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
I’ve got a ton of dates around the southeast this month: First, I’m playing the Opelika Songwriters Festival in
Opelika, AL (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 Mullins, Kim Richey,
Dan Navarro, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Jeff Black, Liz Longley & many others! Honored to be in such good company!
Then in Vestavia, AL (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 Rome, GA. 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 Festival, Alabama 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or myself here.
E V E N T S
coming up ...
Friday-Sunday, October 15-17
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
Leaf and Petal at the Summit
w/jazz-gospel great, Byron Thomas
Vestavia, AL (7 PM)
Saturday, October 23
*(at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds)
Rome, GA (set time: noon-12:45 PM)
Thursday, October 28
*(at UNA's Mane Room)
w/Cash & Dobby
Florence, AL (7 PM)
Saturday, October 30
Tallahassee, FL (2 PM)
Thursday, November 18
*(sorry ... invitation-only)
Dallas, TX (7:30 PM)
Friday, November 19
Fort Worth, TX (7 PM)
Saturday, November 20
at Wildwood Assembly
Canyon Lake, TX (3 PM)
Sunday, November 21
at Wildscape Acres Ranch
Bonham, TX (4 PM)