AL PETTEWAY The consummate musician and entertainer, guitarist Al Petteway is one of the world's most accomplished finger-style soloists and accompanists. His signature sound is regularly featured on stage and in the studio with top folk artists including Tom Paxton, Cheryl Wheeler, Jonathan Edwards, The Smith Sisters, Debi Smith, Maggie Sansone, Grace Griffith, Susan Graham White, Bonnie Rideout, Abby Newton, and duo partner Amy White. The contemporary, Celtic-inspired original instrumentals and arrangements of traditional tunes featured on his own critically acclaimed recordings appeal to listeners of all ages and musical tastes while his on-stage warmth and charm never fail to delight audiences at every performance. A recent interview with Noah Adams on NPR's "All Things Considered" generated more tape requests than any other music segment ever done on the program. He has won numerous awards from the Washington Area Music Association, was the recipient of the 1997 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for Music Composition, and is an instructor and Guitar Week coordinator for The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, N.C.