Kharlie M

The h is silent; the music isn’t.

Kharlie at Mocha Moment, May 18, 2016. Photo by Ashley McDarison.

Kharlie M (with a silent h) is the stage name of Charlie Petitt, a folk singer-songwriter from Janesville, Wisconsin. Described as a “folk crooner,” Kharlie lends his clear but mellow voice to a variety of genres, including folk, country, light rock, and even children’s songs. Some of his original songs are bluegrass-inspired, while others have a splash of jazz or take on a classical spin. His repertoire includes songs about life and love, hymns and gospel songs, and a few silly songs.

Kharlie performs regularly at the Open Mic Night held twice monthly at Mocha Moment, a coffeehouse on Janesville’s south side. He also plays and sings twice a month at Rock Haven nursing home: once with a church group and once as a solo performer.

Visit Kharlie’s Bandcamp page to hear older releases.

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Kharlie to Play Twice; New Music Coming

I (Kharlie M) will be singing a hymn for a funeral on Monday, July 3; a dear lady from our church, Kathleen Cowan, passed away this week.

I will also be playing a set at 3:30 pm on July 4 at Midwest Christian Center for an Independence Day celebration. Several others will also perform at this event.

I am also working on new music, including a remix of “The Child in You” which includes backup vocals and some more instruments. It sounds pretty good, but I am still working the bugs out of it. I also have some uke tracks recorded for “A Tale of Three Brothers” which has never been recorded before.

New Recordings in Progress

Find Kharlie’s latest masters at This is a directory page; select any MP3 file to play it. Songs may appear or disappear at any time. When new albums are ready, they will appear on Bandcamp and will be announced here and on social media.