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October 2018

Grants Pass – House Concert

October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Grants Pass House Concert, (get real address after you contact host)
Grants Pass, OR United States
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Our friend and fellow road warrior Mary Flower suggested we get in touch with the Woods, who have a well-established house concert series in Grants Pass, OR. They responded quickly and wonderfully. Monday, October 15th: an early evening of music, stories, and song! They have an email list. If you'd like to go, please email Cathering Wood at: TheWalkingLady AT hotmail.com

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Marin, CA – Magnolia House Concerts

October 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Magnolia House Concerts, (get real address after you contact host)
Marin County, CA CA United States
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Our dear Swannanoa Gathering colleague and friend Steve Baughman recommended us to Amy Fredericks and her house concert series. We'll be there on this Thursday evening for an early evening of music, stories, and songs. Please join us if you can. It will be wonderful! Suggested donation of $20-25 and directions/location will be provided when your reservations are confirmed. Email contact only, thank you. Amy AT AmyFriedricksMusic DOT com. For tickets: Magolia House Concert Series Doors at 7:00. Music at…

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Santa Rosa-Windsor Acoustic Guitar Series

October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Scott Nevin began this series as he was learning to play and to perform. I'll be there Friday evening, October 19th! Here's what he says about it: "Our events are private and by invitation only.  If you wish to attend one of our house concerts, please send an email to scottn AT sonic.net (replace the at with an @), indicating the concert you wish to attend and the requested number of seats. "We place a donation basket for the artist…

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Windsor Acoustic Guitar House Concert

October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Windsor Acoustic House Concert Series Santa Rosa, CA 95407 United States + Google Map

This series used to be in Windsor, but now presents concerts in Santa Rosa --  find out what you need to know on the Windsor Acoustic Guitar House Concert  website. Doors at 7:00. Music at 7:30. By invitation only: email scottn AT sonic DOT net. The host is a former blues guitar student and I look forward to playing for his series and meeting new friends. Here's what he has to say about his series: "The Windsor Acoustic Guitar House…

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Nevada City – House Concert

October 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Nevada City House Concert, 631 Coyote St (not actual address)
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States
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One of the most versatile and renowned guitarists I know is going to open up his house for us in Nevada City CA for a Saturday night house concert. Contact Steve Baughman and Joy Lynn (joylynnking AT gmail.com) to reserve a place and get precise directions/address. This will be a lot of fun!

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November 2018

Borrego Springs House Concert

November 5, 2018
Borrego Springs House Concert, (get accurate address after you contact host)
Borrego Springs, CA 92004 United States

This beautiful little desert town is home to dear friends who are going to open their home on a Monday evening for an early evening of music, stories and songs. An intimate setting for friends new and old to join us. Please contact Steven Forrest by email only: forrestastrology AT Gmail DOT com Address will be provided by our hosts when they confirm your reservation.

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Green Valley AZ House Concert

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McElfresh House Concert, actual address after rsvp
Green Valley, AZ 85614 United States
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Our friends from Common Ground on the Hill (Maryland) and Common Ground on the Border (Arizona) will be hosting a house concert on the return leg of our tour. Please contact Rebecca McElfresh (mcelf.rebecca@gmail.com) to reserve a space for this unamplified evening of acoustic music, stories, and song. Years ago, my song, "The Land That I Love," brought me to Green Valley where I witnessed the work of the Green Valley Samaritans and No Mas Muertes, as well: humanitarians trying…

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Hillside House Concerts-Austin TX

November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hillside House Concerts Austin, TX United States + Google Map
$15 – $20.00

Elise Bright will be hosting us for a house concert in northwest Austin, Texas on Friday evening, November 9th. Music starts at 8:00. Reservations are by email only to: musicgirl3205 AT gmail DOTcom. $15 donations will be gratefully accepted at the door. A couple of sets of finely wrought traditional blues and slide guitar, sprinkled with some select original songs, ragtime blues, and great stories. Come out, bring or send your Austin friends our way.

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January 2019

Greenville SC House Concert

January 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Avakian HC, bogus
Greenville, SC 29609 United States
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My dear friends George & Kathy Avakian are hosting a private house concert on Saturday evening, January 12th. They have a long list of friends to invite and a few seats. (If your email invitation doesn't come, someone got to the reply button before you!). Details and directions will come with your reservation confirmation. It is always a pleasure to be with these two and I look forward to another unamplified evening in their home.

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Scott Ainslie @ Streamside

January 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Streamside Music, Streamside Dr. (actual address will be given after rsvp)
Arden, NC 28704 United States
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An amazing venue: I'm excited to play in Sally Sparks' house concert series in Arden.

Doors will open at 2:30 -- Two sets with a break.

Suggested donation $20.

RSVP  (Facebook Event -- alert or invite your friends!)

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Private House Concert, Granville OH

January 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Private House Concert, Granville OH, Trenton Cir.
Granville, OH 43023 United States
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Mike Morris is hosting us for a private house concert as a fund-raiser for the local Hospice chapter. Donations for the performance will go to them. This is a private event.

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Stories, songs, and acoustic blues with Scott Ainslie, Cincinnati OH

January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Women Writing For (a) Change, 6906 Plainfield Rd 45236
Cincinnati, OH 45236 United States
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Women Writing For (a) Change is sponsoring an evening of acoustic blues, original and traditional stories and songs by noted acoustic blues musician Scott Ainslie. An authority on the music of Delta Blues legend Robert Johnson, Ainslie has deep roots with elder musicians on both sides of the color line in the mid-south. His experience with his mentors infuses each story, each song, every note. Come join us for an informal evening of music and camaraderie. You are welcome to…

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An Evening at Dream Guitars, Mars Hill NC

January 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dream Guitars, El Miner Dr.
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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My compatriot, Paul Heumiller, owner and spiritual advisor at Dream Guitars is arranging a small, blues gala with dinner and an extended conversation/performance examining the history and stories behind the music. Tuesday evening, January 22nd. Reservations please, via: larry@dreamguitars.com. This is going to be a very special evening. I can vouch for the food. I'm already drooling, just thinking about it.

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February 2019

Cottage Music House Concerts, Harrisonburg VA

February 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cottage Music, King Arthur's Court
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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On Sunday afternoon, February 17th, I'll be stopping in Harrisonburg VA for a house concert. There will be a 45 minute set, refreshments and visiting time, and then a second set. We're coming to make new friends, see some old ones, and make a bunch of music - new and old. Reservations by email please to: doogiemac AT outlook DOT com. Directions will come with your reservation confirmation.

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May 2019

House Concert-Lubec, Maine

May 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lubec-Private Home, main street (not the real address)
Lubec, ME 04652 United States
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Our new friend, Fred Pierce, is hosting us for a private house concert on May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Come join us for an evening of unamplified, acoustic music, stories, and songs. Contact Fred at his email or phone number below to reserve your place. This will be a lovely and moving evening of music.

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June 2019

Peterborough Folk Music Society, House Concert

June 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harrisville-Private Home Harrisville, NH United States + Google Map

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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July 2019

Louisville KY House Concert

July 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Indian Woods House Concerts Louisville, KY United States + Google Map

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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September 2019

Brattleboro House Concert, Brattleboro VT

September 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Brattleboro House Concerts Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States + Google Map
$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, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rochester VT-Private Home Rochester, VT 05767 United States + Google Map

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, 2019
Ellen King, real address provided when you rsvp
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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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, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
AIR studio, 71 Oneil Street
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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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.  $20 at the door. Additional information is at Facebook event. Please come join me. Support live music in your community! P.S. I'll also be part of the Rhinebeck Porchfest earlier that day.

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October 2019

Canaan Institute House Concert: Brooktondale NY

October 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Canaan Institute Brooktondale NY, NY 14817 United States + Google Map

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, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Common House Concerts Belfast, ME 04915 United States + Google Map

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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November 2019

Big Porch House Concert, Durham NC

November 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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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Charleston House Concert

November 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
River House Concerts, actual address provided when you rsvp.
Charleston, SC 29414 United States
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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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December 2019

Private House Concert, Peterborough NH

December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private House Concert Peterborough, NH United States + Google Map

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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January 2020

Harmony Playground House Concerts, Poway CA

January 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Harmony Playground Poway, CA 92064 United States + Google Map

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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February 2020

Santa Fe House Concert

February 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phil’s Studio, Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM, NM 87507 United States
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On Saturday, February 22nd, I'll be playing a rare date in Santa Fe, NM. Please alert your friends there to save the date. Details forthcoming.... Start @ 6pm with fingerfood and BYOB. 7pm music starts . 2 sets of 45 min RSVP: email : philmgarrett@gmail.com cell : 864-561-5208

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March 2020

Calgary House Concerts, Calgary Canada

March 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Calgary House Concerts Calgary, ALBERTA Canada + Google Map

Dave Donovan will be hosting us for a house concert at 4:00 p.m. A couple sets, a nice break between them to socialize on the First of March. Bring what you'd like to sip on. There is normally some food available between the sets (BBQ and Veggies). There are a maximum of 50 seats available on a first-come/first-served basis. Reservations recommended via their website: https://calgaryhouseconcerts.ca/events/scott-ainslie-march-1-2020/ Address and additional details will be returned to you with confirmation of your reservation. On…

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April 2020

POSTPONED Sundial Books Presents An Evening WIth Scott Ainslie

April 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Island Community House, 6246 Mumford Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 United States
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THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED - DATE TBD Island Community House 6246 Mumford Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 (757) 336-5825 jane@sundialbooks.net 7:00 - 9:00 $15 suggested donation Don't publicize until March 1, or we hear from Jon.

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