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
Sorry I'm a little late updating the site. Hope everyone is getting through the winter ok. I know my friends & family down in Texas have had it pretty rough lately. The good news is springtime is on the way ... so hang in there!
I’ve been doing webcast shows from my home studio at Château PP every few weeks (in addition to whatever live shows that might come up). And each show features an entirely different set of songs —including brand new ones, songs I’ve not done lately, and favorites from my six Compass albums. While I miss being out on the road, this gives me the chance to play for literally hundreds of folks, try out new material, and get feed-back from the audience. So it’s actually pretty great. Hope you guys can tune in.
Speaking of which, only one show so far this month --a songwriter showcase in my hometown of Mentone, AL, featuring some fine local songwriters and sponsored by the Mentone Arts & Cultural Center. Unfortunately, the public can't attend due to COVID. So we'll record it and put the video up online. I’ll probably do another streaming concert later in March and will let you know. Be sure to check my website calendar (www.piercepettis.com/shows) for updates & changes.
As for live dates, I'm looking in the Gulf Coast (Alabama-Louisiana) & the southeast (Florida-Maryland) for March/April. Could do a midwest to west (Illinois to Colorado) tour in late springtime if the virus situation improves. Later, there's a California tour in the works for July and a Texas tour booked for August. I’ll likely be in the northeast and New England in the fall. If interested, please contact my agent Mary Granata or myself here.
E V E N T S
coming up ...
Wednesday, March 10
Songwriter Showcase --featuring Pierce Pettis & hosted by Craig Hendricks