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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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Wed 27

14th Annual Posi Music Festival, Tampa FL

March 27 - March 30
Tampa FL
May 03

House Concert-Lubec, Maine

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lubec ME
May 12

Crow Town Gallery: Mother’s Day Lubec ME

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lubec ME

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…

Full of Blues Jewels

Ainslie’s new CD, The Last Shot Got Him is a smorgasbord of beautiful songs, licks, and classic tunes. This is one man playing one guitar, but it sounds like three guitars sometimes. [Here we have] classic blues on a classic instrument by a man who has earned the right to play them. This is a… Read more “Full of Blues Jewels”

Blue Barry Faust
, Smoky Mountain Blues Society, NC