Scott Ainslie, Saturday March 4th 8:00PM


Scott is no stranger to Little Lake Hill. This will be his 6th performance for us which is an affirmation to his popularity on our stage. A masterful storyteller and historian, he explores the African and European roots of American music and culture. 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 – Ainslie brings the history, roots music, and sounds of America alive. Ainslie has received numerous awards and grants for his work documenting and presenting traditional music. He has been a Public Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill, and received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA, a federal agency in Washington DC) and the Folklife Section of the North Carolina Arts Council.
Scott is an amazing performer with a powerful voice and gift for writing music as well as his sharing the history and music of others. 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). Visit here to see Scott's videos and also his website.

This show is bound to fill the house quickly! Reservations are necessary and can be made by email or phoning 919-787-6378. Please limit reservation parties to 4 people. Donations of $15 are appreciated and all go to Scott. Please allow 3 days for a confirmation of your reservation. And don't wait too long!