Both Precise and Passionate
Ainslie’s guitar work is solid. His Delta picking is both precise and passionate, his slide work is inventive and memorable, and his technique is rhythmically vibrant. Here’s a guy who also understands the value of a bridge.
Perhaps even more impressive however is Ainslie’s singing. His strong, clear baritone is pure of tone with just enough gritty edge to be the perfect foil to his instrument, and he uses it very well. It’s a voice that is passionate yet controlled, and nowhere does it shine more than on the title track and in the several gospel tunes included on the album.