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 17

Timucua Live – Re-broadcast of Concert from November 2018

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Orlando FL
Sat 18
Thu 23

POSTPONED Scott Ainslie at ISIS Lounge Concert, Asheville NC

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Asheville NC
Fri 24

POSTPONED – The Cary Theater, Cary NC

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cary NC

Exceptional Ability To Play and Teach

Ainslie has the exceptional blend of ability to play and teach, with the willingness to do so.  

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The Swannanoa Gathering