Caledon Wood - Al Petteway
Caledon Wood - 1997 (Maggie's Music)
Voted by the editors of Acoustic Guitar magazine as one of the "Essential Albums of the Past 20 Years."
Grammy Winner Al Petteway presents acoustic finger-style guitar music with guests on piano, uilleann pipes, mandolin, viola, cello & percussion. All bring jazz and contemporary influences to new & traditional Celtic music.
Following his recent WAMMIE wins for "Best Contemporary" and "Best New Age" instrumentalist, Al Petteway expands his sonic scope with this ground breaking innovative CD. Al brings contemporary rhythms and jazzy moods to his music. Al's solo finger style acoustic guitar is featured with Amy White on piano, mandolin and ashiko drum, Anderson Allen on congas and percussion, world renowned Braveheart piper Eric Rigler on uilleann pipes.
This CD also includes 3-time National fiddle champion Bonnie Rideout, Abby Newton on cello, Maggie Sansone on hammered dulcimer and Debi Smith on bodhran. Hear Celtic-inspired Caledon Wood,Maggie's Reel, Sligo Creek, Scottish tunes Jock O'Hazeldean, Fy to the Hills in the Morning, originals Funky C, Funky Do, Evolution II, Sun Dog.
Sligo Creek is also featured on the sountrack for the new Ken Burns documentary on PBS, The National Parks: America's Best Idea.
"An innovative guitarist with a rich dulcet sound that features a fusion of new and old."
- Boston Globe
The CD Includes: Sundog, Sligo Creek, Rise Up My Love, Funky C Funky Do, Faire Wind, Branches, Caledon Wood, A Waltz for Rebecca, Pavanne, Maggie's Reel, Fy To The Hills, Jock O'Hazeldean.