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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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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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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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Studio Bell, The National Music Centre, Calgary Canada

March 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Music Centre, 850 4th Street SE
Calgary, ALBERTA T2G 0L8 Canada

I'll be presenting an early afternoon teaching concert on the African roots of American Music at the National Music Centre of Canada in Calgary, Alberta. Free with Museum admission....

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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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The Cary Theater, Cary NC

April 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Cary Theater, 122 E. CHATHAM ST.
Cary, NC 27511 United States

My old friend and stalwart acoustic music promoter David Sardinha is hosting me for this Friday night in April at the Cary Theater in downtown Cary NC. A beautiful room to play. And a fine spring night in my former home state. There are just 160 seats and we hope to sell out. Please reserve your seats early. Pass the word and join us, if you can.

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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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Focus, Sterling VA

May 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Lutheran Church of Sterling, 21014 Whitfield Pl.
Sterling, VA 20165 United States

I'm happy to be returning to northern Virginia to play for these good people on Saturday, May 16th.

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The Cooperage Project: Double Bill With Suzie Vinnick

May 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main Street
Honesdale, PA 12764 United States

Happy to be returning to Honesdale PA and The Cooperage to share an evening with Suzie Vinnick. Come out for a fine evening of blues!

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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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