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Marin, CA – Magnolia House Concerts

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Magnolia House Concerts, (get real address after you contact host)
Marin County, CA CA United States

Our dear Swannanoa Gathering colleague and friend Steve Baughman recommended us to Amy Fredericks and her house concert series. We'll be there on this Thursday evening for an early evening of music, stories, and songs. Please join us if you can. It will be wonderful! Suggested donation of $20-25 and directions/location will be provided when your reservations are confirmed. Email contact only, thank you. Amy AT AmyFriedricksMusic DOT com. For tickets: Magolia House Concert Series Doors at 7:00. Music at…

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Windsor Acoustic Guitar House Concert

October 19 @ 7:30 pm
Windsor Acoustic House Concert Series, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 United States

This series used to be in Windsor, but now presents concerts in Santa Rosa --  find out what you need to know on the Windsor Acoustic Guitar House Concert  website. Doors at 7:00. Music at 7:30. By invitation only: email scottn AT sonic DOT net. The host is a former blues guitar student and I look forward to playing for his series and meeting new friends. Here's what he has to say about his series: "The Windsor Acoustic Guitar House…

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Nevada City – House Concert

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Nevada City House Concert, 631 Coyote St (not actual address)
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

One of the most versatile and renowned guitarists I know is going to open up his house for us in Nevada City CA for a Saturday night house concert. Contact Steve Baughman and Joy Lynn (joylynnking AT gmail.com) to reserve a place and get precise directions/address. This will be a lot of fun!

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The Lab at the Barnyard

October 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Lab at The Barnyard, Carmel Rancho Ln
Carmel, CA 93922 United States

A friend of two different friends in the Carmel area, Kiki Wow has set up this Sunday afternoon concert at The Lab.

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Ojai Storytelling Festival – California

October 25 - October 28
Ojai Storytelling Festival, Main Street
Ojai, CA 93024 United States

I am so pleased to be invited back to this lovely festival up in the hills above the Pacific in Ojai, CA. Brian Bemel's welcoming me and my spoken-word/poet compatriot Glenis Redmond back and we are both excited and pleased at the prospect of working together again and making new friends at the festival, on stage and off. From their website: Nestled in a valley filled with orange groves and flanked by the Topa Topa peaks, the charming city of…

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Borrego Springs House Concert

November 5
Borrego Springs House Concert, (get accurate address after you contact host)
Borrego Springs, CA 92004 United States

This beautiful little desert town is home to dear friends who are going to open their home on a Monday evening for an early evening of music, stories and songs. An intimate setting for friends new and old to join us. Please contact Steven Forrest by email only: forrestastrology AT Gmail DOT com Address will be provided by our hosts when they confirm your reservation.

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Green Valley AZ House Concert

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McElfresh House Concert, actual address after rsvp
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
$20

Our friends from Common Ground on the Hill (Maryland) and Common Ground on the Border (Arizona) will be hosting a house concert on the return leg of our tour. Please contact Rebecca McElfresh (mcelf.rebecca@gmail.com) to reserve a space for this unamplified evening of acoustic music, stories, and song. Years ago, my song, "The Land That I Love," brought me to Green Valley where I witnessed the work of the Green Valley Samaritans and No Mas Muertes, as well: humanitarians trying…

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Hillside House Concerts-Austin TX

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hillside House Concerts, Austin, TX United States
$15 – $20.00

Elise Bright will be hosting us for a house concert in northwest Austin, Texas on Friday evening, November 9th. Music starts at 8:00. Reservations are by email only to: musicgirl3205 AT gmail DOTcom. $15 donations will be gratefully accepted at the door. A couple of sets of finely wrought traditional blues and slide guitar, sprinkled with some select original songs, ragtime blues, and great stories. Come out, bring or send your Austin friends our way.

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Whirlybird – near Lafayette LA

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Whirlybird Dance Hall, get actual address when you contact them for tickets!
St. Landry Parish, LA United States

Jim Phillips, Christy Leichty, and their crew of volunteers and friends are creating a music/dance/art scene in St. Landry Parish, north of Lafayette, LA. My friend David Greely introduced us and I'm looking forward to being part of the scene there. Saturday evening concert sets. Sunday, midday workshop. Details coming soon. Locations sent with email confirmation of your reservations. Here's what their site says: "Jim Phillips and his wife Christy Leichty are artists and educators who love Cajun and Creole music…

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Blues Guitar/Vocal Workshop – St. Landry’s Parish LA

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Whirlybird Dance Hall, get actual address when you contact them for tickets!
St. Landry Parish, LA United States

The content of this workshop is yet to be settled, but I'm a fine slide guitar teacher, good delta and ragtime blues teacher, and I can coach singers into using the tools that make blues singers so emotionally effective. Teaching is a part of what I love. Content of these workshops is always driven by the agreed upon interests of those who come. Feel free to contact me before hand with your requests and questions. Reservations strongly advised. Thank you.

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St. Landry Parish Schools, Acadiana Arts Center Residency

November 12 @ 8:00 am - November 13 @ 3:00 pm
St. Landry Parish, 1013 E. Creswell Lane
Opelousas, LA 70571 United States

The schools in St. Landry have entered into an educational arts presenters agreement with the good folks at the Acadiana Arts Center, who I've been working with for more than twenty years. I'm happy to be one of the first artists to go perform and teach for them.

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Acoustic Blues/Slide Guitar Workshop-Duluth GA

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Red Clay Music Foundry, 3116 Main Street
Duluth, GA 30096 United States
$35

Eddie Owen and the Red Clay Music Foundry are presenting a workshop/concert combination on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Details will be forthcoming, but note the date and, my dear Atlanta friends, get out of town and come see me. My workshops often include the music of Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, acoustic slide guitar techniques, right hand basics, open tunings and standard tuning, as well as blues vocal techniques for non-blues singers! Content is always shaped by who comes. We…

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Red Clay Music Foundry-Duluth GA

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Red Clay Music Foundry, 3116 Main Street
Duluth, GA 30096 United States
$20

Eddie Owen Presents (EOP) is sponsoring this workshop/concert day north of Atlanta in Duluth GA. The workshop in the afternoon is for blues guitarists and singers. The evening performance is for anyone who values good music, longs to know its history and stories, and has a passion for great singing and acoustic guitar playing. Come out and join us. We will have a ball. Guaranteed! Note: There's a discount if you do the workshop AND the concert. Tickets

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Sunapee Coffee House

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunapee Coffeehouse, 9 Lower Main Street
Sunapee, NH 03304 United States

Our gig here last year was iced out by some frozen pipes. A return to this lovely (cool) local coffeehouse in the state next door! Hopefully not as cold as last year... Come join us for a great evening of acoustic blues, slide guitar, hand-crafted songs and stories.

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The Peace Center, Greenville SC with Poet Glenis Redmond

January 9, 2019 - January 10, 2019
The Peace Center, 101 W. Broad St.
Greenville, SC 29601 United States

My poetic compatriot and sister-from-another-mother, Glenis Redmond, and I will be presenting teaching performances during the day on Wednesday and Thursday, January 9 & 10, and an evening presentation on Thursday, January 10th at 6:30 as part of their Poetic Conversations Series. The opportunity for us to be on stage together is precious to us and we are both grateful for the vision and commitment of the Peace Center to presenting this compelling work.

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Scott Ainslie @ Streamside

January 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Streamside Music, Streamside Dr. (actual address will be given after rsvp)
Arden, NC 28704 United States

An amazing venue: I'm excited to play in Sally Sparks' house concert series in Arden. Doors will open at 2:30 -- Two sets with a break. Suggested donation $20. Details and RSVP link will be posted in December.

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Stories, songs, and acoustic blues with Scott Ainslie, Cincinnati OH

January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Women Writing For Change, 6906 Plainfield Rd 45236
Cincinnati, OH 45236 United States

Women Writing For Change is sponsoring an evening of acoustic blues, original and traditional stories and songs by noted acoustic blues musician Scott Ainslie. An authority on the music of Delta Blues legend Robert Johnson, Ainslie has deep roots with elder musicians on both sides of the color line in the mid-south. His experience with his mentors infuses each story, each song, every note. Come join us for an informal evening of music and camaraderie. You are welcome to bring…

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Yellow Springs OH – YSAC Community Gallery

January 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
YSAC Community Gallery, 111 Corry Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387 United States

I'm happy to be returning to Yellow Springs Arts Council's Community Gallery for another unamplified evening of acoustic music, stories and songs. On an inside weeknight last time we had roughly forty people who came and were delighted. Reservations are recommended because you know how people will talk! Reservations: by email or telephone, below.

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Swain Center for the Arts, Bryson NC w/Reggie Harris

January 27, 2019 - January 28, 2019
Swain County Center for the Arts, 1415 Fontana Rd.
Bryson City, NC 28713 United States

My friend Reggie Harris and I are returning to the scene of our first public performances together to again present "Long Time Comin'" for the community and three educational concerts for middle and high school student audiences in Bryson City, NC at the Swain Arts Center. Public Community Concert: 2:30 p.m., Sunday January 27th Educational concerts: TBA, Monday January 28th

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Wakefield Middle School: Teaching Concerts

February 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Wakefield Middle School, 2300 Wakefield Pines Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27614 United States

I'm happy to be returning to this NC middle school for two teaching concerts, one each for the sixth-seventh grade students and teachers, and one for the eight graders. This performance is partially supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh NC.

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Scott Ainslie & Reggie Harris, The Folk College, Huntingdon PA

May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Folk College, Huntingdon, PA 16652 United States

What a delight to be returning to this lovely little town and this community of players, and I get to bring Reggie Harris with me for the fun! Always presented in collaboration with Huntingdon County Arts, the Folk College stresses open classes for mixed instruments as well as classes to drill down on core technique and styles for guitarists, etc. Populated by fine humans with a flair for having a good time, this is always grand. This May 2019 program…

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