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. The Peace Center-Honoring MLK

    November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. RiverFolk Guitar Workshop

    January 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. RiverFolk Concert, Honesdale PA

    January 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Like A Call To Worship
From the first chord -- struck like a call to worship -- Scott Ainslie's new CD, Thunder's Mouth, pulls you forward in your seat and commands your attention [and] when the last, low cello note of the last song fades away, you're left with a feeling you…
Jon Potter
The Brattleboro Reformer, VT