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MJ Pettiford is a singer/songwriter from Greenwood Lake, NY. He has been a musician for over 12 years and has performed with multiple music groups ranging in genre from Rock to Christian to Latin. He is a multiple instrumentalist with talents on guitar, bass, drums, harmonica and piano. His vocal range is baritone. His career aspirations are to write songs for other artists as well as develop his own recording career
As a songwriter MJ Pettiford draws inspiration and influence from writers like Stevie Wonder, Dianne Warren, and Glen Ballard. In his songwriting he strives to attain an oxymoronic balance of songs that are unique yet familiar. One of his adages is, "Take every feeling, every thought, every experience you've ever had, or seen, or felt, even vicariously through others and write a song. Chances are one of the billions of people in this world have seen or felt the same, and for them, that is their life's opus."