Due to the Global Pandemic, most of the gigs on my calendar have been postponed or cancelled.

Some will be replaced with Virtual Concerts, and you’ll find details for all Live Streamed Concerts on the  Cattail-LIVE page!

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June 2020

Kent County High School, Chestertown MD

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kent County High School, 25301 Lambs Meadow Rd
Worton, MD 21678 United States
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As outreach hosted by our friends at Sumner Hall in Chestertown MD, I'll be presenting a teaching concert on the African roots of American music for the students at Kent County High School on Friday, June 5, 2020.  

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Sumner Hall, Chestertown MD

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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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 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW
Washington, DC 20012 United States
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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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CANCELLED for 2020: Old Songs, Altamont NY

June 26 - June 28
Old Songs Festival, 100 Main St.
Altamont, NY 12009 United States
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This august festival has passed from the hands of Andy Spence to Joy Bennett and I am, as ever, delighted to have an invitation. The festival features workshops, small and main stages, and theme-oriented workshops (like Songs of Conscience, or Blues and Slide Guitar) that feature four or five performers in a round-robin format that encourages community building on-stage, and off. Come for the day, or for the weekend. It's a blast.

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July 2020

Searsmont, Maine Library Concert

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Searsmont Town Library, 37 Main Street South
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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We met Steven Brown, the library director, when Scott played in Belfast last fall. He heard the radio show Scott did and contacted us right away, and we were able to get him in for the concert in Belfast. We've agreed on a date for a concert at the library, and hope that the health and cooperation of all will allow this event to proceed. They do not accept reservations: first come, first seated. Email or phone contact for information…

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ONLINE TEACHING for the REVISED Summer Songs, Stony Point NY

July 18 - July 19
Stony Point Center, 17 Cricketown Rd.
Stony Point, NY 10980 United States
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I was looking forward to joining the staff at Summer Songs again, after an absence of many years.

Instead I’ll be doing two ONLINE WORKSHOPS.

More details will be added here!

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CANCELLED for 2020: Swannanoa Gathering-Guitar Week

July 26 - July 31
Warren Wilson College, 701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States
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As fine a gathering of musicians as one might hope for, instructors and students/participants at the Gathering have carefully honed a community that is questing, friendly, open, and welcoming. I have taught here for more than twenty years and my pulse quickens every time I am invited to participate once again.  

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August 2020

CANCELED-TradMad, Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth MA

August 29 - September 4
Pinewoods Camp, 148 Halfway Pond Road
Plymouth, MA United States
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Think of a week at camp: cabins, a clear swimmable lake, but add in phenomenal music and food that will completely obliterate one's notion about camp cafeteria cooking and cooks... And you get Traditional Music and Dance (TradMaD). Space is limited. Fun is not. Join us.

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September 2020

Rescheduled: Millwood Blues Week, Millwood VA

September 14 - September 19
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This fine private blues/jazz guitar week is always a highlight of the years that I am invited to teach. The camp is private, but a concert of instructors is always open to the public: In September this may be part of Watermelon Park Festival,  Saturday, September 19th!

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Blues Weekend, Whitehead Island Station, ME

September 17 - September 22
Whitehead Island Station, St. George
Rockland, ME United States
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This long weekend (Thursday through Tuesday) on a lovely rocky island just off the coast of Maine (8 miles southwest of Rockland ME) is going to be stunning: good food, good company, good music, a spectacularly quiet and beautiful island with a small pine forest and one of the oldest light houses in the nation. Set aside these dates and join us. For the event listing and a description of the station, etc:  http://www.whiteheadlightstation.org/

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November 2020

Scott Ainslie at Isis Lounge, Asheville, NC

November 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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This is the date rescheduled from April, 2020. 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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Rescheduled – Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton, NJ

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main Street (Rt. 9)
Tuckerton, NJ 08087 United States
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THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 2020 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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