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Pierce Pettis and Tom Prasada-Rao Presented by Six String

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Show | 11am
After a lifetime of crafting finely-wrought, heart-touching songs, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis feels that he’s finally found his comfort zone. “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; 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 before signing with High Street Records, a division of Windham Hill. There, he released three albums. “His writing just gets better all the time and his singing is marvelous, wry and warm…” -Sing Out! Tom Prasada-Rao is a musician’s musician – an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early nineties. His voice belies his musicianship and his extraordinary songs. From Rishi’s Garden with it’s homage to Ravi Shankar to the groove of Sleeping Beauty , Tom’s music is melodic, ambitious, and reverent. Will Call tickets may be picked up at the box office beginning one hour prior to the concert.