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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Jun 14

Peterborough Folk Music Society, House Concert

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harrisville NH
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1794 Meeting House, New Salem MA

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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…

Bull City Blues

From Blind Boy Fuller to the Reverend Gary Davis to Buddy Moss, Durham boasts a rich blues history. Now you can add one more name to the Bull City List: guitarist Scott Ainslie and his new release, “Jealous of the Moon.” An outstanding National Steel player, Ainslie’s a Robert Johnson scholar and his ability to… Read more “Bull City Blues”

John Knight
The Music Monitor 1995