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


April  2021


Happy Springtime!

Hope things are nice where you are.  I have a couple of live-stream-only shows this month:  The first is an in-the-round hosted by my old friend, Paul Reisler, with Elisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd.  It’s the “Because We Have Music” Livestream Concert Series, sponsored by Kid Pan Alley.  Hope you can join us Sunday, April 11th.

Then on April 14th —which is my birthday (also the day Lincoln was shot & the Titanic went down), I’ll be doing a special birthday concert with my daughter, Grace Pettis.  Grace will be live from Texas and I will be live from Alabama, but we’ll be virtually together : )  Grace is promoting the show as part of her regular webcast series and we’re calling it “Give Pierce a Chance”.  Hope you can join us for that one, as well.

As for live dates, I'm looking in the Gulf Coast (Alabama-Louisiana) & the southeast (Florida-Maryland) late April - May.  Possibly a midwest to west (Illinois to Colorado) tour in late springtime if the virus situation improves (If not, then maybe in the fall or spring of ‘22).  In June, I might squeeze in some live dates in Virginia, the Carolinas & Maryland.  Later, there is a California tour planned for July and several dates booked for a Texas tour in August.  Mary is looking for dates for me in the northeast and New England in the fall.  November through December, I’ll likely be headed back down south to Florida again. If interested, please contact my agent Mary Granata 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 ...
     *( these dates are live-stream only)
Sunday, April 11


w/Alisa Fineman & Kimbal Hurd, hosted by Paul Reisler and presented

by Kid Pan Alley

Online (7 PM Eastern Time)

IMPORTANT: be sure to RSVP before showtime at Eventbrite: 


Wednesday, April 14


--a Pettis-Palooza Special featuring Grace & Pierce Pettis!

*(be sure to check in before showtime)

Online  (6:30 PM Central Time)

How to Watch: 

1. Become a Grace Pettis patron at www.patreon.com/gracepettis (webcasts are free for patrons).


2. One-time tickets start at $5: https://givepierceachance.rsvpify.com


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)