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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  1. Readsboro VT Concert

    June 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
  2. The Guthrie Center, Great Barrington MA

    June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  3. Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW-Week I)

    July 12 - July 18
Aspiring to the Highest Ideals
Ainslie is razor sharp...on a CD which manages to be topical and tender, dark yet uplifting, rich in polished poetry and raw emotion, a love call, and a call to action. "The Feral Crow" is, most of all, a creative achievement that aspires to the highest . . .
Jon Potter
Brattleboro Reformer