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Original song "Crossties" performed live at a House Concert on Oct. 16, 2016.

House Concert

NEWS FLASH:

Nice article in the Covenant Companion about Charless Pettee and FolkPsalm.
Read the article online here.


We've got 'em! FolkPsalm album #4, "A Dove on Distant Oaks: Psalms for the Journey" is available in CD or digital formats here.
Read more about the CD here.





Chapel Hill-based Charles Pettee emerges again with another great project, The Iron Mountain Messengers. Read more
 
 
Contact Charles

"Pettee has multifaceted talents as singer, instrumentalist, arranger, and songwriter...an engaging and expressive baritone voice well suited to the songs he writes and sings." -- SingOut! Magazine

"Dear Charles, I wish to thank you for your continued, invaluable contribution to the festival. You are such a pleasure to work with and always the gentleman. As I continue to be impressed by your passion for the music and your desire to “pass it on.”
Trying my best to secure the funding required to move it to #21! Will keep you posted along the way…Wishing you and yours continued health and happiness, Richard"
-- Richard Hurst, Director, Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh, Northern Ireland (following the 20th Anniversary Bluegrass Festival)

"Charles,
Thanks so much for a FANTASTIC performance today at Phillips. We really enjoyed it, and wow, what a reception you got from those kids. Really, really great....
It was really interesting to see how you talked about the history of the different instruments, what they sounded like when played as originally intended, and how different cultures have used the instrument differently, creating an entirely new sound from the same source.
What energy you created and what a great rapport with the audience. We will highly recommend you to other schools in our area.
Thanks again and for being so patient with making this happen.
Best,"
-- PTA contact for Phillips Middle School, NC (Mar 20, 2015)

"Rich, engaging new acoustic and bluegrass arrangements, the most sophisticated and moving music of Pettee's career."
-- Independent Weekly (Durham, NC)

"I ordered "The Way of Manna" for my sister and she was thrilled. She uses it in the adult Sunday School class she teaches in Atlanta."
-- J.C., Gainesville, FL

"Wow! Thanks again for a great concert. I love having the opportunity to work with artists who are not only talented, but are also fantasic performers. You are the best!"
-- Jane Musgrave, NC State University, Division of Student Affairs

"The Shady Grove Band's Charles Pettee plays bluegrass with a fire and intensity you find only in true believers."
-- Spectator magazine (Durham, NC)

"Charles Pettee and FolkPsalm give a refreshing, delightful, and deeply moving concert. I play their CD, Steady Love, constantly. The singers are both soulful and electric, and instrumentalists superb, and, oh the lyrics, they are divine!"
-- Kathy Russell, teacher, Fresh Water Ministries

"Charles Pettee visited Gunn Memorial Public Library on May 12, 2010 and delighted our pre-school patrons, exceptional teens and senior citizens with his gifts of music and story-songs. Charles is a natural born performer with the spirit of a "Bluegrass Boy"!
His mandolin, guitar, harmonica, banjo and voice echoed history as we followed him on a journey to the past. What a magical morning of listening and learning and it is obvious that he loves to share his music as much as we enjoyed hearing it."
-- Rebecca Dellinger, Children's Services, Gunn Memorial Public Library

"Charles Pettee had such an impact on several Chatham County fourth grade history classes when he performed his "Hear The Sound" program, that when the children were asked at the end of last year's classes what they most remembered, students said Pettee's musical demonstration...Music caused them to remember history. That is what we're aiming for."
-- Beverly Perdue, North Carolina Lt. Governor, in a speech to arts supporters

"Please express my appreciation to the members of Chuck and the Waggin' Ears for their usual outstanding performance last Saturday...The Waggin' Ears were a great group to start the day. You are definitely on the "A" list of performing groups we will be calling on next year for some of the events we are planning for Meadowmont Village."
-- Dave Hill, Coordinator, Meadowmont Village Festival (Chapel Hill, NC)

Chuck and the Waggin'Ears chosen as "Presenting Artist of the Year 2007-2008"
--United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

Bluegrass Stomp was wonderful!!  The children and staff at Woodland Heights Elementary loved your performance this morning.  What a treat!
-- June Sereque, Woodland Heights Elementary

My Shows:

For a complete listing, check out the
Calendar Page

Thursday, December 1st
Charles Pettee
Bluegrass Stomp assembly programs

Barnette Elementary School
Charlotte, NC

Wednesday, December 14th
Charles Pettee,
Bluegrass Stomp assembly programs

Cannons Elementary School
Spartanburg, SC

Thursday, December 15th
Charles Pettee
Spartanburg, SC schools

Thursday, January 5th
Charles Pettee
"Digging for the Roots of Bluegrass" residency - Day 5

Efland-Cheeks Elementary School
Elland, NC

Monday, January 9th
Charles Pettee
Immaculata School (AM)
and Durham Academy (PM)
Durham, NC
Day One of Charles' Arts Center In-School Residency

Tuesday, January 10th
Charles Pettee
Estes Hills Elementary
Chaple Hill, NC
Day Two of Charles' Arts Center In-School Residency

Wednesday, January 11th
Charles Pettee
Frank Porter graham ES (AM)
and McDougle ES (PM)
Chapel HIll, NC
Day Three of Charles' Arts Center In-School Residency

Thursday, January 12th
Charles Pettee
The ArtsCenter
Carrboro, NC
Day Four of Charles' Arts Center In-School Residency

Thursday, January 19th
Charles Pettee
Bluegrass Stomp

Broome High School and Abner Creek Elementary School
Spartanburg, SC

Friday, January 20th
Charles Pettee
Bluegrass Stomp

Pine Street Elementary and Chesnee Elementary Schools
Spartanburg, SC

Friday, February 3rd
Charles Pettee
The Roost
Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC

Sunday, February 12
Charles Pettee & FolkPsalm
West Raleigh Presbyterian Church
Raleigh, NC

For a complete listing, check out the
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