CHARLES PETTEE

Charles PetteeCharles Pettee, delights audiences with a tasty blend of original and traditional music seasoned at more than 5,000 performances throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He is a founding member of the world-traveling Shady Grove Band, and has just completed his 13th full length album/CD. His original songs have received airplay worldwide. A Teaching Artist with the NC Arts Council and many regional presenting organizations, his love and mastery of southern string music have made him a sought-after performer in educational settings for over twenty years. He currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC, with his wife and two boys.See http://www.charlespettee.com for more info. BOOK CHARLES PETTEE

Teachers Guides Here: http://www.charlespettee.com/hear-the-sound.htm

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
Catch the Bluegrass Bug!

“What a wonderful way to experience the many cultural influences of our southern heritage…” (Principal, N. Duplin Elementary). Charles Pettee’s interactive music performance delights students and teachers with a whirlwind tour on banjo, guitar and mandolin of string music from Africa to Europe to our own NC back yards! PreK-2: Students will clap and sing along with the oral traditions of the south! 3-5: Clapping, calling, and responding to the history of NC. Bluegrass and Blues: fun, interactive, and informative!

Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer):
Sound system provided by the artist.
600

Duration (Length of Performance):
45-50 minutes

Performance Fee:

Single Performance Fee- $593.75
Two Performances Fee- $937.50

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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
Bluegrass Stomp

Performing on guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and voice, Mr. Pettee brings US and NC history to life with a lively interactive performance of music from the 1800’s, including the Civil War era. Students will learn how these music forms laid the foundation for jazz, rock & roll, and hip-hop. “Your presentation was one of the most instructional, entertaining and professional performances we sponsored all year.” (PTSA Cultural Enrichment Committee, East Chapel Hill High School)

Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer):
Tech needs: Clean, open space, easy access to electric outlet, someone to help “seat” students.

Maximum Participants:
300

Duration (Length of Performance):
45-55 minutes

Performance Fee:

Single Performance Fee- $593.75
Two Performances Fee- $937.50

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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency
Digging for the Roots of NC Bluegrass Music

Featuring live classroom sessions full of singing and clapping, with a different “focus instrument” each day, (guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, voice), students will learn fundamentals of NC folk music, a bit about the science of vibration, the influence of historic and modern cultures from around the world, the different types of folk music, and even how to write their own folk song in this action-packed, informative 3-5 day residency. The Five Day residency concludes with a presentation of the new song in an assembly for the whole school!

Maximum Participants: 45 per class

Residency Fee: $81.25 per class/hr.