Pierce Pettis

Mon. May 20, 2019 at 7:00pm EDT
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Pierce Pettis

Sportsmen's Tavern 

326 Amherst St.

Buffalo NY 14207


Monday May 20 @ 7pm

Pierce Pettis



"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.  His songs have been covered by artists ranging from Garth Brooks and Dion to Joan Baez and Art Garfunkel.  Pettis' fifth album for Compass Records (Nashville), "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 in January of 2019.”


Here are some quotes from some of my fellow songwriters and artists:

“I have loved Pierce’s music for many years now —he has the gift of a true inner compass” --Eliza Gilkyson


“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.” —Justin Paul (Grammy/Oscar/Tony-winning lyricist/composer, “La La Land” “Dear Evan Hansen”)


“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


“Pierce Pettis has created a musical body of work that is wide and deep. If you haven’t discovered him yet check out the song “Legacy”, an early masterpiece, or his latest record, “Father’s Son”. Dip your toe in anywhere and you will want to hear more of my friend Pierce Pettis!” — John Gorka


As a solo, I cover a wide range specializing in alternate guitar tunings, harmonica, story-telling and a bit of stand-up —as well as drawing from my extensive catalog of songs and covers.  For an example of my solo performance, please look at these clips:


“My Little Girl” (w/comedy bit): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1oqhxObBc&list=PLFFr-yNIDkC9_v0wnYUlv6X2xonRFBmdK&index=8


“Adventures of Me” —1st music video from “Father’s Son”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7kIKA0vBok


“For Ramona”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_Ex2jONW8k


For more into,  here are links to my website: http://www.piercepettis.com, ReverbNation page: https://www.reverbnation.com/piercepettis, and Sonic Bids EPK (electronic press kit): https://www.sonicbids.com/band/piercepettis/, as well as my Facebook band page: https://www.facebook.com/piercepettismusic/


As for concert promotion, I maintain a monthly email newsletter (4K plus subscribers), a Facebook presence with 5K “friends” … not to mention publicity and tour support from Compass Records Group —currently the largest independent record group in the world.


So if that date would work for you —or if you’d like to look further down the road, just let me know.  BTW, I love the Hunter S. Thompson quote : )


Coming to see the show from out of town? Please visit our friends at the Adams Mark Hotel.


Please call 716-845-5100 to get a special Sportsmen’s Tavern Rate for Concert Series Ticket Holders.

Or try the Best Western on Delaware Avenue



Please Note that the artists have a 3 hour window to complete the show. This does not meant the performance will be 3 hours in length.




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Sportsmens Tavern 326 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
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