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As heard on Ken Burn's documentary films, Celtic & Appalachian Acoustic Grooves best describes the music of Al Petteway & Amy Whit. They 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 often heard on NPR and is ... Read more in Amazon's Al Petteway Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 17, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: August 1, 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Maggie's Music
  • ASIN: B0002SPS2A
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,258 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Al & Amy present an acoustic instrumental celebration highlighting over a decade of musical collaboration. It's a brilliant convergence of Celtic, progressive bluegrass, rock, country, blues, jazz and classical idioms featuring Al Petteway's signature finger style acoustic guitar- voted one of 30 essential guitarists in the USA (guitar Player) and Amy White, WAMA winner "Best new-age artist" on piano, guitar, mandolin and with guest artists including Eric Rigler on Uilleann pipes.

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"A caffeinated, jazz-spiked acoustic brew!" -- The Washington City Paper

"A musical odyssey worth investigating." -- Folk Roots Magazine

"Music of transporting power and beauty, lyricism and dynamics...a quiet soulfulness that continually draws in the listener." -- The Washington Post

Petteway's formidable fingerstyle guitar and White's delicately nuanced mandolin, piano, and guitar dance like fairy lights...compelling melodies." -- Acoustic Guitar, April 3, 2005

The playing is tight and fluid ...a great introduction to the award-winning duo's music. -- Acoustic Guitar, (April,3 2005)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kevin R. Vrieze on August 18, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album is billed as a collection/collaboration...for a much weaker album one might be tempted to say 'greatest hits'. This set of tunes may indeed have appeared in previous work by Amy and Al, but what they have done here is make them new and exciting. If the songs were people one would say they are not 'good looking', they are 'beautiful'. To be sure the original soul and heart of these songs still beats. In this CD they have taken on a complexity or maturity that is uncommon in all but the greatest musical works. One can listen to this CD many times under many different circumstances and still have it work. It is one to treasure.

Desert Dance begins the journey of this album with a great fusion of Celtic, Central American, and Mediterranean (in an earlier time I might have called it Galician or North African). It still retains that 'silk roads' lure that would make Yo Yo Ma jealous.

Caledon Wood has been one of my favourites for many years. The version here adds levels of breadth and depth I'd not imagined. In six listenings it still comes up with new themes. The drum and percussion for example could be very early Celtic of the type around the mythic fire...it could also be East Indian or a variety of other places in the world. Makes it a whole new song.

Sundog creates the meeting of faery time and human time when the sea, the sun, the winds, and our friends gather at a miraculous moment. Red-Haired Boy is another of the tunes that has matured wonderfully and taken on a complexity that is delightful. Listening to it I'm more reminded of the line by the poet: "My Love is Wood Fire Burning". I think of friends of all types with this one. Perhaps the most surprising tune on the CD is Baker's Dozen. On the one hand very much a folk tune.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Fan from Arlington VA on November 19, 2004
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The previous review goes into great detail about the CD, so there is no need to duplicate that here. I do want to add that this CD like all of Al and Amy's CDs provides an enormous amount of pleasure. It is not a greatest hits CD, although it has some of their best songs. It is, instead, a compilation of new, old and remixed songs, all of which sound great. I have listened to this CD over and over again. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 88 Keys on February 28, 2013
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This is truly a joy to listen to, with such clear guitar, piano, & drum instruments blending beautiful acoustical patterns and weaving magic throughout the entire CD. Al & Amy are extremely gifted musicians and have created something very special in these musical treasures on this "Acoutic Journey" that they take us on.
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By John Goon on December 8, 2014
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I first heard Amy and Al in August 2014. They were performing live for the DC-area Focus Music program. They brought down the house. As the previous reviewers stated, the Acoustic Journey CD is one that can be listened to over and over again. "Desert Dance" and "Caledon Wood" are riveting. I especially enjoyed "You make me smile" and "Silver Branch". The first is a happy fest. The second is hauntingly powerful. This CD is one for the ages.
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By James R. Johnson on November 15, 2014
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Love it!!
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