An Extraordinary Teacher and a Gifted Musician
Ainslie is truly an extraordinary teacher and a gifted musician. The things I learned from him, rhythm and right hand technique, slide technique, riffs, and some of the secrets of Robert Johnson’s music, have created a strong foundation that has taken my playing to another level.
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.