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Pierce Pettis
Trinity House Theatre
Livonia, MI
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Pierce Pettis
A songwriters songwriter, Pierce Pettis is back with his first new studio album in nearly a decade with FATHERS SON. Featuring 10 tracks, including a cover of Jesse Winchesters A Showmans Life, Pettis writes about friends hes lost, childhood memories, and the relationships hes experienced both as a son and a father on these deeply moving, literate songs. Pettis, who first came to recognition as part of the Fast Folk movement in New York that featured fellow artists as Shawn Colvin, John Gorka and Suzanne Vega, moved to Nashville in the 90s and worked for years as a staff writer for Polygram Records before breaking out on his own as a solo recording and touring artist. FATHERS SON, reuniting Pettis with producer Garry West, was recorded live on the floor, with the band, with minimal overdubs, to create the energy authenticity of the sessions.

Pierce Pettis, adored by both critics and public alike, is one of this generations most masterful songwriters. His music is distinguished by his uncanny ability to capture universals in human experience by drawing on the humor and trials in daily life. Beautiful melodies, strong guitar work, and Pierces rich vocals are a constant throughout his body of work.

Pettis has performed in 49 of 50 states as well as in Canada and Europe, appeared on American Public Radios Mountain Stage, been featured on National Public Radios E- town, Morning Edition and World Cafe  appeared on VH-1, CBS News, and the Nashville Network.

During his long career Pettis has been a writer/artist at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama and a staff songwriter for Polygram/Universal Music in Nashville. Artists covering his songs range from Garth Brooks, Art Garfunkel, and Dion to Clair Lynch, Tim OBrien, and Joan Baez. After three critically acclaimed albums on Windham Hill/ High Street, Pettis joined Compass Records in Nashville, releasing five albums including That Kind of Love (2009), which received rave reviews from XM/ Sirius Satellite Radio, Paste Magazine, Performing Songwriter, American Songwriter, The (London, UK) Sunday Express . . . to name a few. In 2014, he joined a co-effort with Kate Campbell and Tom Kimmel to release New Agrarians Songs and Stories of the Southland. Pettis also appeared on the 2013 release, A Very Blue Rock Christmas along with Ruthie Foster, David Wilcox, Terri Hendrix, Sara Hickman  and many others.


Trinity House Theatre (View)
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia, MI 48152
United States


Music > Americana
Music > Folk
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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