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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. 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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Euroblues 13 Scott Ainslie Come on in my kitchen

Scott Ainslie describing the technicalities of Robert Johnson songs and slide playing. Let me tell you that you will not…

Immensely Entertaining and Confident Recording

This is an immensely entertaining and confident recording that is recommended to anyone who likes (or thinks they don’t like) acoustic blues.

Music Reviewer
Dirty Linen, Aug-Sept. 1999