Al Petteway, Amy White
& Robin Bullock
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 7:30 PM
St Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville, MD
IN ADVANCE, $20 AT THE DOOR
AL PETTEWAY & AMY WHITE perform an exciting blend of contemporary,
Celtic-influenced, original and traditional instrumental music on
acoustic guitars, mandolin, piano, Irish bouzouki, vocals and world
percussion. Their signature sound is heard daily on NPR and is featured
in a number of movies and documentaries.
Al & Amy first began performing and recording together as a duo in
1995 and proceeded to win the 1995 Washington Area Music Association
Award (WAMMIE) for "Best New Artist." Since then, they have become one
of the most respected and well-liked acts in the acoustic music scene.
They were Artists in Residence at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
and have performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the
After releasing an impressive collection of solo recordings, they
recorded Racing Hearts, their first formal duo project. It was awarded
the WAMMIE for best New Age Recording in 2000 and was followed
immediately by their second duo recording Gratitude which won top
honors in 2001 including an "Indie" award in the Acoustic Instrumental
category from the Association for Independent Music. These recordings
also led to several awards from the Maryland State Arts Council for
composition and performance. Between them, they won a grand total of
fifty Wammie awards in the Celtic, Folk, and New Age categories before
relocating to the Asheville, NC area in the winter of 2002-3.
Amy White & Al Petteway will be joined on stage by guitar wizard,
ROBIN BULLOCK. Born in 1964 in Washington DC, a major focal point for
both bluegrass and Irish music, Robin began playing guitar at age
seven, initially inspired by Doc and Merle Watson, Norman Blake and
John Fahey. Robin's apprenticeship years were spent at fiddlers'
conventions, bluegrass festivals and Irish seisuns, mastering the
subtleties of a half-dozen instruments in both American and Celtic
styles. Today, Robin is recognized as one of the few musicians who can
so successfully blend the ancient airs and dance tunes of the Celtic
lands with the roots music traditions of the "New World."
In 2000, Robin relocated to France, and now lives in the tiny village
of Tripleval, on the Seine river northwest of Paris. He continues
to tour and record on both sides of the Atlantic, performing solo and
in duos with guitarist Steve Baughman and flute player Michel
Sikiotakis. "Dazzling spirit...what he offers is not just virtuosity
for the sake of virtuosity, but also the sensibility of one on a quest
between past and present, traditional and modern." - Trad Magazine
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