Featured Interview – Scott Ainslie
by Terry Mullins
It could be something as complex and spiritual as destiny or even the perfect alignment of the stars with the planets.
Or, it could be something much simpler, something like a happy accident or even the stubborn refusal to give up pursuit.
Whatever you choose to call it, the end result is the same; Scott Ainslie ended up with a guitar he had long coveted.
And with that prized possession – a Gibson L-50, circa 1934 -nestled firmly in his hands, Ainslie’s latest album, The Last Shot Got Him (Cattail Music), was quickly given birth.
The album – with just Ainslie on guitar (plus a touch of banjo) and vocals – is like a love letter to another glorious time, a time when legends like Robert Johnson, the Rev. Gary Davis and Mississippi John Hurt were still alive and in their prime. Ainslie’s sixth solo offering seemed to strike a responsive chord with lovers of authentic acoustic blues far and wide…