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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Mon 11

Concert, Clearwater, FL

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clearwater FL
Wed 13

Seminole FL – Private House Concert

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seminole FL
Thu 14

Guitar Workshop: The Music of Mississippi John Hurt

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seminole FL
Fri 15

Blues Concert at Timucua, Orlando, FL

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Orlando FL

A Significant Blues Talent

Brattleboro blues singer-guitarist Scott Ainslie has released Thunder’s Mouth, an excellent album of acoustic blues. This fifth CD by Ainslie shows a mature, blues-steeped musician, who is a confident guitarist, strong vocalist and sensitive songwriter… Ainslie is a blues scholar, as well as, a significant blues talent. He’s transcribed all of Robert Johnson’s recorded songs… Read more “A Significant Blues Talent”

Art Edelstein
Times-Argus, Montpelier, VT