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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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Fri 19

Wild Rose Moon, Plymouth IN

July 19 @ 8:00 pm - July 20 @ 10:00 am
Plymouth IN
Sun 21

Woodstock Folk Festival, Woodstock IL

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wed 24

Cafe Carpe, Fort Atkinson WI

July 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fri 26

Louisville KY House Concert

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Louisville KY

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I really can’t express how blown away I was with the totally enjoyable, educational, and listenable stage set and workshop you presented for us this year at the Western Maryland Blues Festival. – Festival Founder

Carl W. Discque,
Western Maryland Blues Festival