Live Concert, Saturday Jan 16, 2021 8:00 EST

Hickory Ridge Concert Series



Steeped in traditional music from both sides of the color line, Scott Ainslie is a renowned acoustic blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He learned southern old-time ballads, banjo and fiddle from senior musicians in North Carolina and West Virginia and blues from his black elders in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi: his roots are deep.

“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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to play music or sing in a public place so that the people who are there will give money.

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Nominate It For a Grammy

Ainslie is a well-respected performer and this album will only deepen the groove he has established as one of the finest blues guitarists and singers in the country…We certainly hope this CD [The Last Shot Got Him] gets into the hands of someone with the gravitas to nominate [it] for a Grammy.

Art Edelstein, Music Critic
The Rutland Herald, Rutland VT