Al Petteway

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Grammy Award-winning guitarist Al Petteway is known for his original compositions and arrangements of traditional tunes for acoustic fingerstyle guitar. His style is strongly influenced by his love of Celtic music and his own roots in folk, rock and blues.  Al's playing can be heard on over 75 recordings, including 15 of his own, and on the soundtracks of Ken Burns' documentaries "Mark Twain," the Emmy Award-winning "The National Parks - America's Greatest Idea," "Baseball - The Tenth Inning," “Prohibition” and “The Dust Bowl.” 
Al was voted one of the Top Fifty Acoustic Guitarists of All Time by the readers of Acoustic Guitar magazine, where he also won Silver and Bronze medals in the magazine's Player's Choice Awards.  In addition to performing with his wife Amy White and teaching, Al is Guitar Week coordinator for the world famous "Swannanoa Gathering" music camp at Warren Wilson College near Asheville, N.C. For more, visit