Al Petteway & Amy White, Ken Salaets
Saturday, October 20, 2007
7:30 pm, Open mic 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: $15, refreshments served
Al & Amy first began performing and recording together as a duo in early 1995. Their sound is an exciting blend of original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music. Their repertoire offers extensive instrumental work as well as a fine touch of vocals and features acoustic guitars, mandolin, Celtic harp, banjo, Irish bouzouki, piano and world percussion. They are among the most respected and well-loved acts in the acoustic music scene.
In 2005, Al received a GRAMMY Award for his solo fingerstyle guitar contribution to the pop instrumental compilation, Pink Guitar. While living in the Washington, D.C. area, Al & Amy won a grand total of 50 WAMMIES from the Washington Area Music Association in the Folk, Celtic and New Age categories as well as 5 separate grants from the Maryland State Arts Council for both composition and instrumental performance.
"Al Petteway and Amy White are not only really and truly in love with each other - an energy that ricochets between them during their performances - they're also in love with creating their caffeinated, jazz-spiked acoustic brew." ~THE WASHINGTON CITY PAPER
A 20-year resident of Germantown, singer/songwriter Ken Salaets is the host of "Ken Salaets & Friends," a bi-monthly musical showcase at the Germantown Borders bookstore. He also helps coordinate musical events for such organizations as the American Cancer Society and the Montgomery County Historical Society.