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posted by dave on 03/11/2014

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hey everyone,

the new davepettigrew.net is now up and running, stop by to check out all new media, photos, music & more. thanks so to the great folks at Artpilot Studios in Nashville for putting together such a beautiful site. see you over on the web!

best,
dave

posted by dave on 10/20/2013

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hey everyone,

the new davepettigrew.net is now up and running, stop by to check out all new media, photos, music & more. thanks so to the great folks at Artpilot Studios in Nashville for putting together such a beautiful site. see you over on the web!

best,
dave

posted by dave on 10/20/2013

Pottery, the Gospel & Worship... Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Isaiah 64:8 - Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

I worked again yesterday w/ Ray Boswell, a potter from Sugarloaf, NY. His talent is making pottery. A deeper talent that he has is while making the pottery he tells stories. Stories that are meant to change the listener, stories meant to draw the listener closer to God. We worked hand in hand yesterday w/ a group of just over 50 women. The final segment of the day was Ray creating a large bowl. What was unique was the way that this bowl was created. The bowl represented all of the sins in the world. He then gave the crowd small pieces of clay. In their left hand, the clay represented the sin that you want to get out of your life, the clay in your right hand represents what you're going to do to shine the light of Jesus in the world. He then took all those pieces and incorporated them into the bowl. The bowl now represents the sin of the world but more importantly the hope of Jesus in the world. I love the image, all of this clay molded into one piece of beautiful pottery that exists to shine the light of Jesus in a dark world. While he was making the pottery, I was leading the crowd in worship, praising God and offering up prayers for those in our lives who needed prayer. The combination of the worship along with the imagery of the pottery was pretty incredible. one woman called it a "spa for the soul" when all was said and done. absolutely amazing afternoon. thanks to all involved.

To take the thought a step further. I asked myself on the ride home, "how much do i let God mold me?" "do i see him every day and ask Him to change me?" to be perfectly honest, no, i don't. i continue to try and live my life for my goals and my purposes. letting go is a very hard thing to do. Part of the day yesterday was spent talking about the idea of getting up each morning and saying to God, "what do you have for me today" or "how can i be the light of Jesus today". a very dangerous prayer, most times we don't want the answers. we're too busy leading our lives to have God "get in the way". Joshua 1:9 says "be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord your God is with you". i wonder if part of that beings strong and courageous is having the courage to say to God, "use me today". The Lord is with us daily. God i pray that each of us would have the courage to be the light of Jesus in the world each day of our lives.

posted by dave on 09/29/2013

New album coming very soon.... Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

sitting here writing this as i listen to the master version of the new album "Anchors:An Album of Acoustic Worship". really excited to share this with everyone. it sounds amazing and we're really pleased with the way it came out. track list is as follows:

god with us
your love never fails
hosanna
cornerstone
tear down the walls
oh lord you're beautiful
amazing grace

presale is here:

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release date is October 22 but pre-orders ship 2 weeks in advance and come signed :)

look forward to sharing this with you all....

posted by dave on 09/23/2013

Mantua, NJ - amazing night of worship Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

thanks to all who came out to see us in Mantua, NJ. what a great night of worship. first thing is that Mantau is FAR from new york city. it was a 3 hour ride and i mistakenly said that it would be a faster ride home, not quite. traffic on one of the roads out of there delayed us for 45 mins. oh well, starbucks to the rescue!

thanks to the people who stepped up to sponsor a child, lives were changed on Friday night and for that i am eternally grateful. prayers up that God would draw you closer to Him as you reach out to the poor and the needy.

here was the set list just in case you were wondering:

how great thou art
hallelujah
change
god's tv
the love of jesus
even if not
don't give up on me
we can be the love

teach me how to drive
closer to you
how great is our god
god with us
blessed be your name
oh lord you're beautiful
amazing grace

thanks again for coming, we'll see you again soon!

posted by dave on 09/22/2013

Great weekend in PA & NJ Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

we had a great weekend in PA & NJ this past weekend. amazing outdoor festival on saturday supporting local addiction organizations. so many incredible stories of people dealing with different types of addiction & how God has delivered them from these addictions. many sad stories as well, many parents that are still praying that their kids will come back home to them and beat these addictions. please say a prayer for nikolas, he needs your prayers.

you can check out video on the facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/davepettigrewmusic

sunday night was a blast, 150 kids from 6 - 12 grade, tough to keep their attention but we did our best, ended up being a great night of worship. so cool to minister to kids sometimes....

stay tuned for more shows. this week Mantua NJ

posted by dave on 09/17/2013

followers / leaders Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)


FOLLOWERS
Finish college.

LEADERS
Drop out.

FOLLOWERS
Obey the rules.

LEADERS
Question authority.

FOLLOWERS
Believe it's about accolades.

LEADERS
Believe it's about relationships.

FOLLOWERS
Need external validation.

LEADERS
Have self-confidence.

FOLLOWERS
Have a backup plan.

LEADERS
Have no safety net.

FOLLOWERS
Will not take no for an answer. Since they're playing the game, they believe the rules and the courts will save them.

LEADERS
Hit a roadblock and change direction. They only fight battles they know they can win.

FOLLOWERS
Work for the corporation.

LEADERS
Start the corporation.

FOLLOWERS
Go to graduate school to gain a profession.

LEADERS
Hire professionals.

FOLLOWERS
Look at how everybody else does it, conformity is king.

LEADERS
Do it their own way, but are aware of how everybody else is doing it.

FOLLOWERS
Believe in vacation.

LEADERS
Never take a day off.

FOLLOWERS
Are students of what's in front of them.

LEADERS
Are students of the game.

FOLLOWERS
Stop learning after school.

LEADERS
Never stop learning. Whether it be from books, news or colleagues.

FOLLOWERS
Argue about their paycheck.

LEADERS
Money is secondary, and they believe there's enough if they succeed.

FOLLOWERS
Are afraid to lose.

LEADERS
Are willing to lose, because they believe they're destined to win.

FOLLOWERS
Say no. Pessimism reigns.

LEADERS
Say yes. But are not afraid to say no. Optimism rules.

FOLLOWERS
Plan.

LEADERS
Make it up as they go.

FOLLOWERS
Take direction.

LEADERS
Make up the direction.

FOLLOWERS
Believe it's all about the CV, what you can list on LinkedIn.

LEADERS
Social network because they've got so many ideas their heads will explode if they don't release them. They know the people who started the social networks. They're more interested in what made social networks successful than playing within them. They know building a resume only counts if you're looking to get hired, and they've created every job they've had since high school.

FOLLOWERS
Are afraid and sometimes evidence desperation.

LEADERS
Are never afraid and never desperate. They see the world as their plaything, not something that can hold them back or down.

FOLLOWERS
Have no vision.

LEADERS
Can see the future in 3-D.

FOLLOWERS
Work in established industries.

LEADERS
Establish industries. The greats are not afraid of being ahead of the times, they know the times will come to them.

FOLLOWERS
Think about themselves.

LEADERS
Think about others. Sure, many are narcissistic, but their fortunes are based on filling the needs of the public, not their boss

FOLLOWERS
Adjust their personalities to get along.

LEADERS
Get to be themselves.

FOLLOWERS
Play the politics.

LEADERS
Are above the politics.

FOLLOWERS
Work in the world.

LEADERS
Run the world.

posted by dave on 09/03/2013

Great day at Six Flags on Saturday, August 31, 201 Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

thanks to all who came out to Six Flags on Saturday afternoon. it was hot but still a great time. we played 2 sets at 430 and 630 right after the sea lion shows, so basically the sea lions opened for us. never had that happen before. met a lot of new faces and a bunch of great conversations. appreciate everyone who came to see us instead of Casting Crowns, pretty cool stuff. see you at the next one....

posted by dave on 09/01/2013

Contest winnner offers an eye opening topic.... Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

So we held a little contest in last months newsletter and I'm happy to congratulate Bruce on his winning entry. Here was the question "which dp song is your favorite and why?"

Here was Bruce's reply:
Hi Dave it is impossible to pick a favorite song, so I'm going to say all of your songs? You have a unique style of worship that allows me to enter into the presence of the Lord differently than when I hear our worship team minister. It shows the mult-faceted sides of our Lord. I pray the person that most needs to win will!

So this got me thinking. First off, i'm hugely thankful that the music that I've created allows Bruce and a lot of others to actually engage deeper in worship but as i thought about this sentence "it shows the multi-faceted sides of the Lord" it got me thinking about modern worship music, classic hymns and secular music.

First question. How do you worship, what do you worship to? I wrote a post a few months back about worshiping to the songs of Bruce Springsteen from his latest album "wrecking ball". (go buy it if you haven't yet). There's a large debate in the christian community about whether or not contemporary worship is real worship music and whether the classic hymns should be the "true" worship songs. this debate has been going on for years, probably decades. so many of us get so caught up in the style of worship that we forget why we're worshiping.

Second question. Why are we worshiping?

We worship to be drawn closer to our God, to be drawn closer into His presence so that we can commune with Him in a way that is not possible through any other form of worship. Musical worship is spoken about countless times in the bible, open up any Psalm and you're bound to hear David rambling on about harps, flutes, lyres and other musical instruments of the day. It's not the type of music that the issue, it's how and why you worship. Why? Because the multi-faceted sides of the Lord make me long for deeper walks with Him daily.

I'll never know Him, truly know Him and that's a good thing. That's what keeps me so very interested in finding new ways to worship Him. New ways to express my desire to be closer to Him. Do I stumble? Daily. Do I fall and get back up again? Daily. But i worship a God who forgives, who loves me for who i am and who cares so much about me. He's a jealous God, someone who wants me all then time. I push Him away, but He keeps coming back because He's a God that doesn't give up. A God that won't give up on us.

There are so many sides of God that i can't even begin to explain....and the beauty of it all is that each one of us sees so many different sides of Him. That's what makes it so cool. We hear a song that really a connects with us and it's literally God speaking to us and using that song to talk to us. To tell us something.

So rather than debate if one song is better than another. If this hymn is more "worshipful" than what's on the radio today. I'd rather look for the multi-faceted sides of the Lord in everything that I see and hear.

Do this. Do it daily. Search your daily routine for places, faces, sounds, songs and words that God is using to connect with you. They are there, we just need to be aware of them. To be aware of the sides of God that we're not used to seeing.

Praying that your week is eye-opening.

posted by dave on 05/25/2013

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posted by dave on 06/09/2008

5/4/08 - mount kisco rotary club annual duck race Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

i think i might have reached the highest honor that someone can have when playing live music. on sunday, i participated in something that's a bit of a tradition in Mount Kisco. The rotary club has a duck race every year where they number rubber ducks from 1 - 100 and have people place bets on the duck of their choice. then at 3pm the drop all of the ducks into the river and have them race downstream about 50 feet. we got to play 5 songs leading up to the duck race....this was quite an honor and really is something that definitely goes down in the journal of gigs that i've played....

overall it actually was a fun day, the weather was perfect for an outdoor festival and the band and I really had a great time but it was just hysterical to see 100 rubber duckies floating down the river and people were actually cheering them on....the kicker of it all, the first place duck was worth $1000.....maybe i should have put down a few bucks on one of those ducks....quack quack....

until next time....

posted by dave on 05/06/2008

Samantha's Lil Bit of Heaven - Saturday, March 15 Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

hey everyone,

we had a great night this past saturday at Samantha's Lil Bit of Heaven in east Northport, NY. the vibe at this place is always awesome and the crowd is always so appreciative of the music & the message. really awesome stuff. it wasn't the best night musically for the band but overall we pulled together and the show was cool. i'd love to just say hello to all of the folks who came up & spoke to us afterwards. it was great to meet all of you & to talk about what's going on in your lives & what God is up to. killer stuff. also, i'm so happy to say that we had 5 children sponsored that night through World Vision. those who sponsored truly changed these children's lives so thank you so much for your help. if you're interested in sponsoring a child, please stop by my website at:

http://www.davepettigrew.net and click on the CHANGE tab, and then click on the world vision banner

from there you'll be able to scroll through children who need sponsors and find the one that's right for you....with all the blessings that we have in our lives, please take a few minutes out of your day & bless someone else....

thanks again for coming to the show & we'll see you all soon...

all the best & all for HIm,
dave

posted by dave on 03/20/2008

Community Coffeehouse - Danbury CT Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

hey....a quick update about this venue. amazing place with a great vibe. i'll have pix up soon in the pictures section. chris & his team really know how to put together a great coffeehouse w/ incredible sound & really really great vibe. the night was great & the crowd was really appreciative of the music & the message. before the gig starts this coffeehouse provides food for the band. unbelievable food i might add. we had BBQ ribs that were out of this world, grilled chicken & a host of other incredibly great foods. all prepared in house. thank you again for feeding us...

overall a great night. 3 kids were sponsored through world vision. lives changed..killer stuff..

dave

posted by dave on 02/20/2008

Pennsylvania Weekend Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

hey there...

we had a great weekend in Pennsylvania at the Kingdom Roadhouse in Allentown PA & the Solid Rock Cafe in Chalfont PA. Met alot of new people and really had a killer weekend of music at both venues....The Kingdom Roadhouse for those of you who don't know is a Christian biker bar that meets at a church on Friday nights. Pastor Al leads the night and Mitch runs sound amongst many other things. Really great guys that are working hard to put together a great venue for bands & audiences alike...

The Solid Rock Cafe is in Chalfont PA and is a christian bookstore affiliated with Calvary Chapel. We had a really great turnout & the people there seemed to enjoy the band. We met a lot of really nice people & had some great coffee & tea!!!!

The trip was cool & we probably wouldn't have survived had it not been for the Cracker Barrel. Great food...not healthy...but great, filling, fattening food.....mmm mmm good.

thanks for reading...
dave

posted by dave pettigrew on 02/20/2008

Crosstown Acoustic Cafe - 2/2/08 Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)



Crosstown Acoustic Cafe - 2/2/08

hey...played a solo show at the Crosstown Acoustic Cafe on saturday night. if you haven't been to this venue, you need to check it out. you can find info here: http://www.crosstownacousticcafe.com

really a great place with an awesome vibe. mike maione (http://www.michaeljmaione.com) opened for me, he's a really good guitarist/worship leader. we had a great night, crowd dug it & it was really different for me to play solo on just the piano. i like it alot as it lets me play with the songs & the vocals alot more....always great to have the band but cool every once in a while to play solo...

so, i encourage you to check out the Crosstown Acoustic Cafe....great artists, great events every Saturday night.....

all the best & all for Him,
dave

http://www.davepettigrew.net

posted by dave on 02/06/2008

Every Minute Miracles - CD now available Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Hey there, very excited to say that "every minute miracles" is now available right here on Indieheaven. Stop by the music page & take a listen, then either download or buy the CD right here.....simple, easy, satisfying....

enjoy & thanks so much for your support...

dave

posted by dave on 11/05/2007

EVERY MINUTE MIRACLES available now on INDIEHEAVEN Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

hey everyone,

we're really excited to announce that we're offering an exclusive digital pre-release here on indieheaven.com. get the music now before anyone else!!!!

we're psyched about the new music & really look forward to sharing it with everyone over 2008 at shows. if you're interested in booking the band, pls send me a note.

God's really been teaching me patience this past year & this entire process of putting together this new record has been incredible. I'm just trying to get closer to Him so that I can focus on what's best for the ministry that He's given us....keep us in your prayers & we'll see you at a show soon!!!!

posted by dave on 10/18/2007