Performer

My time with senior traditional musicians from both sides of the ‘color line’ has changed me.

Whether the music is traditional or original, when I take the stage, I always feel like I’m climbing onto the shoulders of giants.

If somehow, you could magically remove the music we made together and what we did together: no one would recognize me.

I believe in apprenticeship, and the idea that you should let a craft or tradition transform you, before you go about transforming it.

The price of singing a song
is becoming the song.

– Scott Ainslie

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Upcoming Events

  1. Folkstage with Rich Warren

    September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Fox Valley Folk Festival

    September 6 @ 11:00 am - September 7 @ 6:00 pm
  3. Menucha’s Blues In The Gorge – Corbett OR

    October 1 - October 4
Mississippi Valley Blues Society
Thanks so much for your recent presentation on Blues Guitar Music & History at the LeClaire Community Library last Monday evening.  We received so many wonderful comments on your playing and presentation.  Our patrons were so impressed with your…
Sue Mannix, MLS, Director
LeClaire Community Library LeClaire, IA