Well-Educated and Passionate
My students saw a man who was passionate about his music and were exposed to variety of musical instruments. They heard about the history of the Blues. Ainslie combined the idea that musicians can be well-educated and be passionate about music at same time.
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.