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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 17

Acoustic Blues/Slide Guitar Workshop-Duluth GA

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Duluth GA
Sat 17

Red Clay Music Foundry-Duluth GA

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Duluth GA
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Sunapee Coffee House

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jan 09

The Peace Center, Greenville SC with Poet Glenis Redmond

January 9, 2019 - January 10, 2019
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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…

Tied to the Life and Work of Robert Johnson

During his career, Ainslie has become particularly tied to the life and work of late bluesman Robert Johnson, whose legend states that he sold his soul to the devil at a Mississippi crossroads. Ainslie was recently part of the official centennial celebration of Johnson’s birth, serving on a discussion panel and playing at the event. Ainslie… Read more “Tied to the Life and Work of Robert Johnson”

Stephanie Mangino
The Winchester Star