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, Pancake Riot to Play at Voigt Music Center

Kharlie M will play at Voigt Music Center, 34 S Main St, Janesville, WI on Friday, October 13 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm as the Friday Local Feature. Expect an array of originals and a few covers, plus a few “spooky” songs to fit the occasion. Bring a friend!

Pancake Riot is set to play at Voigt on Friday, October 27 at 5:30 pm.

(Read more in the September 21 newsletter.)

Kharlie Posts New Music Video

Kharlie’s song, “Wedding Day,” was recently used in a niece’s wedding in Green Bay. It now appears in a simple cover art video on YouTube; you can watch it here.

(Read more in the September 1 newsletter.)

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.