Pettis Forever

Look at that guy in the fuzzy pink bear suit in the photo above. Heart and soul is going into playing that damned horn, along with a genuine warmth and sense of humor.

Last week marked the anniversary of the passing of a talented young musician and songwriter, and a dear friend to many in the local music community. This Saturday, his musical legacy and his life will be celebrated at a special benefit show organized by his friends, including those who shared a home with him just East of Cameron back in the day, played music with him, lived and laughed with him, before he was gone far too soon.

Holy Mountain manager and Harvest Thieves drummer James Taylor, and East Cameron Folkcore songwriter and vocalist Jesse Moore recently stopped by the KUTX studios to speak with Laurie Gallardo about the late Jon Pettis, and the show happening tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Holy Mountain, 617 E. 7th St.  The bands on the bill include ECF, Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business, Possessed By Paul James, Ben Ballinger, Otis the Destroyer, Bridge Farmers, Old Pony, Mrs. Glass, and Greg Loftus. Proceeds benefit East of Cameron and Jesse Moore’s mother’s breast cancer fund.

-Special thanks to Jesse Moore for providing music by Jon Pettis and Bankrupt & The Borrowers, and for the photo.

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