A Significant Blues Talent

Brattleboro blues singer-guitarist Scott Ainslie has released Thunder’s Mouth, an excellent album of acoustic blues. This fifth CD by Ainslie shows a mature, blues-steeped musician, who is a confident guitarist, strong vocalist and sensitive songwriter…

Ainslie is a blues scholar, as well as, a significant blues talent. He’s transcribed all of Robert Johnson’s recorded songs and published “Robert Johnson/At The Crossroads.” He’s created an instructional DVD on Johnson’s acoustic blues and slide guitar techniques as well.

Art Edelstein

Times-Argus, Montpelier, VT

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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