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Trinity House Theatre
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia, MI 48152

Pierce Pettis w/ Carly Bins – June 14, 2019

Advance tickets for Pierce Pettis must be purchased at this link.

A songwriters songwriter, Pierce Pettis is back with his first new studio album in nearly a decade with FATHERS SON. Featuring 10 tracks, including a cover of Jesse Winchesters A Showmans Life, Pettis writes about friends hes lost, childhood memories, and the relationships hes experienced both as a son and a father on these deeply moving, literate songs. Pettis, who first came to recognition as part of the Fast Folk movement in New York that featured fellow artists as Shawn Colvin, John Gorka and Suzanne Vega, moved to Nashville in the 90s and worked for years as a staff writer for Polygram Records before breaking out on his own as a solo recording and touring artist. FATHERS SON, reuniting Pettis with producer Garry West, was recorded live on the floor, with the band, with minimal overdubs, to create the energy authenticity of the sessions.

Pierce Pettis, adored by both critics and public alike, is one of this generations most masterful songwriters. His music is distinguished by his uncanny ability to capture universals in human experience by drawing on the humor and trials in daily life. Beautiful melodies, strong guitar work, and Pierces rich vocals are a constant throughout his body of work.

Pettis has performed in 49 of 50 states as well as in Canada and Europe, appeared on American Public Radios Mountain Stage, been featured on National Public Radios E- town, Morning Edition and World Cafe appeared on VH-1, CBS News, and the Nashville Network.

During his long career Pettis has been a writer/artist at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama and a staff songwriter for Polygram/Universal Music in Nashville. Artists covering his songs range from Garth Brooks, Art Garfunkel, and Dion to Clair Lynch, Tim OBrien, and Joan Baez. After three critically acclaimed albums on Windham Hill/ High Street, Pettis joined Compass Records in Nashville, releasing five albums including That Kind of Love (2009), which received rave reviews from XM/ Sirius Satellite Radio, Paste Magazine, Performing Songwriter, American Songwriter, The (London, UK) Sunday Express . . . to name a few. In 2014, he joined a co-effort with Kate Campbell and Tom Kimmel to release New Agrarians Songs and Stories of the Southland. Pettis also appeared on the 2013 release, A Very Blue Rock Christmas along with Ruthie Foster, David Wilcox, Terri Hendrix, Sara Hickman and many others.

Ever since her first “gig” as a 6-year-old singing in her elementary school’s annual talent show, Carly Bins has loved to perform.

Now a Nashville-based college sophomore, Carly is an accomplished singer-songwriter with a voice that’s a cross between Colbie Caillat, Melissa Etheridge and Taylor Swift. Her mature look and stage presence lead many people to believe she’s far older than her actual age.

Carly has performed extensively in Michigan and Ohio, including multi-day music festivals Electric Forest and LaureLive; the Ohio State Fair; the Michigan State Fair (she was the 2015 Michigan State Fair Superstar); listening rooms; and other local festivals, wineries, breweries, etc. – as well as opening for a number of local, regional and international touring musicians. She has also served as a volunteer musician with Giving Songs (a 501(c)(3) that supports families with legally blind, multi-disabled children) since 2013, recording multiple songs for the non-profit and performing at several fundraising events.

Carly’s debut EP, 3 A.M., was released March 22, 2016. Her single – Not Meant to Be – was released on July 18, 2017. And her latest single – Home – was released on September 7, 2018.