About Scott Ainslie Concert

Scott Ainslie

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
6:00 PM Potluck, 7:00 PM Concert

Select adult (age 16+) and/or child tickets.

Harmony Playground and Al and Jacqueline Silva are pleased to invite you to the heart of our home for an intimate, indoor concert featuring the powerful, award-winning music of Scott Ainslie for our first concert of the year on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Scott Ainslie came of age during the Civil Rights era, and cultivated a powerful affinity for cross-cultural exchange. He has studied with elder musicians on both sides of the color line – in the Old-Time Southern Appalachian fiddle and banjo traditions, as well as Black Gospel and Blues. He plays this music with affection, authority, and power.

Armed with a variety of instruments – vintage guitars, a fretless gourd banjo, a one-string, homemade diddley bow (aka cigar box guitar) and carefully chosen historical personal anecdotes of his encounters with senior musicians across the South, he brings the history, roots music, and sounds of America alive. Here is a sampling of his music:

Ainslie has six solo CDs to his name and maintains an active recording, performing, and teaching schedule that carries him around the country, to Canada, and to Europe.

His most recent recording is an award-winning collection of songs played on a 1934 Gibson archtop, “The Last Shot Got Him.” The CD has received strong reviews from listeners and critics, alike, and among other honors, was chosen as the Album of the Year, a Tammie Award from the Times-Argus, Montpelier, VT).

In 2000, Ainslie was also presented with an the Independent Weekly Triangle Arts Award, Durham, NC, with the National Slide Guitar Festivals’ Living Heritage Award, and the 20th Annual Sam Ragan Fine Arts Award for “outstanding contributions to the fine arts” (from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, NC).

Scott is a masterful and thoughtful historian, storyteller, and musician. His performances present a wonderful palette of sounds and stories that will delight the ear, awaken the mind, and satisfy the heart.

Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click the button above or below for your tickets.

Detail in a Nutshell:

Intimate House Concert
Saturday, January 25, 2020
6:00 PM Potluck, 7:00 PM Concert
Where: Al & Jacqueline Silva’s Harmony Playground, Poway, CA
(San Diego County – address provided after ticket purchase)
Cost: Adults (16+) $20, Children $5
Potluck: Please bring food or drink to share. Plates and utensils will be provided.
More Info: Jax@HarmonyPlayground.com/(858) 842-4155
Select adult (age 16+) and/or child tickets.