Since 1996, he has performed exclusively with his wife, Amy White. They have been Artists In Residence at The Kennedy Center and at Warren Wilson College. Petteway is also the Guitar Week coordinator for the world famous "Swannanoa Gathering" music camp at Warren Wilson College near Asheville, N.C. In 2005, Al Petteway won a Grammy award in the "Best Pop Instrumental" category for his rendition of "The Thornbirds" that appeared on a compilation of solo guitar renditions of Henry Mancini compositions titled "Pink Guitar." Before that he and Amy were awarded an Indie award for their duo guitar album "Gratitude." Al Petteway has been awarded 45 "Wammies" by the Washington Area Music Association including the top honors of "Artist of the Year" and "Musician of the Year". He was the recipient of two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards for Music Composition and performed at the Vice President's House and The White House during the Clinton administration. Al Petteway and Amy White now live in the western mountains of North Carolina near Asheville.
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