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. His music is sweet to every ear that hears it. 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 promises to uphold his steadfast conviction for the roots and power of soul based music.
What’s the first thing you would say to someone when they ask you to describe yourself as an artist?
How dare you speak to me.
How long have you been in the industry?
Do you have any projects out now? I just released my debut solo album, Let The Big Dog Eat.
What inspires your music?
The music I love, and the fact that it’s not being made anymore.
Where are you from?
Milwaukee, then Madison, then Chicago, now Austin.
What artists in the industry inspire you the most today?
Not many. Toots Hibbert. A few others are okay- but I’m an old school guy, the last 20 years of music don’t scratch me where I itch.
Why is that?
Lots of reasons I guess. For me- no one’s really got that true grit. Plus our roots are being abandoned and not many risks are being taken. It’s a frustrating situation, but it’s also a driving force.
What makes you different from other artists today?
A lot I hope. Let the music answer that.
What do you want your future fans to know about you?
I love to sleep, and every night I crawl into bed I giggle with glee.