Pierce Pettis started out in a musical family, gravitated to guitar and formed a number of “horrible” bands (his phrase) while in middle and high school. Ultimately he has written songs for himself and others and performed all over the world.
Back in the day, Pierce wrote songs in a variety of genres and landed an unpaid staff writer position at Muscle Shoals Sounds Studios. His song, “Song at the End of the Movie” can be heard on Joan Baez’s Honest Lullaby album in 1979. Pierce later released three albums under a division of the Windham Hill label, While the Serpent Lies Sleeping, Tinseltown, and Chase the Buffalo. Pierce is a prolific songwriter and has had songs recorded by Dar Williams, Garth Brooks, and Art Garfunkel, among others.
Now, Pierce is focused on his craft, his songwriting, and his recording. His latest solo project is Father’s Son released by Compass Records Group in 2019.
And, while all of that is amazing and shows Pierce's incredible talent and longevity as a songwriter, it doesn't begin to do justice to his mastery of the guitar.