Amy White and Al Petteway to perform Jan. 12

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Article Published: Jan. 9, 2013 | Modified: Jan. 13, 2013
Amy White and Al Petteway to perform Jan. 12

Al Petteway and Amy White will perform Jan. 12 at the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson.

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Need a relief from January cabin fever?

Join the Ashe County Arts Council for an evening of music and fun at the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson.

Award-winning, critically acclaimed performers Al Petteway and Amy White will appear in concert on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. The seating is limited at the Ashe Arts Center, so those planning to attend should get their tickets early.

This husband and wife team offers a 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, percussion and vocals.

“High in the Blue Ridge,” Petteway and White’s recordings of Appalachian and Celtic inspired melodies, was released in 2011. Both musicians released solo albums in 2012. Al’s is a solo acoustic project featuring fingerstyle blues, titled “It’s Only the Blues.” Amy’s solo project features her original songs and is titled “Home, Sweet Home.”

Petteway and White’s music was featured throughout the soundtrack of Ken Burns’ 2009 Emmy-winning documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”

In 2010, their album, “Caledon,” featured the main theme of the National Parks documentary and was counted among the essential albums of the past 20 years in Acoustic Guitar magazine’s 20th anniversary issue.

Moving from the Washington, D.C., area, Petteway and White are enjoying living in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This mountaintop setting has greatly influenced their recent musical works, as well as their return to nature photography.

Both Petteway and White’s photographs are represented by the National Geographic Society’s image collection, where Petteway worked as an image editor for 18 years. In addition to concerts and workshops, the duo also offers winter-themed and four-season multimedia shows, which feature live music performed against a backdrop of nature photography.

For more information about Al Petteway and Amy White, visit http://www.alandamy.com.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the Ashe Arts Center or by phone with a credit card at (336) 846-2787. For more information about other Ashe Art Council events, visit http://www.ashecountyarts.org. The Ashe Arts Center is located at 303 School Ave. in West Jefferson.

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