“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.” —Justin Paul (Grammy/Oscar/Tony-winning lyricist/composer, “La La Land” “Dear Evan Hansen”)
“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.” —Washington Post
“Pierce has created a musical body of work that is wide and deep. Dip your toe in anywhere and you will want to hear more of my friend Pierce Pettis!” — John Gorka
Compass Records Group recording artist Pierce Pettis has been around the block a few times. An Alabama native, he began his career at the famous Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Later, he contributed to Fast Folk Musical Magazine in New York, recorded for Windham Hill/High Street Records in Los Angeles, and spent a decade as a staff songwriter for Polygram and Universal Music Publishing in Nashville. His songs have been covered by Dion, Art Garfunkel, Garth Brooks and Joan Baez —as well as David Wilcox, Tim O’Brien, Dar Williams and Claire Lynch … to name a few. His latest album, “Father’s Son” was released by Compass in early 2019 to widespread critical praise. Pierce’s albums can be ordered from his website: piercepettis.com, compassrecords.com or downloaded from iTunes, Amazon, etc.