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My mother found me at the family piano picking out the melodies from the records she listened to during the day when I was three.

I’m one of the lucky ones: I’ve been a musician all my life.

– Scott Ainslie

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Sun 27

Reggie Harris & Scott Ainslie, Long Grove IL

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Long Grove IL
Thu 31

Peace Plaza Stage, Rochester MN

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rochester MN
Sun 03

Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival, Geneva IL

September 3 - September 4
Geneva IL
Fri 15

The Focal Point, St. Louis

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St. Louis

Acoustic Guitar Lesson - Robert Johnson Blues Lesson with Scott Ainslie - Part 2

Scott Ainslie demonstrates Robert Johnson-style playing in standard tuning. This is part 2 of Ainslie's lesson in the De…

Great Connections

My students are 7th graders so this was a great connection between cultural heritage of western Africa that was brought to the U.S. They very much enjoyed the music. They were also interested in the origins of blues and the different instruments that Scott brought with him.

Teacher Evaluations
United Arts, Raleigh NC 2014