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. Midnight Special-Live Radio Concert

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

    September 6 @ 11:00 am - September 7 @ 6:00 pm
  3. Olympia WA

    September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Jeffery Sisk
Pittsburgh In Tune, Pittsburgh PA