Charles Pettee/ Hear the Sound Prod.

Assembly Performance, Workshop

  • Hay Street

Service Description

Charles Pettee is a guitar, mandolin, and banjo-wielding singer and songwriter originally from Asheville, NC with a strong commitment to music education who loves sharing the catchy rhythms and melodies of southern Bluegrass and Folk music, as well as the segregation-defying stories behind this culturally diverse tapestry of sounds. Since fronting NC’s world-traveling Shady Grove Band for over 25 years, Mr. Pettee has become a master teaching artist and music educator whose programs and residencies feature interactive audience participation and are in high demand throughout North and South Carolina. Mr. Pettee has proudly logged over 6,000 performances over the course of his career. Assembly Performance: Bluegrass Stomp (PK-5) “Bluegrass Stomp” is an interactive romp through the musical styles from around the world that combine to make up North Carolina Folk and Bluegrass music. Students will enjoy Irish Jigs, Spanish Flamenco, Gospel, Southern Blues, and Bluegrass, as Pettee performs with guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and voice, inviting call-response singing, clapping on beat, Q & A, and spontaneous audience lyrics! Pettee weaves historic information into his presentation with grace and humor as he invites everyone to “own” a portion of this unique NC style of music! (K-2 & 3-5 program options available!) Grade Levels K-12 Maximums 600 Students, 50 minutes, 3/day Special Populations Technical Requirements Mr. Pettee provides complete sound system. Requests access to set up 90 minutes prior to first assembly program. Total Fee 1 performance - $600 / 2 performances (same day and same school) - $900 Virtual Engagement - Bluegrass Stomp Curated video clips enhance Mr. Pettee’s live virtual performance of NC's boundary-crossing, multicultural Folk and Bluegrass music. Join in, singing along live, and even dance in class! (K-2): Enjoy hearing the guitar, the mandolin, the banjo, the harmonica, and sing along with numbers such as, “Ain’t No Bugs on Me,” “This Little Light of Mine,” and more! (3-5) Unlimited Students, 50 minutes, 4/day Technical Requirements Zoom, Google Meet, or platform of the school's choice Residency - Digging for the Roots of NC Bluegrass Music Mr. Pettee loves the classroom, where live performance, Q&A, and curated videos enrich as we sing and learn! Grade Levels K-5 Maximums 30 Students, 60 minutes, 4/day Total Fee 1 performance - $700 / day (3-5 day options) Website

Contact Details

  • 301 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC, USA