Entertaining Singer, Musician, and Speaker

Our students learned about the history and context of African-American influence on the development of blues as well as the birth of the cigar-box guitar and the banjo. Ainslie presented information about different styles of music, particularly regional origins of blues.

Ainslie got the students involved…This was a wonderful, engaging educational and musical experience, very refreshing and well paced. Scott Ainslie is a good and entertaining singer, musician, and speaker.

Teacher Evaluation

United Arts, Raleigh NC 2014

Scott Ainslie

Born in Rochester NY in 1952, Scott Ainslie has been playing music on something since he was three years old. A guitarist since 1967 with powerful appreciation for and apprenticeships with elder black and white musicians in different musical traditions, Ainslie carries a portion of them forward in his own traditional blues performances and songwriting.

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