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Guitar Workshop: The Music of Mississippi John Hurt

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seminole, FL, actual address provided when you rsvp.
Seminole, FL United States

A guitar student from Swannanoa has offered to host a guitar workshop at his house in Seminole, FL Limited to 12 students, this will be a fun Thursday evening gathering.  Reserve your space by buying a ticket below.  Exact address will be emailed to you after you sign up. Questions?  email barb@cattailmusic.com The Workshop: Even before John Hurt was re-discovered in 1963 at the age of 71, his 1927 and 1928 recordings had influenced a small coterie of guitar aficionados.…

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Blues Concert at Timucua, Orlando, FL

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Timucua, 2000 South Summerlin
Orlando, FL 32806 United States

A concert in a wonderful-looking and sounding venue:  Timucua.

Doors open at 7:00
Introductions at 7:30

Music (live-cast) starts at 7:38!

Not in Florida?  You can watch from anywhere!  www.youtube.com/TimucuaArts   7:38 E.S.T.

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Unity Eastside, Tallahassee FL

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Unity Eastside, 8551 Buck Lake Road
Tallahassee, FL United States

My musical brother Darryl Steele has paved the way for me to join him and the musical director Vicki Herlovich for a service at 10:30 Sunday morning. It will be good to be with them both again.

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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

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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Charleston House Concert

November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
River House Concerts, actual address provided when you rsvp.
Charleston, SC 29414 United States

A first time house concert with a friend. R.S.V.P.  lorna.songs@gmail.com -- She'll send you the actual address / directions. Pot luck snacks to share before and at the break between sets.  BYOB if you want something special.  Host will have soft drinks and wine. $15-$20 suggested donation.  

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“Beat The Black Friday Blues” in Floyd, VA

November 30 @ 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Hotel Floyd, 300 Rick Lewis Way
Floyd, VA 24091 United States
$15 – $20

Got the Black Friday Blues? Come to Floyd, Virginia on Saturday for a day of Blues Guitar Workshops and an evening concert. Stay over at the venue Hotel Floyd at a special discounted room rate.

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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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Acoustic Blues Concert – Arts Fifth Avenue – Fort Worth TX

January 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 5th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104 United States

Hello, Fort Worth! Gracey Tune at Arts Fifth Avenue is hosting us for a Friday evening concert and Saturday afternoon workshop. House opens at 7:00 Friday, January 10, 2020 and music starts at 7:30. We'll be just under an hour west of where Robert Johnson made his first series of professional recordings at the Brunswick Record offices on the third floor of the 508 Park Avenue building in Dallas. Some of his music will be resonating again in this part…

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How Did Robert Johnson Do That? Fort Worth Guitar Workshop

January 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 5th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104 United States

Hello, Fort Worth! Gracey Tune at Arts Fifth Avenue is hosting us for a Friday evening concert and Saturday afternoon workshop. We'll be just under an hour west of where Robert Johnson made his first series of professional recordings at the Brunswick Record offices on the third floor of the 508 Park Avenue building in Dallas. Some of his music will be resonating again in this part of Texas, without a doubt. This workshop will be focused on the music…

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Cathedral of Light

January 12, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cathedral of Light, 2570 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75234 United States

Sunday morning service at 10:30 Afternoon concert

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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

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 https://harmonyplayground.com/about-scott-ainslie-concert/

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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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Harmony Center for Spiritual Living – afternoon Concert

February 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Harmony Center for Spritual Living, 12907 E. Bailey St.
Whittier, CA 90601 United States

No, Scott is not singing harmony with himself -- Harmony is the name of the place! Church service and Sunday afternoon concert - details to follow.

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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 T1S 2R9 Canada

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

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Scott Ainslie at ISIS Lounge Concert, Asheville NC

April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States

I'm happy to be returning to Isis, a club named for the Egyptian god before Islamic terrorists commandeered the acronym... The upstairs lounge is an intimate setting with good sound and not a bad seat in the house. Come join me for an evening of music, stories, and songs. Tickets: https://isisasheville.com/event/acoustic-blues-slide-guitar-master-scott-ainslie/

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Unity Renaissance – Chesapeake VA

April 26, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Unity Renaissance of Chesapeake, 1120 Eden Way N.
Chesapeake, VA 23320 United States

I'll be playing music for the church services at 9:00 and 11:00 and then at 1:30, following a church lunch, I'll present a program on the African roots of the blues, spirituals and gospel music. Having come of age during the Civil Rights era just outside of Washington DC, I grew up with an acute sense of fairnes and a fondness for social justice. This has led me to a life lived in the seam between black and white cultures,…

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Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton NJ

May 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main Street (Rt. 9)
Tuckerton, NJ 08087 United States

This non-profit music presenting organization was established in 2014 to bring fine live performances to Tuckerton and the surrounding area. I'm looking forward to my first performance there (courtesy of Tom Paxton and the Don Juans, who recommended me to the music coordinator there: this is how the music life works best! Thanks, boys!!). Thursday evening, May 14th, 7:30 p.m. Two sets and all the fun you can have.

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Marlboro VT House Concert

May 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Private Home, Marlboro, VT United States

Megan Littlehales has been hosting events in an old farmhouse in Marlboro VT, bringing fine acoustic music into the area for a select audience of 30-40 people. I'm delighted to be joining the long list of august performers who've made music in that house. Friday night, 7:30 p.m., May 22, 2020. Come!

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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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