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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Common Ground On The Border 2020, Sahuarita AZ

January 16 - January 18
Sahuarita AZ
Sat 25

Harmony Playground House Concerts, Poway CA

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Muckenthaler Cultural Center: Long Time Comin’ w/Reggie Harris

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Whittier CA with Reggie Harris

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One of the Best CDs This Year

Pure brilliance. Scott is a mighty fine slide guitar player and songwriter and has one of the most soulful voices heard any side of Vermont. He is ably supported by cellist, Eugene Friesen, guitarist, Sam Broussard and multi-instrumentalist T-Bone Wolk. This is one of the best CDs you will hear this year and any year.

Barry McCloud