Full of Blues Jewels
Ainslie’s new CD, The Last Shot Got Him is a smorgasbord of beautiful songs, licks, and classic tunes. This is one man playing one guitar, but it sounds like three guitars sometimes. [Here we have] classic blues on a classic instrument by a man who has earned the right to play them. This is a wonderful CD full of Blues jewels.
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.