Solo acoustic singer-songwriter, guitarist & pianist. Award-winning originals and a variety of popular covers spanning the ages. My mission is to provide meaningful musical merriment for the masses.
What to Expect
PJ embodies the best of new folk music in her singing, songwriting, and finger-picking styles. She is an accomplished musician and songwriter who has a keen ear for great new music regardless of genre. Above all else, she is an entertainer. With her easy and engaging stage presence, she has a way of reaching out and pulling an audience in, one person at a time.
PJ Brunson is a South Carolina-based singer, songwriter, composer, guitarist and pianist who has performed extensively across the Southeast region, opening for legendary artists such as Lyle Lovett and Nanci Griffith.
Known in the Carolinas as the "female James Taylor", the acoustic folk/easy listening artist delights audiences on guitar and piano with hints of Americana, country, pop, blues, Celtic, new age, classical and rock. Her songs, instrumentals and lyrics reflect her deep appreciation of poetry, art, literature and Southern heritage -- with imagery-accented stories of love and lore that appeal to audiences from all walks of life.
PJ has received accolades from fans and the media alike. The publication Creative Loafing named her Charlotte's "Best Acoustic Folk Act".
Her latest album, "Home To Me", was nominated for Folk Album of the Year by members of the International Music and Entertainment Association. The songs are brought to life with the artist's mesmerizing alto vocals and intricate finger picking on acoustic guitar. Fans have praised the 14-song project as comforting, drifting, thought provoking, life changing, and authentic -- a gentle way to find peace in a troubled world.
The singer-songwriter has recorded five other albums as a solo artist and/or member of the New Age duo Ananda, with songs airing on radio stations and websites around the world. PJ's other solo albums are "Long Road - Live" (2003) and "Come Hell or High Water" (2001).
One of her greatest accomplishments as a budding professional artist was opening for Lovett and Griffith at Spirit Square in Charlotte and advancing to the second round of the "You Can Be A Star" talent search. She has performed at a host of prominent venues since then, including the Commodore Lounge and Renaissance Hotel in Nashville; the Charlotte Music Awards Singer-Songwriter Showcase; the York (S.C.) Summerfest; Community Performance Center in Rock Hill, S.C.; the Sylvia Theater in York, S.C.; Manhattan's in Knoxville, Tenn.; The Grey Eagle in Asheville, N.C.; Cafe' 99 and Cumberlands in Charleston, S.C.; and Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, N.C
Additional Booking Notes
My requirements are few and simple. I have my own small PA or set up quickly with a house system. I typically only require a direct acoustic guitar input and a quality microphone. I perform on a Martin guitar and use a Shure SM58 mic.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 27, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Catawba Coffee Songwriter Showcase|
|November 10, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:30pm||Ledo Pizza|
|November 15, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Ananda Christmas @ Daniel Stowe|
|November 17, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Windy Hill Orchard|
|November 29, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas @ Daniel Stowe Gardens|
|December 02, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Ananda (PJ & Laurie) @ ChristmasVille|
|December 12, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas @ Daniel Stowe Gardens|
|December 22, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:30pm||Ledo Pizza|
Past Booked Events
|October 13, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Lost Hollow Music Fest Daniel Stowe Garden|
|October 09, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Hospice & Community Care Memorial Service|
|September 23, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Windy Hill Orchard|
|September 22, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:30pm||Ledo Pizza|
|September 22, 2018 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Festival in the Park - Folk Music Stage|
|September 09, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Daniel Stowe Beer Garden|
|September 07, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Brookdale Chandler Place|
|August 31, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Carolina Olive Oil Company|
Closer to Fine
Diamonds & Rust
Don't Think Twice
Carolina in My Mind
When You Say Nothing at All
House of the Rising Sun
Friends in Low Places
House at Pooh Corner
You've Got a Friend
Influences & Inspiration
Simon & Garfunkel
I can bring my own small two-channel PowerWorks PA. I just need a comfortable corner and standard outlet.