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 once a month at Rock Haven nursing home with a church group.
Kharlie’s Monthly Show a Success
Kharlie M played his second monthly show at Rock Haven nursing home on April 25. The 50-minute show included 14 songs: eight covers, three old standards, and only three originals (indicated by stars). #4 and #14 were new for Kharlie; #10 was a pleasant surprise, and everyone loved #13.
- Your Song (Elton John)
- Have I Told You Lately (standard)
- You Decorated My Life (Kenny Rogers)
- Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver)
- Emerald Sunrise *
- Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
- Tomorrow (Donnie Owens)
- Take Me Out to the Ball Game (standard)
- Unnecessary Roughness *
- Joy to the World (Hoyt Axton / Three Dog Night)
- Let Me Call You Sweetheart (standard)
- Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce)
- The Little Mmm Guy *
- Annie’s Song (John Denver)
New Recordings in Progress
Find Kharlie’s latest masters at kharlie.com/000. 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.