Charles Pettee delights in sharing the stories and sounds of the many cultures from around the world that make up the wonderful tapestry of NC Blues and Bluegrass music. With skills honed at more than 5,000 performances throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, Pettee’s love of people shines through his work, making for memorable and meaningful programs for students and teachers alike. Prepare for interactive experiences delivered with humor, virtuosity and authenticity! REQUEST 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
Bluegrass: North Carolina’s Global Music

Grades 3-5 clap, sing, and respond to NC roots music from the “Pilgrims to the present”, featuring sounds from Europe and Africa, blended here! 6-8: Similar repertoire; deeper look at immigration, slavery, and multicultural influences. 45-50 minutes.

Max Participants: 600 

Duration: 45-50 minutes

Special Requirements: 10′ by 15′ area with table; Artist provides full sound system and all instruments; 90 minutes set-up time before first program

Single Performance Fee- $625.00
Two Performances Fee- $1,000.00

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

Performance
Catch the Bluegrass Bug!

Mr. Charles picks the guitar, or “tater-bug” (mandolin), hums the harmonica, and “rolls” the banjo, while all sing “Ain’t No Bugs On Me!” and other fun traditional tunes that make NC Bluegrass catchy! 45 minutes.

Max Participants: 600

Duration: 45 minutes

Special Requirements:
10′ by 15′ area with table; Artist provides full sound system and all instruments; 90 minutes set-up time before first program.

Single Performance Fee- $625.00
Two Performances Fee- $1,000.00



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

Residency
Digging for the Roots of North Carolina Bluegrass Music

Live interactive classroom sessions featuring singing and clapping with a different “focus instrument” each day, (guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, voice). Students experience the influences of many cultures in developing NC roots music. 50 minutes per residency session.

Max Participants: 45 students max per residency session (two classes may combine)

Duration: 3 days needed for residency (minimum) with each participating class

Special Requirements: Classroom or library space. Artist brings everything needed for the residency.

Fee: $187.50 per hour/per class