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Scott Ainslie


Grades: 5-12

Minimum Audience Size: 75                      Maximum Audience Size: 400

Length of Performance: 45 - 55  minutes

Number of Programs Per Day: 1-2

Set-Up Time: 40 minutes                                     Take Down Time: 20 minutes

This performance supports the following NYS Learning Standards for the Arts:

• Responding
• Connecting

Equipment Needed: Need a 110v grounded outlet for Scott’s sound system

"Before Rock 'n' Roll" is a teaching concert customized to different experience/grade levels and suitable for families. In this engaging combination of history, stories and music, Blues musician and historian Scott Ainslie leads his audience back in time to the rhythms and music that influenced the rise of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Ainslie introduces audiences to work and slave songs, spirituals, Delta and Ragtime Blues using guitars and African-derived American instruments – the fretless gourd banjo and one-stringed cigar box guitar. Inviting audiences to join in call-and-response singing and back beat clapping, Ainslie presents a tour-de-force of American roots music while teaching and demonstrating specific African retentions that continue to have a vibrant place in contemporary American music and culture today.

Categories: Music-Folk

$750 – one performance
$1,295 – two performances in one day
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Contact Information
  For more information on Arts in Education, please contact:

Kathy Harasta

Phone: (607) 766-3731
Email: [email protected]

Nicole Waskie-Laura
Phone: (607 766-3730
Email: [email protected]
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