Looking for a knee-slapping, foot-stomping, finger-snapping good time? Scott Ainslie, one of today's finest blues-folk musicians, will perform in the Klein Lyceum in the Edward St. John Student Center on Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to playing a traditional acoustic guitar and gourd banjo, Ainslie will strum a 1935 National Steel resonator guitar and his homemade one-string cigar box guitar. A reception with the artist will follow the concert.
Upper School history teacher John Wood, who has arranged for Ainslie to perform at McDonogh for the second time, says "Scott is simply astounding live. His love for the blues is matched by his appreciation for his audience and his ability to talk about his music." The Washington Post calls his voice “soulful” and “robust.”
Tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for students) will be sold at the door or can be purchased by emailing John Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Art with a Heart, an organization that enhances the lives of Baltimore's vulnerable youth and adults through visual art classes and programs.
Listen to Ainslie on YouTube.