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TradMad Camp, Plymouth MA

August 24 - August 30
Pinewoods Camp, 148 Halfway Pond Road
Plymouth, MA United States

Another round of irreverent, traditional and contemporary fun! This is a fine, and stand-out week of music, dance, songs, swimming (the water is simply unbelievable!)...plan to join us. There are a few slots left, at this writing.

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Brattleboro House Concert, Brattleboro VT

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Brattleboro House Concerts, Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
$15 – $20

A house concert in my own town, in the home of good friends! This is just wonderful to mull over. For the hometown crowd who's been wondering when I'll play at home, the answer is suddenly Saturday, September 7th. There will be room for 30, not more. Reservations required. I'll be performing acoustically on a variety of instruments, singing and telling stories, new and old. Music in the air! Reservations by phone or email. Directions with reservation confirmation, as usual.

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Rochester VT House Concert

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rochester VT-Private Home, Rochester, VT 05767 United States

Friends in the little central Vermont town of Rochester are opening their carriage barn and home for a house concert. Rochester is damn-near exactly in the geographical middle of the state. A picturesque, working-landscape sort of a town. There will be songs, stories, music and friends made. Join us: Friday, (September) the 13th...always a lucky day! Admission by suggested donation, as usual.

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Vocal Workshop and Concert-Hudson MA

September 14
Ellen King, real address provided when you rsvp
Hudson, MA 01749 United States

I'll be presenting my "Lessons From A White Blues Singer" Vocal Workshop at 3 pm   see description There'll be a potluck at  6 pm. And the evening concert starts at 7 pm $25 for concert, $30 for the workshop, $45 for both To reserve your place in the workshop or concert, email: ellencking88 gmail.com. Local directions will be provided with your confirmation.

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5th Saturdays House Concerts-Kingston NY

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
AIR studio, exact location will be given when you RSVP
Kingston, NY 12401 United States

I am opening this new House concert series, on Saturday, September 28th. This will be a rare evening of acoustic blues, traditional and original songs, and stories. Reservations required. $20. Reserve your seat via email:   andysboo2 gmail.com    airstudio aol.com. Local directions will come with the confirmation of your reservations. Please come join me. Support live music in your community!

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Connecticut Folk, New Haven CT

October 4 @ 7:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, New Haven, CT United States

This non-profit organization programs from October to May, with April being sequestered for auditions for the annual CT Folk Fest Emerging Artists' Stage. I'll be their opener this year and am looking forward to it.

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Canaan Institute House Concert: Brooktondale NY

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Canaan Institute, Brooktondale NY, NY 14817 United States
$20.00

Michael Ludgate, host of the Canaan Institute house concerts is a musician, photographer and publicist for the music and arts community. We've gotten connected by shared friends and I'm looking forward to meeting Michael and the musical community he's been building and part of in the greater Ithaca NY area. I'll be bringing a fiddle and banjo along with my other instruments to embrace a portion of my southern old-time music heritage, as well as the blues work and original…

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Common House Concerts-Belfast, Maine

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Common House Concerts, Belfast, ME 04915 United States

We're making new friends in Maine each time we go. Such fine folks! Please pass the word about this October house concert and join us with friends for a great evening of fellowship, music, community-building, and a live experience that doesn't involve screens of any kind! As is customary, local directions will be provided with your reservation confirmation. Space is limited, so please set the date aside. The presenter prefers that you use the reservation form at https://sites.google.com/view/bcechc/scott-ainslie, but emails…

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Floyd Radio Show

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Floyd Country Store, 206 SOUTH LOCUST STREET
Floyd, VA 24091 United States
$15

Scott will be the featured artist on this monthly radio show - broadcast live from the Floyd Country Store, in Floyd, VA.

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Big Porch House Concerts, Durham NC

November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Big Porch House Concerts, NC United States
$20.00

Coming back to my old haunt in Durham NC for a relaxed Sunday afternoon concert in early November: a perfect time of year for it. You're invited to bring snacks to share. Two sets, music starts at 4:00 and ends at 6:00. Nice and tidy set up. Reserve your place and get directions to this house on Georgia Avenue by emailing: reservations AT bigporch DOT us

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Music on Malphrus, Bluffton SC

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Music On Malphrus, 110 Malphrus Road
Bluffton, SC 29910 United States
$20.00

Music On Malphrus is a concert series hosted by the UU Congregation of the Low Country in Bluffton SC. Doors open at 6:00, music at 7:00 p.m. There's room for around 125 people. Reservations are recommended, but not required.

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Private House Concert, Peterborough NH

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private House Concert, Peterborough, NH United States

Our hosts assure us that their email list will fill all the available chairs, and they've asked us only to make note of the event here, but not solicit reservations. There may be a workshop or private lessons offered in conjunction with this evening performance. Feel free to inquire about such things: scottAT CattailMusic DOT com.

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Acoustic Blues/Slide Guitar Workshop: Berryville VA

January 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct
Berryville, VA 22611 United States

The Barns of Rosehill will be the site for this hands-on workshop for acoustic guitarists on the roots and branches of country blues and slide guitar. This 2.5 hour Saturday afternoon workshop will be paired with the evening concert for one discounted price or purchased separately, as you like. Feel free to contact me with your hopes for the workshop portion. I'll teach the players who show up and we'll do our best to satisfy everyone's hopes. How's that!!!

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The Barns of Rosehill, Berryville VA

January 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct
Berryville, VA 22611 United States

Doors open at 6:00; music at 7:00; an open session following the concert for those who'd like to play. They're building a scene and a community at the Barns and I'm happy to be a part of that. The workshop in the afternoon is $40 alone, $50 with the concert included. The concert will be $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Save the date and join us, Saturday, January 4th.

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Common Ground On The Border 2020, Sahuarita AZ

January 16, 2020 - January 18, 2020
Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 17750 S. La Cañada Drive
Sahuarita, AZ 85629 United States

The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ of Sahuarita, Arizona and Common Ground On The Hill in Westminster, Maryland cooperate in the production of this program examining the common ground we all share, regardless of where the border is drawn between us: race, class, religion, or nationality. It will be my honor to join them to lead two two-hour classes on "Raising Your Voice For Others," and to present a concert on the Friday night of this weekend. Set aside…

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Harmony Playground House Concerts, Poway CA

January 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Harmony Playground, Poway, CA 92064 United States
$20.00

One of the great things about the traveling life is making new friends, sometimes dozens of them at a time! Jacqueline Silva is one. We'll be coming to her House Concert series in January of 2020 while touring in southern California. The evening starts with a potluck supper at 6:00, music at 7:00, a break for dessert and visiting, then a second set at 8:15. This will be fun. Tickets reserved online at http://harmonyplayground.com/concerts

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Muckenthaler Cultural Center: Long Time Comin’ w/Reggie Harris

February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92833 United States

We're coming to Fullerton CA to this Cultural Center for a Thursday evening presentation. Please save the date and join us there. About my work with Reggie Harris: "Standing in concert, armed with a variety of acoustic instruments, stories, and songs, Scott Ainslie and Reggie Harris–passionate performers and friends–personalize America’s history and the shared struggle for equal social and civil rights. In their interactive concert program, Long Time Comin’, we are welcomed and wrapped up in that journey. 'Tracing the…

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Whittier CA with Reggie Harris

February 7, 2020 - February 8, 2020
Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, Whittier College, 13406 E. Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90608 United States

I'm happy to be returning to the scene of my double-bill performance with the august David Lindley (the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts) with my friend and sometime stage partner Reggie Harris. I have very fond memories of this stage and the community of volunteers who help staff the concerts and events! We'll be presenting teaching concerts during the day on Friday, optional workshops (TBA) on Saturday midday, and an evening concert Saturday night. Please plan to…

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On The Edge Concert Series, Calgary-Alberta, Canada

March 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Red Deer Lake United Church, 96187 Hwy. 22X
Foothills, ALBERTA, ALBERTA Canada

We're so looking forward to this! Details to follow!

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Sumner Hall, Chestertown MD

June 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Tom McHugh has been tasked with booking a series of community concerts in one of only two existing African-American Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) buildings still standing in the United States (and the only one offering regular programs). My friend and compatriot Reggie Harris played it last year and recommended me. The honor of working in this building, with this community, affirming the contributions and importance of African-Americans to our shared history is now also going to be mine.…

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Carroll Cafe, Takoma-Washington DC

June 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW
Washington, DC 20012 United States

This cafe has been bringing great acoustic music into its beautiful upstairs room for years. I'm happy to be returning to make music at this all-volunteer run coffeehouse. Come join us!

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