Charles Pettee - Artist in Residence

Charles Pettee and FolkPsalm offer a mix of bluegrass and new acoustic music featuring various Old Testament Psalms. The 3,000-year-old sacred poems of the Hebrews sound startlingly contemporary in their deeply human expressions of ecstasy, dread, defiance, and hope.  Charles will work with WRPC artists, songwriters, dancers, poets, writers and readers during Lent in workshops, Sunday School and a culminating concert.

Calling all artists, songwriters, dancers, poets, writers... and readers in general: 

Join Charles Pettee as you explore and respond to the Psalms with fresh eyes and ears!

FolkPsalms for Families
Sunday, February 12 starting at 9:45 am

Charles kicks off his residency with a special workshop just for families and then brings his FolkPsalm music into worship.

FolkPsalms Workshop Series
Sunday, February 19 and Sunday, March 12, 1 – 3 pm

In this two part workshop adult and older youth artists, songwriters, dancers, poets, writers in general and readers will express/re-write/interpret a Psalm or Psalms in their medium of choice.  There will opportunities to share creations and receive feedback.  Register now!  This workshop series has a $10 registration fee due at the first session.

Listen to the first session on February 19: 

Worship & Concert in the Courtyard with Art Exhibit Opening
Sunday, April 2, 4 pm

The series will conclude with a worship service and concert in the courtyard, bringing other FolkPsalm musician friends as well as some of West Raleigh’s own gifted musicians!

About Charles Pettee

Charles's love and mastery of southern string music have made him a sought-after performer in educational settings for over twenty years. He delights audiences with a tasty blend of original and traditional Bluegrass music seasoned at more than 5,500 performances throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He is a founding member of the world-traveling Shady Grove Band, and Charles Pettee & FolkPsalm. He 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, he currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC, with his wife and two sons. See for more info.