Performer

My time with senior traditional musicians from both sides of the ‘color line’ has changed me.

Whether the music is traditional or original, when I take the stage, I always feel like I’m climbing onto the shoulders of giants.

If somehow, you could magically remove the music we made together and what we did together: no one would recognize me.

I believe in apprenticeship, and the idea that you should let a craft or tradition transform you, before you go about transforming it.

The price of singing a song
is becoming the song.

– Scott Ainslie

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Upcoming Events

  1. Dillard Middle School – Yanceyville NC

    March 23 - March 25
  2. The White Horse – Black Mountain NC

    May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  3. House Concert – Greenville SC

    May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Kellish Hill Farm, 11/10/12 Scott Ainslie scott@CattailMusic.com http://ScottAinslie.com http://RobertJohnsonGuitarDVD.com http://DeltaBluesPilgrimage.com http://ThundersMouth.com

An Extraordinary Teacher and a Gifted Musician
Ainslie is truly an extraordinary teacher and a gifted musician.  The things I learned from him, rhythm and right hand technique, slide technique, riffs, and some of the secrets of Robert Johnson's music, have created a strong foundation that has taken . . .
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