Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sundilla Opens 2014 Friday (1/10) with Pierce Pettis, I'm with Farnz on Thursday (1/9)

S/S Pierce Pettis plays Sunilla Friday night (1/10)
I'll be at Mama Mocha (414 S. Gay St.) Thursday night (1/9) from 6-8 PM playing with singer/songwriter Dan "Farnz" Schwartz and drummer David Zuwiyya. I sat in with them for the first time at Eighth & Rail in Opelika the night of the LSU game (fall something, 2013). Dan has a huge book of original songs and also covers some blues, rock and 50s music. He's a strong guitarist and keyboardist, and presents his music so matter-of-factly that it's easy to miss how intricate and thoughtful it is. Stylistically, there are occasional notions of punk and country music but I'd put him in the rock category if I had to.

Here's a CD Baby link to a ton of Dan's songs to sample and download. Come check out his honest and often very funny perspective on life and love. I'm checking on whether coffee drinks will be served. Probably so.


Sundilla's 2014 Series Opens Friday with Pierce Pettis

The embedded video at the top of this post is of singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis MAL. Pettis will appear in concert on Friday (1/10) to kick off the Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series's third decade in Auburn. The concert will be at the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 7:30 PM. Admission is $15 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased for $12 from Spicer's Music, Mama Mocha and online at www.sundillamusic.com. There will be free coffee, tea, water and food, and the series invites people to bring whatever food or beverage they prefer. Below is from series coordinator Bailey Jones at Sundilla's website.
There are certain performers who, when they express an interest in coming to Sundilla, you say “Yes!” and then start doing whatever you can to make it work. Pierce Pettis is one of those performers. If people ever found out that we could have booked Pierce but didn’t, it would be time to join the Witness Protection program. He’s just that popular… and with good reason.

Pierce is 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. The beautiful harmonies, inventive yet subtle percussion, strong guitar, and Pierce’s rich vocals are a constant throughout his body of work. Read more.

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