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Peterborough Folk Music Society, House Concert

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harrisville-Private Home, Harrisville, NH United States
$20.00

After a few years away, I'm delighted to be returning the Deb McWethy's house concert series in Harrisville NH on Friday evening, June 14th (the date of the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution)! Directions will be sent with reservation confirmations. Email: deb AT pfmsconcerts.org or call 603-318-9196 to reserve your place.

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1794 Meeting House, New Salem MA

July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1794 Meeting House, 26 South Main Street
New Salem, MA 01355 United States

Brad Foster and the good volunteers at this Meeting House concert series have invited us to come for Saturday evening, July 13. Music starts at 7:30. This should be a magnificent venue for sound!

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WAYO-104.3 FM-Live Radio

July 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WAYO, Fedder Industrial Park 1237 E. Main
Rochester, NY United States

I'm happy to be able to have the chance to spend an hour on the air live with Blues DJ Dave Ziebarth on his Jump Blues radio show, Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. in Rochester NY, the town where I was born. I went to a little elementary school on Rogers Parkway in 1956-57. My brother George was born into that house, as well. It will be fun to be on the air there. Join us.

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Wild Rose Moon, Plymouth IN

July 19 @ 8:00 pm - July 20 @ 10:00 am
Wild Rose Moon, 115 N. Michigan
Plymouth, IN 46563 United States
$15.00

A Friday evening concert followed by a Saturday morning radio show at the Wild Rose Moon in historic downtown Plymouth, Indiana with our host George Schricker: great fun to be had.

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Woodstock Folk Festival, Woodstock IL

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Woodstock Square, Woodstock, IL 60098 United States

The 34th Annual Woodstock (IL) Folk Festival takes place Sunday, July 21 from noon until 6:00 p.m. on Woodstock Square in Woodstock, IL. (RAIN location: Unity Spiritual Center, 225 W. Calhoun, Woodstock IL). I'll be presenting a 40-minute set there, followed by a 45-minute acoustic blues &/or slide guitar workshop. Bring your guitars! And slides, if that's your interest. We'll talk over what would be most useful and settle on topics to be covered. It'll be informal and great.

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Cafe Carpe, Fort Atkinson WI

July 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe Carpe, 18 South Water Street West
Ft. Atkinson, WI 53538 United States

How nice to be returning to this relaxed and friendly venue again. Wednesday night, so mark up your calendar and come to join us if you can. Spend hump day listening to some great slide guitar, fine singing, and stories of the blues.

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Louisville KY House Concert

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Indian Woods House Concerts, Louisville, KY United States

An old friend, now retired from the Washington Post, Kay Coyte, is hosting Indian Woods House Concerts and has made room for us in her schedule. There will be a voluntary potluck at 5:30 with music starting at 7:00. Prepare for an intimate, lovely acoustic evening of blues, slide guitar and original songs. Reservations may be made by contacting Kay at: mkaycoyteAT Gmail DOT com, or 502-409-4501 Directions will be provided with reservation confirmations. Seating is limited, so reserve your…

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Guitar Week, The Swannanoa Gathering, Swannanoa NC

July 28 - August 3
Warren Wilson College, 701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States

I am honored to be invited to teach, play, and carouse a bit with the remarkable community of players–students and teachers–at The Swannanoa Gathering. Nestled in the western NC mountains at Warren Wilson College, the setting is idyllic. For more than two decades, I've had a place at this musical feast. It is always a great joy to be invited back.

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Village Club at Wolf Laurel-Mars Hill NC

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wolf Laurel, Weaverville, NC 28754 United States

While recovering from the joyous Guitar Week adventures at the Swannanoa Gathering, I am happy to be returning for a relaxed Sunday afternoon concert at the Village Pavillion in the Wolf Laurel community, up on top of the world in Mars Hill NC. Music will start at 4:00. This is a private, gated community. Tickets will be available to community members and their guests through the Wolf Laurel Property Owners' Association. I'll be singing on what would have been my…

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Workshop & Concert: Stage 84, Mystic CT

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Stage 84, 84 Route 27
Mystic, CT 06355 United States

I'll be teaching a vocal workshop for all singers centered around what can be learned from Black soul and blues singers about amplifying the emotional power of a song by how we deliver the lyrics in the afternoon starting at 1:00 and running till 3:30. There is a 5:30 potluck supper and one long set starts at 7:00. This community-building venue and its hosts are a real breath of fresh air for touring musicians and audiences, alike. Come join us.…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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