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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Sat 22

Guitar Workshop-New Fairfield, CT

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
New Fairfield CT
Sat 22

Groovin’ In New Fairfield Coffee House, CT

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
New Fairfield CT
Sun 23

Calliope Membership and Fundraiser, Pittsburgh PA

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Pittsburgh PA
Tue 25

Mundelein House Concert, Mundelein IL

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mundelein IL

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…

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