Collector's Passion - Al Petteway - 2018

Didn't We Waltz - Amy White - Fairewood Studios, LLC 2016

Dream Guitars, Vol. II - Hand Picked - Al Petteway - Fairewood Studios, LLC 2015

Mountain Guitar - Al Petteway - Fairewood Studios, LLC 2014

Home Sweet Home - 2012 Fairewood Studios

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It's Only The Blues - 2012 (Fairewood Studios, LLC)
Solo fingerstyle acoustic Blues


It's Good to Be Back Home
A musical tribute to two of my guitar heroes, Etta Baker and Doc Watson

Sweet Potato Fries
Inspired by the playing of Robert Johnson and Big Bill Broonzy

Wayfaring Stranger
An old favorite with a bluesy twist to it.

It's Only the Blues
Inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix

This Just In
A funky tune, perfect for jamming

Darlin' Corey
A traditional tune that fits nicely in the blue idiom

Walkin' Stick
Piedmont style blues with a bit of a funky groove

Some Kind of Blue
A nod to the jazz greats whose music often crossed over to Blues

High In The Blue Ridge - 2010 (Fairewood Studios, LLC)


Up on Flat Top Mountain
Bent Creek
Wondrous Love
The Drovers’ Road
Wildwood Flower
Fairview Waltz
Banish Misfortune
Craggy Pinnacle
Fairy’s Choice / Choice Wife
The Last Waltz
The Parting Glass

Dream Guitars Vol. I - 2008 (Dream Guitars)

 Recorded on Guitars Made by Eleven of America's Top Luthiers
This project was sponsored by DreamGuitars.com who also provided the guitars.


1.   The Crossing - Bruce Sexauer - Brazilian Rosewood/German Spruce
2.   Highland Harbinger - Brian Applegate - Brazilian Rosewood/European
3.   Snow Waltz - Lance McCollum - Brazilian Roseweood/Engelmann Spruce
4.   Tennessee Mountain Rag - Gerald Sheppard - African Blackwood/European Spruce
5.   March West - Charles Hoffman - Brazilian Rosewood/German Spruce
6.   White Water - Bill Tippin - Blackwood/Red Cedar
7,   Rainy Day - Bruce Petros - Brazilian Rosewood/German Spruce
8.   Night Flight - Charis - Brazilian Rosewood/Alpine Spruce
9.   Potato Salad Days - Marc Beneteau - Brazililian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce
10. Mysterious Journey - Jason Simpson - Sapelle/Carpathian Spruce
11. Reverie - Kathy Wingert - Brazilian Rosewood/Italian Spruce


Winter Tidings - 2006 (Maggie's Music)


Breakin' Up Christmas
Joy To The World
The Holly and the Ivy
Bring A Torch Jeanette, Isabella
People Look East
Cherry Tree Carol
Into the Light
Roving on a Winter's Night
Gabriel's Message/I Wonder as I Wander
New Year's Carol/Sussex Carol/Tomorrow Will Be My Dancing Day
Christ Child's Lullaby
Star in the East/
Born in Beth'ny




Land of the Sky - 2005 (Maggie's Music)


 Land of the Sky MP3 (one of the themes in Ken Burns' "National Parks")
Black Bears' Picnic MP3
Shady Grove 4:39 (used in Ken Burns' "National Parks")
Across The Blue Mts MP3
 Bobcat In the Brambles MP3
Sunny Day 3:08
Pretty Polly MP3
A Walk in the Woods 4:20
Western Highlands 3:30
Wayfaring Stranger MP3
The Cuckoo MP3
Swannanoa 4:44
Ryan's Rambles 4:05
Trillium Waltz 2:33

Golden Wing - 2004 (Maggie's Music)


 All the Way There mp3
 Summer Sang In Me mp3
Golden Wing (3:29)
Raglan Road (4:55)
The Blackest Crow (4:40)
Let the Wind Carry You mp3
The Snows They Melt the Soonest mp3
If I Were a Blackbird (4:21)
Home (4:02)
Hide & Go Seek (3:19)
Tabby Wings (3:34)
Lagan Love (3:49)
Songbird (3:42)


Acoustic Journey - 2004 (Maggie's Music)  


Desert Dance/Mariposa (7:03) (originally on "Racing Hearts")
Caledon Wood (7:48) (originally on "Caledon Wood")
 Sundog (5:27) (originally on "Caledon Wood")
Midnight Ride mp3 (new version)
You Make Me Smile mp3 (new)
 Red-Haired Boy (3:56) (originally on "Midsummer Moon")
Loss (6:16) (originally on "Bittersweet")
Bakers' Dozen mp3 (new version)
Celtic Wedding mp3 (new version of "The Wedding" from "Whispering Stones")
Accokeek Shore (2:17) (new version)
Bareback mp3 (Originally appeared on "Bittersweet")
Lullaby (3:12) (originally on "Racing Hearts")
Ode to Ferdinand (4:05) (originally on "Piano Diaries")
 Silver Branch mp3 (new version)
 New Moon (5:16) (new version)

Shades of Blue - 2003 (Solid Air Records)

Meant to Be
Slinky Soozie
E Funk
St. Clair's Rag
Lightning Rod
After Dark
Smoky Mountain Morning
Eureka Hotel
The Darkest Hour
Alphonso Brown is Back in Town
Tony's Rag
Station to Station

Gratitude CD

Gratitude - 2001 (Solid Air Records)


Picking Flowers.mp3
Pocket Change.mp3
Let The Wind Carry You.mp3

Racing Hearts

Racing Hearts - 1999 (Fairewood)


Mariposa (3:39)
Riding the River.mp3 (used in Ken Burns' "National Parks")
Morrison's Jig (4:54) *
Polly Vaughn.mp3
Desert Dance (4:10)
Wallflower Waltz (3:35)
Hidden Wings mp3
The Giddy Gauntlet / The Gaudy Bauble (3:28)
She Moved Through the Faire (4:10) vocal *
Racing Hearts.mp3
Lullaby (3:10) vocal


Bittersweet CD

Bittersweet - An American Romance - 1998 (Fairewood)

Solo Piano
(with guest appearances by
Amy's father, Richard White, on Oboe *
and Al Petteway on Guitar **)

"If Keith Jarrett and Mary Cassatt had a daughter, she would be Amy White."
- Takoma Voice


American Romance
Loss **
Skirting the Storm
Bittersweet *
Touching Souls
Waiting Out the Rain
Full Circle
Kiss Under Cover of Night *
Happy Go Lucky vs. The Undertow


Caledon Wood - 1997 (Maggie's Music)

 Listed as one of the "Essential Albums of the Past Twenty Years"
  by the editors of Acoustic Guitar Magazine - February 2010


Sundog (5:23)
  Sligo Creek (Theme for Ken Burns' "National Parks")
Erich Suas a Stoirin (2:48)
   Funky C, Funky Do (used in Ken Burns' "Baseball")
Faire Wind (3:59)
Branches (3:57)
Caledon Wood (7:47)
Waltz for Rebecca (3:43)
Pavane (2:51)
Maggie's Reel (3:45)
Fy to the Hills in the Morning (2:03)
Jock O'Hazeldean (3:52)

A Scottish Christmas - 1996 (Maggie's Music)
O Come, O Come Emmanuel/God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman 4:14
 Here We Come A-Wassailing/Bottom of the Punch Bowl 3:37
Christmas Duanag/Hark the Bonny Christ Bells 3:00
What Child Is This (Greensleeves) 5:42
Rock Thee O' Child/Christ Child's Lullaby 4:31
 Christmas Carousing/Ale Is Dear/New Christmass 3:59
Da' Day Dawis/Christmas Day I' Da Moornin' 4:20
Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful) 2:53
Baloo, Lammy 3:57
Gloomy Winter 2:22
The Huntsman's Bag of Grain/Goosegirl's Song/New Year's Day 3:10
New Year's Day/On Christmas Night 3:26
Yeoman's Carol/Sound of Sleat 5:13
Rorate (Nativity) 2:54
All Sons of Adam 1:55
Auld Lang Syne 4:22

Piano Diaries
Piano Diaries & Other Entries - 1995 (Fairewood) - Out of Print

Midsummer Moon - 1995 (Maggie's Music)
The Red-Haired Boy 3:55 Traditional Irish
 Midsummer Moon 3:12
Solitude 4:26
Songline To Skye 2:54
Wintertide 2:38
Wild Mountain Thyme 5:53 Traditional Scottish
Phooka 4:22
Chase The Moon 2:09
Little Evan 2:07
Amy's Tears 3:45
The Beauty Spot 2:38 Traditional Irish
New Moon 5:06
Fairies' Waltz 1:41 (? Time)
White Island 3:08
Evolution 4:51 Liner Notes


Whispering Stones - 1994 (Maggie's Music)
Spindrift (3:07)
 Felicia's Wish (1:54)
Wispering Stones (3:16)
Wolf's Head (3:07)
The West Wind Traditional Scottish (4:17)
Dryad Dance (3:38)
Song Of John (2:09)
North Country Moor (1:57)
Magik (2:48)
The Wedding (1:18)
Final Passage (2:56)
Festival Waltz (3:32)
A New Dawn (3:20)
The Blacksmith Traditional English (2:48)
 Sidh Beag, Sidh Mor (1:27)
Midnight Ride (2:52)

Lady Sarah's Fancy (1:35)
All Through The Night
Traditional Welsh (3:15)

The Waters and the Wild - 1993 (Maggie's Music)
 Seven Swans (2:40)
 Falls (1:59)
Broken Mist (2:44)
Accokeek Shore (2:21)
Chesapeake (2:59)
River (2:21)
Shadows on The Marsh (2:11)
Wetland Spring (2:23)
The Great Dismal Swamp (2:34)
Cattail Waltz (1:58)

Shadyside Blues (3:40)
Flood Plain (4:48)
Lake Isle (2:45)
Dogue Creek (2:49)
Silver Branch (5:13)
The Pond at Woodburn Hill (2:24)




Al Petteway Instructional DVDs on Homespun Tapes:

Appalachian Fingerstyle in DADGAD Tuning - DVD II

Blues Guitar Arrangements in DADGAD Tuning

Appalachian Fingerstyle in DADGAD Tuning

Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar Vol. I (DADGAD)
Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar Vol. II (Alternate Tunings)

Homespun Video Lessons are also available as Digital Downloads

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Al Petteway Instructional DVD on Solid Air Records/Warner Bros:

Celtic, Blues & Beyond
DADGAD Guitar Solos (with Doug Smith & Lawrence Juber)
Acoustic Blues Solos (with Kenny Sultan & Mike Dowling)

Al Petteway Music Folio and Instructional CDs
from Solid Air Records:

Celtic, Blues & Beyond - Al Petteway
Acoustic Blues Solos - Al Petteway, Kenny Sultan, Mike Dowling
DADGAD Guitar Solos - Al Petteway, Doug Smith, Lawrence Juber
Pink Guitar - The Music of Henry Mancini

Music Books from Mel Bay Publications:

MBGU Fingerstyle Curriculum: Contemporary Solos (Book/CD Set)

Al Petteway Books Available from Amazon.com:

The Waters and The Wild
Whispering Stones
Midsummer Moon
Caledon Wood
A Scottish Christmas for Guitar

Al Petteway Music Books Available as PDF's

It's Only The Blues

Dream Guitars, Vol. I

Al Petteway & Amy White with Robin Bullock

A Holiday Sampler w/ Robin Bullock - 2002 (Fairewood)

A Midnight Clear w/ Robin Bullock - 2003 (Dorian)

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
The First Noel/Good King Wenceslas
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
O Come All Ye Faithful/Angels We Have Heard On High
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Christmas Eve is Here/Ding Dong Merrily on High
Gloucester Wassail/The Boys of Ballisodare
St. Clair's First Snow
Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light
In the Bleak Midwinter
Ave Maria

The following is only a partial list of projects which feature Al or Al & Amy.
Both Al & Amy have made cameo appearances on many other albums.

Grammy Winning CD
Pink Guitar - Henry Mancini (Solid Air) VIEW SITE

Other CDs on Solid Air:
Poppin' Guitars - The Music of the Sherman Brothers (Solid Air) VIEW SITE
Acoustic Guitar Highlights - Vol. 4 & 5 (Solid Air)
2 Blue For Words (Solid Air)

Ken Burns' Documentaries:

Mark Twain
National Parks - America's Best Idea Soundtrack Recording
Baseball-The Tenth Inning
The Dust Bowl
The Roosevelts


Fingerstyle Guitar II (Narada)  VIEW SITE

Celtic Mist (Maggie's Music) VIEW SITE

Carolan's Gift (Maggie's Music) VIEW SITE

Christine Lavin Presents - Follow That Road (Rounder)

Various Other Artist CDs Featuring Al:

Robin Bullock VIEW SITE
Rosewood Castle

David Wilcox  VIEW SITE
What You Whispered (Vanguard)

Tom Paxton & Anne Hills  VIEW SITE
Under American Skies (Appleseed Recordings)

Cheryl Wheeler  VIEW SITE
Driving Home (Rounder/Philo)
Mrs. Pinocci's Guitar (Rounder/Philo)
Sylvia Hotel (Rounder/Philo)

Maggie Sansone  VIEW SITE
Dance Upon The Shore (Maggie's Music)
A Traveler's Dream (Maggie's Music)
Celtic Meditations - Into the Light (Maggie's Music)
Wind Drift (Maggie's Music)

Bonnie Rideout  VIEW SITE
  Celtic Circles (Maggie's Music)
  Kindred Spirits (Maggie's Music)
  Gi'me Elbow Room (Maggie's Music)
  Scottish Fire (Maggie's Music)
Harlaw - Scotland 1411 (Tulloch Music)

Grace Griffith  VIEW SITE
My Life (Blix Street)
Grace (Blix Street)
Minstrel Song (Blix Street)
 Sands of Time(Blix Street)
Sailing (Blix Street)

 Jonathan Edwards  VIEW SITE
 One Day Closer (Rising Records)
 Man In The Moon (Rising Records)
 Debi Smith  VIEW SITE
 In My Dreams (Amerisound)
 More Than Once (Shanachie)
The Soprano

Rachel Cross  VIEW SITE
Angels & Aliens, Monsters & Freaks (Dreamy Eyes Records)

The Smith Sisters  VIEW SITE
Canary Song (Flying Fish)
Priscilla Herdman  VIEW SITE
Moondreamer (Redwing Music)
The Road Home (Redwing Music)
Abby Newton  VIEW SITE
Crossing to Scotland (Culburnie Records)
Susan Graham White
Not Afraid to Fly (Blix Street)

Tom Prasada-Rao VIEW SITE
Hear You Laughing (Music Office)

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