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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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Sat 22

Santa Fe House Concert

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Fe, NM NM
Mar 01

Studio Bell, The National Music Centre, Calgary Canada

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Calgary ALBERTA
Mar 01

Calgary House Concerts, Calgary Canada

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Calgary ALBERTA
Mar 06

On The Edge Concert Series, Calgary-Alberta, Canada

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Foothills ALBERTA

Impressive Range Covered

The range of topics covered here is impressive for a 60- minute lesson: rhythmic variation within a tune, octave walk-downs, diminished chords, using a slide to play chords as well as clean-sounding single-string licks, and various tunings used by Johnson—standard, dropped D, open E and open A. Ainslie carefully shows how to integrate the bass… Read more “Impressive Range Covered”

Jim Coen
Guitar World Acoustic Magazine