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
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Just found out my June 11th date in Birmingham, AL is moving to sometime in August --as well as dates with Dana Cooper at the White Horse in Black Mtn., NC & Eddie Owen Presents in the Atlanta area. I'll post those when they're confirmed, so be sure & check back at my calendar page. No dates in June/July at this point. The good news is I've been writing and recording some pretty great stuff (if I do say so myself) and can't WAIT to play it for you when I finally get back on the road!
Meanwhile, 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 late summer and fall. And having a couple of extra shows on the schedule (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. It'll explain all the wheres and hows.
Right now, I'm looking for dates pretty much anywhere east of the Rockies in July, August & September... and Texas & southwest dates (w/Dana Cooper) in October. Looking in the southeast & midwest for November and Florida in December. Also booking California and Texas dates for summer of 2021. 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 have a great summer in spite of everything : )
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