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

"A Dove on Distant Oaks" CD release concert and Benefit for Habitat for Humanity
University Baptist Church
100 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC
8:00 pm
$10 suggested donation.
Download the flyer 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.

Pine Cone's Bluegrass Camp nominated for an International Bluegrass Music Association"s (IBMA) 2015 Momentum Award. Charles teaches at this camp! Read about it here.

Chapel Hill-based Charles Pettee emerges again withanother great project, The Iron Mountain Messengers. Read more
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"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)

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.
-- 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

Friday, September 23rd
The Shady Grove Band
Duke Fuqua School of Business
Durham, NC
Private event

Wednesday, September 28th
Charles Pettee Trio, (with Fiddlin' Al McCanless and Jef Walter) IBMA sponsored Bluegrass performance
Lockhart Elementary School
Raleigh, NC

Thursday, September 29th
Charles Pettee Trio
IBMA sponsored Bluegrass performance

Hodge Road Elementary School
Raleigh, NC

Saturday, October 1st
Charles Pettee and Friends
"Heritage Day Festival' 

Oakview Historic County Park
Raleigh, NC

Friday, October 14th
Charles Pettee
Bluegrass Stomp assembly programs

Philips Middle School
Chapel Hill, NC

Sunday, October 16th
Charles Pettee, Robbie Link, Fiddlin' Allen Mccanless and Mark Simonsen
in concert at 
Charles and Katy Murphey's house
3320 Chicken Bridge Road
Pittsboro, NC  27312
Doors: 4:30 Music starts: 5:00
hors d'oeuvres provided, "byob"
Hat will be passed for donations

Wednesday, October 19th
Charles Pettee
Bluegrass Stomp
Creekside Elementary School
Durham, NC

Wednesday, October 26th
Charles Pettee
Songwriting workshops

Brooks Elementary School
Raleigh, NC

Saturday, November 5th
Charles Pettee
Honeysuckle Tea House
near Chapel HIll, NC

Thu.-Fri., November 10th-11th
Charles Pettee
Hold for Spartanburg SC area schools

Thursday, November 17th
Charles Pettee
Bluegrass Stomp assembly program

Barringer Academy
Charlotte, NC

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

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

Sunday, February 19th
Charles Pettee
Psalms interpretation workshop

West Raleigh Presbyterian Church
Raleigh, NC

For a complete listing, check out the
Calendar Page

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