WSCA Radio and The Button Factory Stage welcome Pierce Pettis with David Webb. Local singer/songwriter Larry Newman opens. Doors open at 7PM. $10
Pierce Pettis began his long career as a writer/artist at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama and later as a staff songwriter for Polygram/Universal Music in Nashville. Often called “a songwriter’s songwriter” his works have been covered by artists ranging from Garth Brooks and Dion to Joan Baez and Art Garfunkel. Pettis’ fifth album for Compass Records Group, “That Kind of Love” (2009), received rave reviews from XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, Paste Magazine, Performing Songwriter, American Songwriter, The (London, UK) Sunday Express, Image Quarterly . . . to name a few. More recently, “New Agrarians” —a co-effort with Kate Campbell and Tom Kimmel was released in November of 2014.
“Father’s Son.” Pettis’ new solo project for Compass Records Group, was released January of 2019 and is receiving widespread critical praise in the US, UK and Europe. This year, Pierce was inducted into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). Compass Records Group has submitted “Father’s Son” for Grammy consideration.
“Unlike a lot of his contemporaries, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis doesn’t belong to the ‘me generation.’ He’s more likely to sing of his surroundings than himself, and frequently draws on his Southern background for inspiration and color.” – The Washington Post