Power in Strings and Voice

North Carolinian Scott Ainslie began exploring traditional music as an old-time fiddler. His most recent travels find him playing blues guitar and mining the deep vein of the Piedmont and Delta styles. Much of the music on You Better Lie Down was learned first hand from players of the region…

Scott has written an instructional manual and produced a teaching video on the playing style of Johnson and his rendition is true to the source. There’s power in those steel strings and voice!

Music Reviewer

Sing Out! Magazine, 2002

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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