Live-Streaming Concert Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm EDT - details here!


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

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

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Your CD arrived yesterday and we listened to it today on the drive up to Burlington. It’s wonderful. I think it’s my favorite recording of yours. . . And “Late Last Night” is a killer song (so to speak): so immediate and to-the-point. My dad – a WWII vet, peacenik, leftie, cynic, hater of hypocrisy… Read more “Looking Forward to the Drive Home”

Julian Gerstin
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