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.

Music Reviewer

River City Blues Society, Richmond VA 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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