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
N E W S
Just a couple of dates this month: 1 online show, 1 live show, and a combination live and online show. First, I’ll be joining the likes of Peter Yarrow, Eliza Gilkyson, Rod MacDonald, Robin Batteau and others, doing an online set for the Greenwich Village Folk Festival —usually held in NYC, but this year held virtually everywhere! Watch online here.
After that, I’ll be both live and online at the Blue Note Grill in Durham, NC … hosted by my pal,
Rebecca Newton. You can join us online here. And finally, that private house concert near Nashville that I was supposed to do last month got rained out. So we moved the date to September —but it’s still invitation-only *(sorry).
Meanwhile, many kind folks have asked how they can help musicians recover from the current crisis & I suggest the VERY best way to help me & other traveling musicians is HOUSE CONCERTS! This will boost our finances (and morale) greatly. 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. It'll explain all the wheres and hows.
As for dates, I'm looking pretty much anywhere that's open for November and in Florida for December.
Looking for bookings EVERYWHERE in 2021 --including a California tour in July & a Texas tour in August. So if interested, please contact my agent Mary Granata or myself here.
Of course, I'll try and keep everyone up to date as things evolve. Meanwhile, please stay safe and look ahead to better times : )
E V E N T S
coming up ...
Sunday, September 6
Greenwich Village Folk Festival online
NYC & everywhere! (7-10 PM)
Friday, September 11
Eddie Owen Presents at the
Red Clay Music Foundry
--w/limited seating AND live-streamed
Durham, NC (8 PM)
Friday, September 18
*Private House Concert
--invitation only *(sorry)