HRMS Presents "PIERCE PETTIS + DAVID WEBB :: MATINEE SHOW AT HEALTHY RHYTHM”
Healthy Rhythm Music Services Presents "PIERCE PETTIS + DAVID WEBB :: MATINEE SHOW AT HEALTHY RHYTHM" • Sunday afternoon, January 26th, in The Listening Room of Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, located at historic Sampler Square (68 S Grand Ave) in downtown Montrose, Colorado!
All Reserve Seating. Advance Main Gallery and Studio Gallery reserved seats available. After show Meet & Greet with musician is included. Advance purchase is recommended. This is a ticketless event. Show is limited to 50 concertgoers. Admission is $2 more Day of Show (if available).
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Concert starts at 2 p.m. Street and rear lot parking available.
After a lifetime of crafting finely-wrought, heart-touching songs, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis feels that he’s finally found his comfort zone. “The biggest change,” he says of this point in his career “has been getting over myself and realizing this is a job and a craft. And the purpose is not fame and fortune (whatever that is) but simply doing good work.”
“From the time I was very little, I always had the music going in my head,” Pettis explains. “Like my own personal soundtrack or something. I also come from a fairly musical family: my mother went to music school and was an excellent organist and pianist. And my sisters all played piano and other instruments. In school, I met other kids who wanted to be rock stars, just like me. From the time we were around 10 or so up through high school, we put together various bands -- all of them horrible.”
His “horrible” bands didn’t deter him though and even though he had a nagging feeling (“I thought I was supposed to be a doctor or something.”) he persevered, not only playing music but writing songs in a mix of rock, folk, country and R&B genres that landed him an unpaid position as a staff writer for Muscle Shoals Sounds Studios. While there, his track “Song at the End of the Movie” found its way to Joan Baez’s 1979 album Honest Lullaby.
Pettis hit the road and became a member of the “Fast Folk” movement in New York in the mid-1980’s. He released one independent solo album, Moments (1984) before signing with High Street Records, a division of Windham Hill. There, he released three albums: While the Serpent Lies Sleeping (1989), Tinseltown (1991), and Chase the Buffalo (1993). His relationship with Tinseltown producer Mark Heard transcended the album. After Heard’s untimely death in 1992, Pettis committed to including a song of Heard’s on every one of his own albums, a practice that continues to this day.
Pettis was a staff songwriter for PolyGram from 1993-2000 and when his High Street contract ended, Pettis signed to Compass Records where he has released Making Light of It (1996), Everything Matters (1998), State of Grace (2001), and Great Big World (2004). Pierce Pettis’ songs have been recorded by artists including Susan Ashton, Dar Williams, Garth Brooks and Art Garfunkel.
Pettis currently lives in Alabama with his youngest son. His most recent album, "That Kind of Love" on Compass Records was released January 27 2009. In 2014, "New Agrarians --Songs & Stories of the Southland" was released, a co-effort by Pierce Pettis, Kate Campbell & Tom Kimmel. “Father’s Son”, Pettis’ newest solo project for Compass Records Group, was released January of 2019 to widespread critical praise in the US, UK and Europe. WWW,PIERCEPETTIS,COM
Joining Pierce on select dates is his old friend, keyboardist David Webb. A Boston native, Webb is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Relocating to Florida, he worked with the late Allman Brothers drummer, Butch Trucks as house band leader at his Pegasus Studios. Butch described David as “one of the very finest keyboardists and arrangers I’ve worked with. His creativity, attention to detail, and passion are inspiring”. While at Pegasus, David scored a number of projects for documentaries, film & dance as well as doing session work.
David and Pierce met during this time, when Pierce was an artist on Windham Hill / High Street. They toured the country in support of Pierce's three releases on that label. David also lended his talents to Pierce's first album for Compass Records Group, “Making Light of It” and they toured in support of that, as well. Driving Pierce's old beat-up van, they played pretty much every state in the Union, carrying a full sound system, David’s keyboards, Pierce's gear, etc.
Afterwards, David worked with Capitol recording artists Mason Dixon, which eventually led him to Austin, TX. He has since become a well-known and well-respected fixture in its vibrant and diverse music scene. Racking up over 200 album credits, he’s worked with Jazz, Blues, Country and Americana artists ranging from Jerry Jeff Walker to Rosie Flores. Perhaps best-known as keyboardist for the Jimmy LaFave Band, David toured extensively with Jimmy and contributed to several of his critically-acclaimed albums. David also recorded an album of his original jazz compositions for regional label, Last Chance Records.
Recently David & Pierce reunited to play some dates in Florida. Not having worked together in so many years, they were both pleased and excited at how great they sounded —especially on the new material from Pierce's newest release, “Father’s Son”. So they've decided to work together in support of the new are currently playing select dates together throughout the US.
HEALTHY RHYTHM MUSIC SERVICES
Healthy Rhythm Music Services (HRMS) is an arm of Healthy Rhythm Creative Group. The mission of HRMS is to Identify, Manage, Enhance, and Promote Indie Artists and Bands who have a deep commitment to a career in music as their primary focus.
HEALTHY RHYTHM ART GALLERY
Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery (HRAG) is about Art and Music. The Gallery affords diverse individuals a user-friendly space to create, exhibit, and sell a variety of artwork. The Gallery, located at 68 S Grand Ave in Montrose, Colorado, also houses an intimate Live Performance Venue. Gallery hours Monday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Open later when Live Music and other events occur. Advance appointment only on Sunday. WWW.HEALTHYRHYTHM.NET
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*There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. All sales are final. The only exception to this policy is if a show is cancelled. In the event of show cancellation, seating purchases will be honored when the show is rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled show, your seating purchase will be refunded at the point of service minus any fees that may apply.
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