Antsy and Edgar Cruz at Harlow’s in Sacramento tonight

Can’t make it to Woodflock this weekend but live in California?  How about a trip to Sacramento to catch Antsy McClain with his good friend Edgar Cruz for a night of Flamenco and Flamingo. Antsy loves this place. Cool vibe. Good sound. Good people. Edgar Cruz will be joining Antsy at Woodflock Friday, May 27, but if you can’t make it to Red Bluff, come out and see Antsy and Edgar at Harlow’s for a musical feast.

And this just in: Loose Bruce Wandmayer is joining Antsy! Now anything can happen!

Get your tickets here:

If you want to attend Woodflock 2016, there is still space and there will be loads of fun too.  Click on the photo below for all the details.


Join Antsy to Support Open Table Nashville at the Flatrock Cafe in June

Antsy is joining forces with Flatrock Coffee, Tea & More for three intimate Tuesday evening shows in Nashville to benefit the Open Table Nashville, which is a non-profit, interfaith community that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized and provides education about issues of homelessness.

Come join Antsy on Tuesday evenings June 14, June 21 and June 28 from 6:04 PM to 8:06 PM and catch his new songs, listen to some new stories and watch some of his fun slide shows, all to benefit the homeless.

Antsy with Tommy Emmanuel – 4 Days in Texas beginning Nov. 18

Fun with TommyAntsy McClain is on his way to Texas to open FOUR shows for the amazing world renown guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.  If you are anywhere near, you won’t want to miss these shows. Following is the Texas Tour Schedule and links for tickets.

Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Cullen Performance Hall in Houston, TX   TICKETS

Thursday, Nov. 19 – Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX   TICKETS

Friday, Nov. 20 – The Majestic Theatre in Dallas, TX   TICKETS

Saturday, Nov. 21 – Empire Theatre in San Antonio, TX   TICKETS

Tommy is a two-time Grammy nominee and is considered one of Australia’s most respected musicians. A virtuoso guitarist known for his complex fingerstyle technique, Emmanuel is a master instrumentalist often compared to his hero and former collaborator Chet Atkins. His energetic performances truly showcase the boundless possibilities of the acoustic guitar.


Tommy and Antsy in North Carolina

Tommy and Antsy in North Carolina

Antsy McClain Returning to England on May 30

Antsy in Wokingham

Antsy in Wokingham

Antsy McClain will return to England to perform again in the Pauly Zarb International Street Concert in Wokingham on May 30.  Based on the nine years of successful street concerts in Bardstown, KY, Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Pauly Zarb is bringing it for a second season to Wokingham, UK.  Joining Antsy and Pauly will be the Trailer Park Troubadours, Australian duo Hussy Hicks, Aussie folk musician Jimmi Nolan and Comedian Mark Palmer.





Catch video from the 2014 show:

Antsy to play in Tampa with Rayzilla on March 6

AntsyRayThe long awaited return of the Antsy McClain to Tampa will happen on March 6 as he returns to Skipper’s Smokehouse (910 Skipper Road, Tampa, FL). Antsy will do an intimate solo set showcasing his songwriting. Then Antsy is joined by the joyful Trailer Park Troubadours for a rousing set of soulful “unhitched” jubilation direct from “Pineview Heights.” Ray “Rayzilla” Villadonga opens with a solo set of his unique take on “TampAmericana.”  Tickets will be available soon, but join the fun on the Facebook Page for the show.

Antsy McClain at the Crest Theatre TOMORROW

91-elgAntsy McClain kicks off his PBS specials with a great show TOMORROW NIGHT at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, CA.

This promises to be an amazing show and Antsy will be the great entertainer that he always is.


Joining Antsy tomorrow will be young Australian singer/songwriter Daniel Champagne. Regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, Daniel has recently signed to US booking agency Fleming Artists and relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

This promises to be a great show, so get your tickets today. Prices go up at the door!!


Antsy Presents the Tool Belt Tour 2015

Toolbelt2aAs I crisscross the US in 2015, I’ll be joining Habitat for Humanity home builds with the RV Care-a-Vanners, a group of crazy awesome folks who plan their mobile vacations around Habitat’s activity. I’ll be wearing my tool belt by day and playing my guitar by night for all those who were swinging hammers to support the build. Please join us. If you’re near Dade City, FL, on Thursday, Feb 12, I’d love to see ya.

I did my first Tool Belt Tour back in 2012 and those involved (including me) had a great time and we helped a number of families get a kick start back into their lives. It was a very wonderful way to spend my time.

If you have not been involved in a volunteer project such as Habitat for Humanity, I highly encourage you to do so. The rewards of joy and happiness are overflowing as you serve others. Personally, I am grateful for these opportunities to help others and then share a few songs with all those that work so hard.

Learn more about the RV Care-a-Vanners

What do RV Care-A-Vanners do?

  • They travel around the United States and Canada, helping local Habitat for Humanity affiliates build hundreds of houses annually.
  • RV Care-A-Vanner volunteers participate in projects such as house construction, roofing, interior and finish work, renovations or disaster relief.
  • Those who prefer non-construction activities can volunteer in the Habitat affiliate office, or act as “gofers” around the build site.
  • Many RV Care-A-Vanners help local Habitat affiliates raise the awareness of poverty housing and homelessness by speaking to churches, civic groups and local media.
  • Individual Care-A-Vanners often make donations to their local Habitat affiliate.
  • Some even organize fundraising teams and sponsor entire houses.


Did You Take a Photo of Antsy in 2014?

Band playing at Monterey (photo courtesy of Top Dog Images)

Band playing at Monterey (photo courtesy of Top Dog Images)

Antsy has spent a good part of 2014 performing across the United States in solo acts, in shows with Tommy Emmanuel, in shows with Edgar Cruz and a number of shows with the Troubs.

Many of you, his Flamingohead family and friends, have gotten your trusty little photographic devices out and snagged a shot or two of his shows or got group photos with him.  We have grabbed a few of them off of Facebook and Instagram and posted them in articles about his tour.

However, as 2014 is coming to a close soon, we are putting out the call for as many photos as we can get from this year.  Sumoflam, the trusty web guy for Antsy (yes, that’s me!!), is planning to do a photo/slideshow of the year’s events, as it was a banner year for our friend and favorite singer/songwriter/storyteller dude Antsy McClain.

If you have some shots or videos you want to share, please send them along to me via email at  If they are videos and too big for email, shoot them up to Dropbox and share them with me so I can download them.


Beginning in December and for part of 2015 Antsy will be making appearances on PBS around the country and many new Future Flamingoheads of America will be hitting the website to learn more about Antsy, his music, his art and his musical friends. We want to be sure they get a GOOD look!

Make sure to include in the emails the name, date and location of the show (or event such as Woodflock) and the photographer’s name so we can provide the appropriate credits. Following are a few samples of what we have from this year.

Antsy with Ed and Christine Polakoff

Antsy with Ed and Christine Polakoff

Here I am with Bunny Barnes (courtesy of Bunny Barnes)

Antsy with Bunny Barnes (courtesy of Bunny Barnes)

With the Troubs on stage at the DeVille (courtesy of Gwen Lyons Ayliffe)

With the Troubs on stage at the DeVille (courtesy of Gwen Lyons Ayliffe)

I joined the Troubs on stage at the WorldFest for two shows. (courtesy of John Taber)

Antsy with the Troubs on stage at the WorldFest for two shows. (courtesy of John Taber)

Catch a Rising Star: Antsy Nightly in Reno thru November 7!

ANTSY SMILING Antsy McClain made his way onto the stage last night in Reno, Nevada at the “Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club” at the Silver Legacy Casino.

With one show under his belt, Antsy will perform three more nights with four shows (including a bonus show on Friday night).  He will perform nightly at 7:30 PM. (Get your tickets!)

Antsy has not done a 4 night show like this in many years, so this is a great opportunity to catch him at his best!

And, as a reminder, there are many more things happening with Antsy in the coming months, so make sure to check back often for new news and excitement!