By Jay Salton
Feb. 2, 2015. The Ashe County Arts Council is bringing back award-winning duo Al Petteway and Amy White. The artists will perform at the Ashe Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students.
This is the second time that Petteway and White, who are based in Asheville, have made the trip to the Ashe Arts Center for a performance, the last time being a great success and a sold out show.
“They have a wonderful musical sound, a great acoustic sound that works well in our building…they play a lot of different types of instruments and have a lot of musical talent and knowledge. And, they’re just nice people.”
Petteway and white are known for a diverse collection of musical instruments, including acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, banjo, piano, dulcimer and various world percussion instruments.
Petteway is particularly known for his finger picking acoustic style, for which readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine named him one of the Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.
White is proficient on a variety of instruments, specializing in piano, mandolin, harp and dulcimer. The sounds they create together draw strong influence from Appalachian and Celtic music, and include original and traditional numbers.
The Ashe Arts Center is a gallery space with general admission seating located at 303 School Ave. in West Jefferson. This show is expected to sell out.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 336-846-2787.