Band and many other performing artists.  Steve is also the co-owner of Ghost Town Recording Studio in Jerome Arizona.  He has recorded and produced many bands and artists.  He has worked in the studio with Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna), Steve Kimock (Steve Kimock Band)and a few other well known artists.  More recently he had a twenty year run as the drummer with Major Lingo, a popular Arizona highway band.  He is now playing drums with Llory McDonald, another well known and respected Arizona musician, as a member of Combo Deluxe along with a musical cohort of many years, Darryl Icard, on bass.

The Gaelic Dogs
Oct 6 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Celtic Music

Wine Tasting
Oct 6 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Vino Di Sedona’s weekly wine tasting with a wine company or winery representative, with live music

Jazz Pianist Les Czimber @ Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Tarantulas
Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 12:00 am

The Tarantuntulas, formed by guitarist/singer Randy J, started in Orlando, FL. The rock trio is known for 50’s/60’s style surf rock

Open Mic With James Turner
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Johnny Lingo Trio
Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 12:00 am

john ziegler in concert

 

Spirit Room Presents: Art Walk Saturdays with Johnny Lingo Trio

The dashing John Ziegler & bands front man has been a long time Verde Valley favorite since the days of Major Lingo. Johnny is here to stay with Johnny Lingo Trio performing the first Saturday of each month at Spirit Room 9-12. Playing all your danceable favs with their own flare be prepared to be taken away by the musical stylings of the trio.

The Johnny Lingo Trio consists of John Ziegler, vocalist and guitarist, percussionist Tina Reichow & multi instrumentalist Kirk Burnett.

Johnny Lingo Trio

Johnny Lingo Trio live at Spirit Room

Oct
7
Sun
2018
Oak Creek Brewing
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Combo Deluxe
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
combo deluxe in front of the spirt room bar in jerome az

Photo by Susan A. Johnson

A local favorite! Rock n’ roller Lllory McDonald & COMBO DELUXE. Catch Combo one weekend per month at Spirit Room for all your long time favorite tunes & some of Llory’s rockin’ originals too!

 

Llory McDonald

Musical Background –   Llory started her musical career on Clarinet at the age of 6, playing in the band until 8th grade, when her brother threw his guitar in the garbage and she rescued it.

She joined her first rock band in high school, playing guitar, slide guitar and singing at dances and proms in Phoenix. She started playing the clubs in Phoenix at age 17 and formed her own band, The Llory McDonald Band in 1979. They opened for Paul Butterfield, Deep PurpleIggy PopJerry Riopelle and others.

They were playing concerts and clubs throughout the state of Arizona until 1984, when she moved to Los Angeles. There, she was playing in her own band Odds and Ends and in Jerry Riopelle’s band as a sideman.

She signed to Arista Records in 1988. She recorded a single which appeared on the “1988 Summer Olympics” album, along with various other artist including Eric Clapton and Whitney Houston. She also sang background vocals on Lita Ford’s 1988 release “Lita” on Dreamland Records. She signed a 3-year music publishing contract (1988-1990) with Blue Rider Music, where she sang on various singles and demos.

Dropped by Arista in 1989, she left the music business for the film industry, working as a production assistant and driver on films such as “The Dark Wind” with Lou Diamond Phillips and “When a Man Loves a Women” with Meg Ryan. She moved back to Arizona in 1994 and helped form Combo Deluxe.

Musical influences – Slide guitar players, Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George, also Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and soul music of the late 60’s and 70’s were a big influence.

Favorite Artist – Linda Ronstadt, Deborah Harry, Sheyl Crow, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye. She could go on and on …

Equipment – Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster guitar, Fender Hotrod Deville 212 Amp, EV mic, Nady cordless unit, various slides.

Hobbies – Golf and pondering

Likes – Margaritas, Mexico, funky soul music, good films and N.P.R.

Darryl Icard is a bass player/singer/songwriter. He has been playing and singing professionally since 1983 in every kind of setting imaginable.  He has performed and played all types of music from rock to reggae to punk and country.  He has also been writing and recording his own music since music came into his life.

While performing and learning his craft in live situations, he also attended college for theory and performance.

Darryl has recorded and performed music with Jesse Valenzuela, Gin Blossoms, Stevie Nicks, Marshall Crenshaw, J.D. Souther, The Rembrandts, Tommy Keene, Major Lingo, Poet’s Corner, and Los Guys and many other national and Arizona based acts.

Recordings performed on, to name just a few.

Gin Blossoms- No Chocolate Cake

Stevie Nicks-Enchanted the works of Stevie Nicks

Jesse Valenzuela- Tunes Young People Will Enjoy and Hotel Defeated

Major Lingo- All through My Body

Burning Sky-Enter the Earth

Darryl Icard is living in Scottsdale Arizona, and has begun a New Journey in the band Llory McDonald and Combo Deluxe.  An Arizona based band from Jerome, Arizona and is sure to take music to a new place with one of Arizona Legendary artist.

Steve Botterweg is a native Arizonan and has been performing on drums in bands professionally since he was 13 years old.  In high school he started playing in experimental bands playing drums, marimba and synthesizers…arranging, producing and recording. One of the bands, Poet’s Corner (signed to Placebo Records) created a buzz in the early days of the punk scene with live shows in Arizona and California that had US and international radio air play.  He has performed on stage with the Red Hot Chile Peppers, Los Lobos, Derrick Trucks Band and many other performing artists.  Steve is also the co-owner of Ghost Town Recording Studio in Jerome Arizona.  He has recorded and produced many bands and artists.  He has worked in the studio with Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna), Steve Kimock (Steve Kimock Band)and a few other well known artists.  More recently he had a twenty year run as the drummer with Major Lingo, a popular Arizona highway band.  He is now playing drums with Llory McDonald, another well known and respected Arizona musician, as a member of Combo Deluxe along with a musical cohort of many years, Darryl Icard, on bass.

Rick Busbea
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rock, country and more favorites by a Sedona favorite, Rick Busbea

Oct
8
Mon
2018
Oak Creek Brewing Mon – Thursday Hours
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
9
Tue
2018
Oak Creek Brewing
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Eric Williams @ PJ's Pub
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Vino Di Sedona
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All musicians, singers and songwriters are invited to participate in open mic night hosted by Dan Rice. All are invited to watch and enjoy the music. Please arrive early if you plan to participate.

DRUMZ & DANCE NITE!
Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
10
Wed
2018
Paint Along for Fun
Oct 10 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Oak Creek Brewing
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bike and Brew
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bike and Paddle Magazine is teaming up with Oak Creek Brewing Co. to host a weekly Bike N Brew.

Everyone is welcome: there are no fees or other financial obligations to participate. Participants are asked to bring a bike, helmet, water and other gear appropriate for weather and safety. Rides will be broken down into A-B-C groups based on ability, determined by the rider. Rides will depart and return from the brewery and last about one and a half hours.

For further info about the rides, call 406-871-6282 or visit the bikeandpaddle.com website.

Irish Singer/Guitarist Karl Jones @ Oak Creek Brewing Company
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm
Rick Busbea
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rock, country and more favorites by a Sedona favorite, Rick Busbea

Rick Busbea
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rock, country and more favorites by a Sedona favorite, Rick Busbea

John Ziegler Hosts Open Mic
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

john ziegler in concertJohn Ziegler is a musical icon in Arizona, especially in our neck of the woods.  One of the founding members of Major Lingo, John has been honing his musical chops for decades.  His unique musical sensibilities and influences are on display as he opens the show with a few tunes.  John usually has a few cards up his sleeve and will ensure that you have an enjoyable evening.

So, if you play a guitar, banjo, dobro or blow a harmonica, play a keyboard or can carry a tune.  Bring your instrument of choice, sign up on our signup sheet and get ready to grace the World Famous Spirit Room Bar stage!

Open Mic with James Turner @ Oak Creek Brewing Company
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm
Oct
11
Thu
2018
Oak Creek Brewing
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ladies’ Night Drink Specials
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Life is Beautiful
Oct 11 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 12 @ 12:00 am

Original Rock by KB Bren; some covers; full band

Karl Jones
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

karl jones in front of the american flagKarl Jones is from Dublin Ireland and has been living and working as a tour guide in Sedona for 4 years. He is an accomplished singer / songwriter / guitarist with radio and television appearances in both Ireland and the US to his credit.

Karl had a chance meeting with Thomas Banyacya, a Hopi Elder, in 1996 after an American concert at George Washington University in Washington DC. Thomas was on a speaking tour of the East Coast, teaching the public about Hopi spirituality and world view. Their meeting led to an invitation to Arizona to visit the Hopi Reservation, and Karl discovered Sedona along the way.

Enchanted by the experience and incredible beauty of the American Southwest, Karl relocated to Sedona from Ireland in 2002, immersing himself in the geology, history and wildlife of the Sedona area.

Attracted to the Safari Jeep Tour company because of it’s special connection to the Hopi and it’s focus on wildlife, Karl divides his time between his passion for giving Jeep tours, and promoting his debut solo CD 1916, with regular performances in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Sedona.

Oct
12
Fri
2018
Bar, Wine Store & Kitchen Open
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oak Creek Brewing
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday’s with Moondog & friends
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Dof of the Moon

A Jerome original & favorite! Get your day drinkin’ on with the likes of Moondog offering you some Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude!!! Every Friday at Spirit Room 1-4PM

Private Event
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 12:00 am

Bar and kitchen are closing at 6 PM for a private event

Jazz Pianist Les Czimber @ Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stephen Ashbrook Solo
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Stephen Ashbrook

 

Please join us for a night of music with Stephen Ashbrook!

 

West Coast singer/songwriter Stephen Ashbrook had access to only two records growing up (Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water and Jesus Christ Superstar), both of which were enticing enough to send the California native on a hunt to his local library to expand his musical horizons.

Citing heroes as diverse as John Steinbeck, the Rolling Stones, and Winston Churchill, Ashbrook honed his chops amidst the fertile late-’90s Tempe, Arizona alt-rock scene, where he took home The Phoenix Tribune’s Best Acoustic Performer title in both 1998 and 2000; he even got to play for President William Jefferson Clinton, at the request of the White House.

Known for his rich baritone, smooth falsetto, and penchant for open-road heartland folk-rock in the vein of Tom Petty, the Wallflowers, and Joe Henry, he released an EP, About Last Night, in 1993, followed by a full-length eponymous studio album with his band Satellite in 1995.

His solo debut, the critically acclaimed Navigator, arrived in 1998, with Drive and American B-Sides, the latter of which featured members of the Gin Blossoms, the Pistoleros, and Dead Hot Workshop, arriving in 2001 and 2002, respectively.

Ashbrook relocated to Portland, Oregon after the arrival of the latter, releasing his first live collection, Double Live @ Long Wong’s, in 2004, and White Balloons, his sixth studio album, in 2008.

Stephen Ashbrook
Oct 12 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 12:00 am

Stephen Ashbrook

 

Please join us for a night of music with Stephen Ashbrook & his band!

 

West Coast singer/songwriter Stephen Ashbrook had access to only two records growing up (Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water and Jesus Christ Superstar), both of which were enticing enough to send the California native on a hunt to his local library to expand his musical horizons.

Citing heroes as diverse as John Steinbeck, the Rolling Stones, and Winston Churchill, Ashbrook honed his chops amidst the fertile late-’90s Tempe, Arizona alt-rock scene, where he took home The Phoenix Tribune’s Best Acoustic Performer title in both 1998 and 2000; he even got to play for President William Jefferson Clinton, at the request of the White House.

Known for his rich baritone, smooth falsetto, and penchant for open-road heartland folk-rock in the vein of Tom Petty, the Wallflowers, and Joe Henry, he released an EP, About Last Night, in 1993, followed by a full-length eponymous studio album with his band Satellite in 1995.

His solo debut, the critically acclaimed Navigator, arrived in 1998, with Drive and American B-Sides, the latter of which featured members of the Gin Blossoms, the Pistoleros, and Dead Hot Workshop, arriving in 2001 and 2002, respectively.

Ashbrook relocated to Portland, Oregon after the arrival of the latter, releasing his first live collection, Double Live @ Long Wong’s, in 2004, and White Balloons, his sixth studio album, in 2008.

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Oak Creek Brewing
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sam Pace & the Guilded Grit
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Sam Pace

 

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.”

“Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit’s album Rapture is full of raw power. The overall sound ranges from blues to monster rock to moments of deep tenderness.” – Barbara Jo (Famous Austin DJ and Music Hostess)

The songwriting and originality of sound is of paramount importance to the band. Their rock n’ roll roots and bluesy, soulful influences are always present- but their variations of theme, groove and emotion encapsulate an entire world of sonic pleasure. Their first two albums – The Feelin’ (2012) and Rapture (2014) display the dexterity and growth of the band in full force.

Their newest LP – Judgment Eve – was recorded in Austin and produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith.  It will be released worldwide June 1st, 2018.

“Raise your glass with a soundtrack of swampy-as-hell, devil’s got your soul music!”- Seven Days (Vermont)


Sam Pace was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. Growing up he quenched his musical thirst with everything from oldies to classic rock to golden age hip-hop. When he picked up the guitar at age 15 he had simultaneously began his love affair with the blues. All through high-school blues music became his obsession; along with some lesser-known rock acts like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Metallica to name a few.

After high school Sam attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Through college his taste continued to center around blues and rock n’ roll, but he also developed a deep love for early Reggae, the Jazz greats, and classic soul.

While in Madison, and later in Chicago (where he lived for four years after Madison), Sam relentlessly developed his guitar and vocal chops, and played blues and rock n’ roll as much as he could.

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 named 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.

 

https://sampacemusic.com/

Paolo
Oct 13 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Piano and vocals by Paolo; Jazz Standards and more

Wine Tasting & Music by Paolo
Oct 13 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Vino Di Sedona’s weekly wine tasting with a wine company or winery representative, with live music

Ray DeSylvesters’ Blue Smoke @ Ft Verde Days Fest
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Darius Lux
Oct 13 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 12:00 am

Contemporary & Soulful Rock by singer-songwriter Darius Lux

Jazz Pianist Les Czimber @ Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Mic With James Turner
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
14
Sun
2018
Oak Creek Brewing
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sam Pace & the Guilded Grit
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Sam Pace

 

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.”

“Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit’s album Rapture is full of raw power. The overall sound ranges from blues to monster rock to moments of deep tenderness.” – Barbara Jo (Famous Austin DJ and Music Hostess)

The songwriting and originality of sound is of paramount importance to the band. Their rock n’ roll roots and bluesy, soulful influences are always present- but their variations of theme, groove and emotion encapsulate an entire world of sonic pleasure. Their first two albums – The Feelin’ (2012) and Rapture (2014) display the dexterity and growth of the band in full force.

Their newest LP – Judgment Eve – was recorded in Austin and produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith.  It will be released worldwide June 1st, 2018.

“Raise your glass with a soundtrack of swampy-as-hell, devil’s got your soul music!”- Seven Days (Vermont)


Sam Pace was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. Growing up he quenched his musical thirst with everything from oldies to classic rock to golden age hip-hop. When he picked up the guitar at age 15 he had simultaneously began his love affair with the blues. All through high-school blues music became his obsession; along with some lesser-known rock acts like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Metallica to name a few.

After high school Sam attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Through college his taste continued to center around blues and rock n’ roll, but he also developed a deep love for early Reggae, the Jazz greats, and classic soul.

While in Madison, and later in Chicago (where he lived for four years after Madison), Sam relentlessly developed his guitar and vocal chops, and played blues and rock n’ roll as much as he could.

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 named 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.

 

https://sampacemusic.com/

Yarrow
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Folk Trio

Oct
15
Mon
2018
Oak Creek Brewing Mon – Thursday Hours
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
D.L Harrison
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

2017 Northern Arizona Blues Challenge Winner