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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

October 2021

 

Hi Folks!

I’ve got a ton of dates around the southeast this month: First, I’m playing the Opelika Songwriters Festival in 

OpelikaAL (near Auburn).  This festival was created by Rob & Jen Slocumb, w/their friend, Russell Carter 

*(Indigo Girls manager & founder of the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida) and features songwriters from near & far such as Shawn MullinsKim Richey

Dan NavarroSarah Lee GuthrieJeff BlackLiz Longley & many others!  Honored to be in such good company!

 

Then in VestaviaAL (near Birmingham), I’m sharing the stage with Gospel/Jazz great, Byron Thomas at InSpero’s “Breaking Ground” dinner and concert.  This will be a unique event as visual artists will be onsite creating paintings in response to Byron’s & my music. Afterwards, their works will be auctioned off to support the work of InSpero.  

 

Next, I’m returning to the Chiaha Arts & Crafts Festival in RomeGA.  Then I’m back in Alabama —this time in the Shoals area for the Salt and Pepper Roots Music Series in Florence.  I’ll be sharing the stage with Cash & Dobby —the songwriting team behind popular R&B band, Soul Karnival.  This series is the brainchild of my old friend Russell Gulley and is sponsored by the WC Handy Music FestivalAlabama Folklife Association and funded in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.  

 

Finally, I’ll head down to Florida for the Singer/Songwriter Saturday series in Tallahassee.

And in November, I'm headed to Texas.  More on that later ... 

Meanwhile, have a great October!  --Pierce

 

PS  Got N. Florida & Panhandle dates booked for the 1st weekend in December.  Could use some more shows further south in Florida or along the Gulf Coast.  If interested, please contact my agent Mary Granata (mary@granataagency.com) or myself here.

 --Pierce

Also … 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 ...
Friday-Sunday, October 15-17

OPELIKA SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

presented by Russell Carter Productions & The Sound Wall

Pierce's set locations & times:

Friday - John Emerald Distillery, 6:30 PM

Saturday - Jailhouse at Rock n Roll Pinball, 6:30 PM

Opelika, AL (all day & evening)

Monday, October 18

INSPERO’s “Breaking Ground” dinner and concert

Leaf and Petal at the Summit

w/jazz-gospel great, Byron Thomas

Vestavia, AL (7 PM)

Saturday, October 23

CHIAHA ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

*(at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds)

Rome, GA (set time: noon-12:45 PM)

Thursday, October 28

SALT AND PEPPER MUSIC SERIES

*(at UNA's Mane Room)

w/Cash & Dobby

Florence, AL (7 PM)

Saturday, October 30

SINGER/SONGWRITER SATURDAYS

Tallahassee, FL (2 PM)

Thursday, November 18

Private House Concert

*(sorry ... invitation-only)

Dallas, TX (7:30 PM)

 
Friday, November 19

DENTON HOUSE CONCERT

Fort Worth, TX (7 PM)

Saturday, November 20

COMMUNITY CONCERT

at Wildwood Assembly

Canyon Lake, TX (3 PM)

Sunday, November 21

HARMONY HOUSE CONCERTS

at Wildscape Acres Ranch

Bonham, TX (4 PM)

also available!

The New Agrarians!

(Pierce Pettis, Tom Kimmel, and Kate Campbell)

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

V I D E O

T W I T T E R

Pierce Pettis performing "Love Will Always Find a Way"

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