May 29th 2015
AL PETTEWAY & AMY WHITE
As heard on Ken Burns documentaries including:
The National Parks: America's Best Idea
Baseball: The Tenth Inning
The Dust Bowl
Award-winning, critically acclaimed, passionate and playful, Al & Amy offer an intoxicating blend of musical styles. Their repertoire includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, world percussion, and a touch of vocals.
Before moving from the Washington, DC area to the mountains of Western North Carolina, Al & Amy won 50 WAMMIE Awards from the Washington Area Music Association. In addition, they were awarded 5 separate grants from the Maryland State Arts Council for both music composition and instrumental performance. They won an INDIE from The Association for Independent Music, and Al won a GRAMMY from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Al was voted one of the Top 50 Guitarists of all time by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine and in 2008 he won Silver and Bronze medals in the magazine's "Players' Choice Awards."
Al & Amy's music was featured throughout the soundtrack of the 2009 Ken Burns EMMY-winning documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea. And in 2010, their album, Caledon Wood, (which includes the main theme of the National Parks documentary) was counted among the essential albums of the past 20 years in the Acoustic Guitar Magazine 20th anniversary issue.
SMTMD HomeSpun CoffeeHouse Concerts
Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance host various concerts thoughout the year ranging from local artists to various professional and international performers who may be passing through our area. Refer back to this page to discover details and links to scheduled performers as soon as we are able to book them. Our next scheduled concert will be in the early months of 2015. Stay tuned for details which will be posted as soon as we have them.
Past Performers at our HomeSpun CoffeeHouse