Our next show will be at the Museum of Commerce located in Historic Pensacola on Thursday, August 2, 2018. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Our featured artists are Pierce Pettis, Mean Mary, and Roman Street.
Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased in advance online until 2:00 p.m. on the day of the show. You will receive an email confirmation of your purchase. Simply check-in at the door under your name. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if seats are available. Seating is first-come first-served.
Pierce Pettis has been a staff songwriter for PolyGram Records, a world renowned performer and a recording artist with a dozen studio albums to his credit. His songs have been recorded by many popular artists including Susan Ashton, Dar Williams, Garth Brooks and Art Garfunkel.
After a lifetime of crafting finely-wrought, heart-touching songs, Pierce feels that he’s finally found his comfort zone. “The biggest change,” he says of this point in his career, “has been getting over myself and realizing this is a job and a craft, and the purpose is not fame and fortune (whatever that is) but simply doing good work.”
Pierce is currently working on a new album for Compass Records Group which will be released later in 2018.
Mean Mary (Mary James), is the youngest of six children. She was born in Geneva, Alabama, although her family lived in Florida, a couple miles below the Alabama line. Her mom, author Jean James, and dad, William James, lived a very nomadic lifestyle. When Mary was four, they packed up the family and moved from Florida to Northern Minnesota, near the Canadian border, to rough it in the wilds.
An accomplished musician, Mary is a banjo virtuoso. In addition to her busy touring and performance schedule, Mary produces her own TV show, produces music for herself and other artists, is co-writing a novel trilogy about the music world, and is an endorsing artist for Deering Banjos.
Brothers Noah and Josh Thompson have been playing together as Roman Street since their college days. Named for an old roman road in the Alps, the duo specializes in the improvisational fusion of classical, Romani and jazz, with Latin, and nuevo flamenco.
A departure from the over-produced music that is seemingly everywhere today, Roman Street keeps it simple. They produce beautifully organic sound on acoustic instruments. Whether performing as a guitar duo, or with a backing band, Roman Street astounds the listeners with music that appeals to fans of many diverse genres.