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“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
"...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
“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"
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April UPDATE 2020
Hi folks , As you know, I've had to cancel or re-schedule the rest of my March dates and almost all of my April dates. Sad to tell you we've just canceled April 23 in the Muscle Shoals, AL area. Was really looking forward to that one --as I would have been co-billed with Percy Sledge's son, Howell. However, my guest lecture for the Covenant College songwriting class originally scheduled for Tuesday Mar 24, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday Apr 14th (my birthday). And as of this writing (Mar 31), the concert in Birmingham, AL is still on for April 29.
BTW, many kind folks have asked how they can help during the current shut-down by offering to pay for tickets to canceled shows, online concerts, etc. All good, but I wanted to suggest what I feel is the VERY best way to help me & other traveling musicians: HOUSE CONCERTS. Eventually, we will all need to get back to work ... certainly by this summer. And having a couple of extra shows in the calendar (especially mid-week) will do far more good for our finances and morale than anything you can do now. It will give us hope for the future --and we'll all have a great time! So if you or someone you know would like to sponsor a house concert for me or any other wandering minstrel, please check out my blog on this website.
Of course, I'll try and keep everyone up to date as things evolve. Meanwhile, please stay safe and enjoy your time at home.
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