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Steeped in traditional music from both sides of the color line, Scott Ainslie is a renowned acoustic blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. 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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Sat 30

Charlotte VT House Concert

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Charlotte VT
Jul 22

Swannanoa Gathering: Guitar Week

July 22 - July 28
Swannanoa NC
Aug 25

TradMAD Camp, Plymouth MA

August 25 - August 31
Plymouth MA
Sep 08

Turtle Hill Folk Festival, Rush NY With Reggie Harris

September 8 - September 9
Rush NY

Robert Johnson "Sweet Home Chicago" Guitar Lesson @ GuitarInstructor.com (excerpt)

Watch, listen, and learn how to play Robert Johnson's "Sweet Home Chicago." Presented by Scott Ainslie. Full lesson avai…

Montclair NJ Guitar Workshop 9/10/2016

Yesterday, I attended (as a student), a Scott Ainslie acoustic blues workshop that I helped to organize. Here’s a few thoughts about that: The guitar is a fiendishly simple and beautifully complex machine for making music, that magic blend of rhythm, melody, harmony, and emotion. If you’ve ever sat there looking at your guitar with… Read more “Montclair NJ Guitar Workshop 9/10/2016”