Finally, in 2021, a few in-person events are being scheduled, and some will also be live-streamed. 

You'll find details for all Live Streamed Concerts and Instruction  on the  Cattail-LIVE page!

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Artichoke Music Guitar Workshop

Artichoke Music 2007 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR, United States

We'll have room for up to 19 guitarists at Artichoke Music. The workshop begins promptly at 2:30 and will run until 5:00, with a very short break in the middle. Bring guitars, a sound or video recording device (no YouTube/social media postings without my express permission, thank you) and something to write on and with. […]

Blues Guitar/Vocal Workshop – St. Landry’s Parish LA

Whirlybird Dance Hall get actual address when you contact them for tickets!, St. Landry Parish, LA, United States

The content of this workshop is yet to be settled, but I'm a fine slide guitar teacher, good delta and ragtime blues teacher, and I can coach singers into using the tools that make blues singers so emotionally effective. Teaching is a part of what I love. Content of these workshops is always driven by […]

Acoustic Blues/Slide Guitar Workshop-Duluth GA

Red Clay Music Foundry 3116 Main Street, Duluth, GA, United States

Eddie Owen and the Red Clay Music Foundry are presenting a workshop/concert combination on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Details will be forthcoming, but note the date and, my dear Atlanta friends, get out of town and come see me. My workshops often include the music of Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, acoustic slide guitar techniques, […]


Red Clay Music Foundry-Duluth GA

Red Clay Music Foundry 3116 Main Street, Duluth, GA, United States

Eddie Owen Presents (EOP) is sponsoring this workshop/concert day north of Atlanta in Duluth GA. The workshop in the afternoon is for blues guitarists and singers. The evening performance is for anyone who values good music, longs to know its history and stories, and has a passion for great singing and acoustic guitar playing. Come […]


Beacon Hall Guitar Workshop, Salisbury NC

Beacon Hall 120 Elm Street, Salisbury, NC, United States

In support of this new program to involve the community in learning and making music, I'll be offering a masterclass/guitar workshop on the techniques of roots guitar playing, slide guitar, and the like on this Saturday morning, following the fundraising concert the night before. The workshop will b from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30. Participants should […]

Scott Ainslie & Reggie Harris, The Folk College, Huntingdon PA

Folk College Huntingdon, PA, United States

What a delight to be returning to this lovely little town and this community of players, and I get to bring Reggie Harris with me for the fun! Always presented in collaboration with Huntingdon County Arts, the Folk College stresses open classes for mixed instruments as well as classes to drill down on core technique […]

Guitar Week, The Swannanoa Gathering, Swannanoa NC

Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC, 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 […]

Guitar Workshop: The Music of Mississippi John Hurt

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 The Workshop: Even […]


“Beat The Black Friday Blues” in Floyd, VA

Hotel Floyd 300 Rick Lewis Way, Floyd, VA, United States

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.

$15 – $20

Acoustic Blues/Slide Guitar Workshop: Berryville VA

The Barns of Rose Hill 95 Chalmers Ct, Berryville, VA, 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 […]

How Did Robert Johnson Do That? Fort Worth Area Guitar Workshop

Melinda's house TX, United States

CHANGE OF VENUE! This workshop and the Friday night concert will now be held at our friend Melinda Wood Allen's house. Please contact her to rsvp and for address / directions. (817) 819-6022 We'll be just under an hour west of where Robert Johnson made his first series of professional recordings at the Brunswick […]

POSTPONED-The Singer & The Song-WUMB Weekend

Grotonwood Camp & Conf. Center 167 Prescott St., Groton, MA, United States

This weekend featuring eight of the Summer Acoustic Music Week regulars is focused on the issues that singers and songwriters face in presenting a song: from writing to introducing; mastering the material and the microphones. Should be a grand reunion of staff and students!

Guitar Week Swannanoa

Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC, United States

Scott recorded instruction for his Mississippi John Hurt class that would have been this week at Swannanoa. See guitarweek page for details.

WUMB Virtual Blues Music Camp

Internet Device , United States

I'll be teaching three classes via ZOOM and participating in a staff concert on Saturday evening at 8:00 pm with Phil Wiggins and Miss Tess.

Understanding Open Tunings  1 and 2. (10:00 am, Saturday and Sunday)


Slide Guitar, Essential Techniques (2:00 pm Saturday)

For more information:

On Zoom: Lessons From A White Blues Singer – Golden Link Vocal Workshop

On Line Rochester, NY, United States

He calls this 'lessons from a white blues singer,' and that is exactly what it is. What techniques make black singing and speaking styles so compelling? How do we trigger the emotion of an audience when we sing? Can this be learned? Ainslie says, "Yes."

Millwood Guitar Camp – private

Millwood Blues Week Millwood, VA, United States

In person instruction (no streaming) for this private guitar camp.

Swannanoa Guitar Week Online

Internet Device , United States

Streaming Instruction in real time - See SG Online for details on the programs, schedule, and registration. My classes are: How Did Robert Johnson Do That?  1:45 - 2:45. M-F and Music of Mississippi John Hurt.  3:00 - 4:00 M-F

TradMaD Camp 2021 – Plymouth, MA

Pinewoods Camp 148 Halfway Pond Road, Plymouth, MA, United States

We're on the books for Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth, MA, but are awaiting decicisions re: Covid.

Friday Concert (& Saturday morning Workshop) – Milwaukee WI

Zao MKE Church 2319 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI, United States

The good people at Make Our Own Music (MOO) are hosting me for a Music Gathering at the Zao MKE Church in Milwaukee. I'll be giving an evening concert on Friday, April 21 and a  two-hour workshop on Slide Guitar in Standard and Open Tunings Saturday morning, April 22. Suggested donation of $20 for the […]

Milwaukee Slide Guitar Workshop, Saturday morning April 22

Zao MKE Church 2319 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday morning, April 22, 10-12:00 I'll be teaching slide for all level players, introducing key hand skills and techniques in standard and then in open tunings. "I’ve been teaching slide guitar for more than thirty years. A few years back, I envisioned reversing the order in which I teach the skill sets necessary to control […]

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