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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 22

Guitar Workshop-New Fairfield, CT

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
New Fairfield CT
Sat 22

Groovin’ In New Fairfield Coffee House, CT

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
New Fairfield CT
Sun 23

Calliope Membership and Fundraiser, Pittsburgh PA

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Pittsburgh PA
Tue 25

Mundelein House Concert, Mundelein IL

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mundelein IL

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…

Exactly What We Hope For

Your concert was a wonderful success for Calliope. When we set about crafting a unique and diverse series every season, evenings like that and performances like yours are exactly what we hope for. From a diverse audience of over 500 in the hall that evening, I am still receiving congratulatory e-mails from enthusiastic board members… Read more “Exactly What We Hope For”

Steve Miklas
Calliope, Pittsburgh PA