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Al Petteway and Amy White perform at Northeast State on June 15

Contributed • Jun 10, 2019 at 6:55 AM

Northeast State’s Hot Nights, Cool Music summer concert series gets rolling with the renowned duo Al Petteway and Amy White taking the stage Saturday in the Regional Center for Performing Arts Center at the Blountville campus.

 The Grammy Award-winning, critically acclaimed duo offer an intoxicating blend of musical styles. Their musical repertoire includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, world percussion and a touch of vocals.

Al & Amy’s music has been featured on a number of Ken Burns’ documentary films, most notably the soundtrack of the Emmy-winning documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” Their album, Caledon Wood, (which includes the main theme of the National Parks documentary) was counted among the essential albums of the past 20 years in the Acoustic Guitar Magazine 20th anniversary issue.

Future concerts include:

June 20: Avant Farm 

July 13: The Johnson City Community Concert Band 

July 17: Muriel Anderson with special guest John McEuen 

The concert admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The performance begins at 7. For more information about the series, visit www.northeaststate.edu or contact 423-279-7669 or jpkelly@northeaststate.edu.