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Mapping the Arts in Easthampton, Southampton, & Westhampton

Glenn Pettit

Singer-Songwriter-Fingerstyle Guitarist-Early Blues Aficionado/Historian, Music Teacher

From the genesis of a Piedmont Blues base, an individual style that encompasses seemingly disparate genres that meld not only the musical, but also, the visual and theatrical arts as well.

Born and raised near NYC and currently residing in Easthampton, MA., Glenn has been a part of numerous music and literary scenes for many years. A self-proclaimed "Egyptian-Reggae/Delta-Punk Fingerpicker," he's been compared stylistically to such contemporaries as Lou Reed and Bruce Cockburn. With his improbable mix of Piedmont Blues, Eastern Music, Jazz and Punk, his presence has been felt by an unsuspecting public in numerous radio/television appearances, ads, theatrical endeavors, independent soundtracks and, recordings. His credits include appearances at such diverse venues as New York's Sidewalk Cafe and CBGB and, The Middle East Cafe and T.T. The Bear's in Cambridge, MA., plus countless roadhouses, cellars, galleries and, schools across North America. Having jammed with or shared stages and friendships with such disparate luminaries as the late Blues performer (and Jorma Kaukonen mentor) Ian Buchannon, Anti-Folk personality Lach, singer-songwriter Dar Williams and, contemporary Blues personality Little Toby Walker...Glenn's hope for the future is to "put all the wrong notes in all the right places." Also a respected teacher and early Blues aficionado, Glenn has produced Blues History workshops for schools and libraries and can currently be found teaching one on one (or with a student band) at Falcetti Music in Springfield, MA.