NOTE: Full text of recent reviews are on my News page in categories: Concert Reviews and CD Reviews.

Concert Reviews

Old Blues and Southern Musical Traditions

Ainslie is one of the most important cultural protagonists of the old blues and Southern musical… Read more “Old Blues and Southern Musical Traditions”

Outreach Coordinator
Mississippi Valley Blues Society, LeClaire IA

Until Sunday Breakfast!

His guitar playing is so technically perfect, his feel for the Delta Blues so vivid, that I sat through his set with a dumb smile on my face…I would have… Read more “Until Sunday Breakfast!”

Arden Kelsey
The Spectator, Durham, NC

Wardsboro VT – Oct. 2017

We of Wardsboro Curtain Call have produced 9 shows so far in our short existence, and all of the artists have been delightful, accommodating, wonderfully talented, and a joy to… Read more “Wardsboro VT – Oct. 2017”

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Reviews of my work in Educational Settings

We Are Still Reeling

We are still reeling from the after-effects of your visit. I’ve heard nothing but positive comments from teachers and students who were lucky enough to witness first hand your demonstration… Read more “We Are Still Reeling”

Thom Wood
Lamar High School, Darlington SC

Fantastic Program at NC Museum Of History

Thank you for the fantastic program this past Sunday at the NC Museum of History. The seamless mix of music and some of the stories behind it made for a… Read more “Fantastic Program at NC Museum Of History”

Jamie Katz, Program Associate
PineCone - Piedmont Council of Traditional Music Raleigh, NC

An Important Teacher and Protagonist

Ainslie is a beautiful stylist who respects the country blues and acoustic blues music, feels it deep down to his soul, and understands its essence. He is not just an… Read more “An Important Teacher and Protagonist”

Outreach Coordinator
Mississippi Valley Blues Society, LeClaire IA

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Reviews from Guitar Students

John Gorka

Scott Ainslie was generous with his time and gave me a short lesson on slide-guitar. I think I learned more in twenty minutes with Scott than I had in a… Read more “John Gorka”

John Gorka

Play and Understand Robert Johnson

If you are one of the many frustrated bluesmen who have considered selling your soul to the devil in exchange for the ability to play like Robert Johnson, stop right… Read more “Play and Understand Robert Johnson”

Jim Coen
Guitar World Acoustic Magazine

Passionate, Knowledgeable, Engaging

What a passionate, knowledgeable, engaging instructor. Scott really helped break bad habits and instill the kind of right hand discipline necessary for playing this kind of music (Blues). I wish… Read more “Passionate, Knowledgeable, Engaging”

Student Evaluation
The Swannanoa Gathering

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