In 1987, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis celebrated two milestones, the birth of his daughter Grace and winning the New Folk Award at the Kerrville Folk Festival. In 40 years of the Kerrville Folk Festival there had never been any legacy winners, but in 2011 Grace did her father proud by winning the New Folk Award herself. Grace and Pierce Pettis will be performing together in concert Saturday January 26th, 8:00 pm at the Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton United Methodist Church).
Since the release of her self-titled debut album in the fall of 2009, Grace Pettis has been steadily building her reputation in the music industry. Her second album “Two Birds” recorded at the renowned Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio outside Austin, has already received accolades including a five-star review in the October 2012 issue of the British music magazine Maverick.
Grace twice performed on the Main Stage this past summer at the Kerrville Folk Festival, including a duo show with her father Pierce. Now a seasoned troubadour, Grace’s 20-city “Two Birds” Release Tour took her from Austin to Boston and she will be a Showcase Artist at the 2013 International Folk Alliance Conference in Toronto.
Pierce Pettis first attracted notice as a staff writer at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios when his “Song at the End of the Movie” found its way on Joan Baez’s 1979 album “Honest Lullaby”. His varied musical career has featured multiple albums for the High Street and Compass record labels and a stint as a staff songwriter at PolyGram. Pierce’s honors include a 1999 ASCAP Country Music Award for the Garth Brooks hit “You Move Me” and his songs have covered by a wide range of artists from Art Garfunkel to Dar Williams.
For additional information about Grace Pettis visit www.gracepettis.com
To learn more about Pierce Pettis see www.piercepettis.com