Recording artist Pierce Pettis to perform at CMC April 9

Pierce Pettis will be in concert at the Civic Media Center April 9 at 8pm. Pierce, adored by both critics and public alike, is one of this generation’s 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. Pettis’ music can simultaneously pull on our hearts and keep us laughing. In live performance his mastery of the craft is moderated with an endearing ADD infused spontaneity.

Pettis has performed in all 48 continental states as well as in Canada and Europe, appeared nine times on American Public Radio’s Mountain Stage, been featured on National Public Radio’s E-town, Morning Edition and World Cafe … appeared on VH-1, CBS News, and the Nashville Network.

Opening the show will be Gainesville’s own Elaine Mahon. Elaine is currently at work on her third CD; her 2013 release Rise has achieved international praise.  She is currently coordinating music at the Sandhill Stage concerts held at Prairie Creek Lodge. Well over 15 years ago the CMC hosted one of her first public shows in Gainesville as a young woman with the hopes of a musical career, at the old West University Ave. location.  She has made good on those dreams, writing beautiful songs that highlight a voice folks have compared to Judy Collins.

The CMC is at 433 S. Main Street. Doors open at 7:30 pm, music at 8, refreshments will be available or can be purchased from the Co-op before the show and brought in. A $10-$15 donation is requested for the artists and to support the CMC. More info is at,, and D

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