Coming together on one stage, Pierce Pettis, Kate Campbell, and Tom Kimmel, capture the heart of Americana tales with country-folk tunes in their latest collaboration, THE NEW AGRARIANS. As described by Pettis, they’re very much like a rootsy or “red-neck version of Peter, Paul, and Mary.”
Southern folk poet, PIERCE PETTIS, returns with his Americana vocals and strong roots guitar. Performing Songwriter Magazine calls him, “One of the more vital and critically acclaimed folk stars of recent years.” Garth Brooks, Joan Baez, David Wilcox, Art Garfunkel, Tom Kimmel, Dar Williams, and Claire Lynch (among others) have all covered his songs. He has received many honors & awards for his songwriting, including a “Country Music” award from ASCAP for his song, “You Move Me,” recorded by Garth Brooks.
KATE CAMPBELL is not only one of the premier country-folk, and gospel songwriters, she’s also an eloquent storyteller. With over 11 CDs, she’s worked with some of the biggest names in the business. Her music’s been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and on Mountain Stage. With her compassionate tone and sometimes-quirky approach, she’s made a musical niche for herself telling stories, exploring the complex topics of race, religion, history and human relationships.
As an incredible performer and poet, TOM KIMMEL’s business card facetiously reads, “Overnight Success,” but the truth is far from it. After graduating college he worked odd jobs, from as a short order cook to a lab technician, but soon was on his way to establishing himself as an award winning songwriter (Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Shawn Colvin, Waylon Jennings, Joe Cocker, Randy Travis and a host of others) and critically acclaimed performing artist (seven albums).
When: Friday, March 30, 2012 – 8:00PM
Where: Eddies Attic
515-B North McDonough Street
What is the name of the first major recording star to cover one of Pierce Pettis’ songs on their album?
Entry Deadline: Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012