Al Petteway & Amy White at Cellar Stage™ Timonium
A Celebration of 25 Years of Making Beautiful Music Together
Yasmin Williams opens
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING GUITARIST - INDIE AWARD-WINNING DUO
As heard on Ken Burns documentaries including: Mark Twain, The National Parks: Americas Best Idea, Baseball: The Tenth Inning, Prohibition, The Dust Bowl, The Roosevelts.
Al Petteway & Amy White have long been a favorite, with their eclectic repertoire that includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to Blues, New Age, and Jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, mountain dulcimer, and some of the finest vocals you'll hear in any genre.
Before moving from the Washington, DC area to the mountains of Western North Carolina, Al & Amy won several Governor's Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, and a grand total of 50 WAMMIE Awards from the Washington Area Music Association including "Musician of the Year." Together, they won an Indie award for Gratitude, their album of original, groove-oriented instrumental guitar duets. Al went on to win a GRAMMY for his contribution to the album Pink Guitar, The Music of Henry Mancini and was voted one of the Top 50 Guitarists of all time by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine where he also won Silver and Bronze medals in the magazines Players Choice Awards.
Al & Amy's music has been featured on a number of Ken Burns documentary films, most notably the soundtrack of the Ken Burns EMMY-winning documentary, The National Parks: Americas Best Idea. 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. Al and Amy have released over 20 full-length recordings, and over a dozen instructional DVDs and books. They are visual artists as well, and their photography is represented by NatGeoCreative, the stock photo agency for the National Geographic Society.
After decades of instrumental composition, Amy's two most recent recordings feature her singing and songwriting, with Al contributing as co-producer and session guitarist. Both of her albums, Home Sweet Home: Songs of Love, Loss, and Belonging, and Didn't We Waltz reached the top ten on the FolkDJ radio charts nationwide and overseas. Al's recent solo projects feature his signature finger-style guitar playing with a wide variety of Country Blues, Celtic, Appalachian, and Jazz stylings. Al and Amy performances are always beautifully compelling. They are not only technically impressive, but are also heartwarming and brimming with magic, with each artist having the chance to shine and share.
Among many other pursuits, Al continues to record solo guitar albums and video samples for Dreamguitars.com as well as video lessons for Homespun Videos. He also coordinates Guitar Week for the world famous music camp, The Swannanoa Gathering.
Perhaps not since the arrival of Michael Hedges has there been such a bold acoustic innovator. Remember her name: Yasmin Williams has arrived. ~ Pete Brown, Vintage Guitar Magazine.
Yasmin Williams is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist with an unorthodox, modern style of playing. Her music has been commonly described as refreshing, relaxing, and unique and has been called some of the most imaginative guitar music out today. She utilizes various techniques including alternate tunings, percussive hits, and lap tapping in her music to great effect. She has won various local talent shows, was a finalist in the Rolling Stones Young Gun guitar competition, was the Grand prize winner of New York University's Ultra Violet Live talent show, and won the grand prize in Culpeper Has Talent. She was recently featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday show.
"Williams's music transcends the standard idea of what a guitarist should do." ~ NPR Music
Doors open at 7:00 pm. General admission seating. Tickets are available at the door without service fee if paid by cash or check.
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Cellar Stage™ at Timonium United Methodist Church (View)
2300 Pot Spring Road
Timonium, MD 21093
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