“An innovative instrumentalist known for his open tunings, Petteway offers a rich, dulcet sound that features a fusion of old and new.” – THE BOSTON GLOBE

Original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz. Fingerstyle guitar

Al Petteway

5:30PM

Al Petteway is a Grammy & Indie Award Winner, best known for his lyrical and powerful fingerstyle acoustic guitar playing heard on dozens of recordings, instructional videos, and film soundtracks, including several PBS documentaries by Ken Burns, most notably the Emmy-winning film “The National Parks-America’s Best idea.” Al’s compositions are strongly influenced by the Celtic, Folk, Rock and Blues styles he has performed in the studio and on stage with many of the best-known artists in those genres. He was voted one of the “Top Fifty Acoustic Guitarists of All Time” by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine and for more than twenty years, he has coordinated the Guitar Week program for The Swannanoa Gathering summer music camp near Asheville, NC.  Al lives high in the mountains with his wife and musical partner Amy White along with an endlessly entertaining variety of domestic and wild critters.

Genre: Bluegrass Jazz Classical Motown Rock Classic Rock Southern Rock Americana Acoustic Old-Time Folk Rock Indie Country Folk Jam Blues Reggae World Instrumental Funk Swing Country Western Singer Songwriter Gypsy Jazz Celtic Atl Country Gospel Pop Hip-Hop Honky Tonk R&B Soul Story Teller Oldies Lawn Concert

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