If you’ve never been to the Shalin Liu performing arts center in Rockport, it’s a fantastic venue, with a large scale window backing up to Rockport Harbor.

Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center, Rockport MA
The stage is set, with Rockport Harbor in the background and a lone sailboat at anchor
Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center, Rockport MA - with a sailboat visible through the window

Last night we saw blues guitarist/singer/songwriter Tinsley Ellis, who put on a great show. That’s his 1937 National resonator guitar on stage above – he walked on with his trusty 1969 Gibson D-35).

Great show – lots of the songs from his newest, solo acoustic blues album (Naked Truth) as well as some of his more well-known songs from earlier albums and a few choice classic blues covers.

Tinsley Ellis doing Howling Wolf’s “Little Red Rooster” at the Shalin Liu