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10/29 Al Petteway Guitar Workshop
October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DADGAD tuning is most often associated with Celtic music but it turns out that it is also perfectly suited for Blues styles from the Mississippi Delta to the hills of Appalachia and beyond. In this workshop, Al will demonstrate the tuning and its versatility while working with attendees on the basics that make it so appealing. Basic knowledge of music theory and chord progressions is helpful but not a requirement. The workshop will be conducted “by ear” but PDFs of the tunes covered can be emailed to attendees upon request after the workshop.
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’s music is heard prominently on the soundtracks of several of Ken Burns’ PBS documentaries, most notably the Emmy-winning series “The National Parks-America’s Best idea” which featured his compositions throughout.
He was voted one of the “Top Fifty Acoustic Guitarists of All Time” by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine and was given the title of “Master Music Maker” by Warren Wilson College and the Swannanoa Gathering music camp in celebration of a lifetime of musicianship and teaching.
Al lives high in the mountains of Western North Carolina near Asheville with his wife and musical partner Amy White.
Please note: Registration fee is non-refundable