F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

“Sometimes I have to stop listening to a Pierce Pettis track halfway through because he makes me want to give up on songwriting.  Pierce is a master musical storyteller, delivering human truth and heartbreaking vulnerability with every tune. He’s also an unnecessarily virtuosic guitarist with the voice of some beautiful angel who also happens to be your old, familiar friend.  All of it completely unfair.”

- Justin Paul, writer/composer "La La Land", "Dear Evan Hansen"

"...all Pettis has to offer is his earnest best, a tender heart, packaged in one three-and-a-half minute song after another."

-Jason Killingsworth, Paste Magazine

"Pierce Pettis bares a gentle soul with a keen eye, a soulful voice, and perfect guitar accompaniment for his beautiful songs - a masterful poet treasure"

-Darrell Scott, songwriter/recording artist

"I have loved Pierce's music for many years now-he has the gift of a true inner compass."

-Eliza Gilkyson, songwriter/recording artist

“Pierce Pettis doesn’t write mere songs, he writes literature...End to end the songwriting is brilliant...Pierce Pettis albums are events in my listening. His writing just gets better all the time and his singing is marvelous, wry and warm..." -Sing Out!

"...One of the more vital and critically acclaimed folk stars of recent years."

​-Performing Songwriter Magazine


July 2021


Hi Folks!

Not much happening this month.  Unfortunately, my California tour planned for July had to be cancelled until next year.  So, no live or online shows planned (BTW, thanks to everyone who tuned in for my Memorial Day online show!).  Just taking it easy for now.


But next month, I start touring again with a trip to Texas!  I'll be doing shows in Buda (south of Austin), Dallas (sorry, that one's invitation-only), and San Antonio.   But before that, I'm doing a special Zoom online event for the New Jersey Folk Project.


More on that later ...

In September, I head up the east coast with dates booked (so far) in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Connecticut.  Plenty of dates left to fill on that tour.  So

if you live anywhere from the Carolinas to Maine and would like to book a house concert, etc. just get in touch with me or Mary *(see below).

Even at this late date, I can still add a couple of Texas shows (or LA, OK, AR, MS) in August.  As mentioned above, Mary has me traveling to the northeast and New England in September.  Got some dates close to home in October.  So I guess I'll be looking mostly in the Southeast then.  November through December, I’ll likely be headed back down south to Florida again. If interested, please contact my agent Mary Granata (mary@granataagency.com) or myself here.


PS … You can still order my latest album, "Father's Son" as well as my 5 other Compass Records Group releases (CD, mp3, WAV, or FLAC) here. : )

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E V E N T S​

coming up ...
Monday, August 16

NJ Folk Project Zoom Event



 (7 PM EST)

☞ more info TBA

Saturday, August 21

Wright House Concert

12701 Azalea Circle

Buda, TX (3 PM ... gates open at 2:40)

Thursday, August 26

Private House Concert

*(invitation-only ... sorry)

Dallas, TX  (7:30 PM)

Saturday, August 28

Betty's House Concerts

*(details TBA)

San Antonio, TX

also available!

The New Agrarians!

(Pierce Pettis, Tom Kimmel, and Kate Campbell)

NEW RELEASE! New Pierce Pettis album, Father's Son!!



Pierce Pettis performing "Love Will Always Find a Way"

from his Everything Matters album. Photos by James Madison Thomas (www.jamesmadisonthomas.com)