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Great Video Of Al Petteway And Amy White (Here Sunday!) And Some Notes From Luke

Al and Amy

Al Petteway and Amy White are world class instrumentalists who play a unique acoustic amalgamation of Appalachian, Celtic, and folk styles. Al is a Grammy-winning fingerstyle guitarist and composer who has released numerous instructional videos and scored Ken Burns films among other things. They are also both professional photographers. Although they live in the mountains of Western North Carolina now, they have roots in the DC area. They have been longtime friends of Jammin Java and it's always a treat for us personally to have them play here. Don't miss this show. Guitarists' note from Luke: Here's one of those moments that makes Jammin Java so unique. This week, a guitar student of mine brought in a nice arrangement of "Wayfaring Stranger" from Acoustic Guitar magazine to learn. It was Al Petteway's arrangement. It's such a cool thing to be able to say that Al is performing here - right downstairs, in fact - in a few days. What an opportunity for guitarists! I remember, as a young guitarist, thinking that these guys in the magazines were so far removed from regular life - true guitar heroes. I love having a place where guitar students can see people like Al, Pierre Bensusan, John Renbourn, Clive Caroll, Albert Lee, Don Ross, Adrian Legg, and more, in such an intimate setting and in the same place where they are learning. It's a cool synergy and one of the things that makes the JJ community special.