This is one OUTSTANDING PERFORMER - A ’NOT TO MISS’ Show. Whether he is performing original songs or the music of Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, Lonnie Johnson, and others, Scott Ainslie presents exciting and entertaining performances.
About Scott Ainslie
Steeped in traditional music from both sides of the color line, Scott Ainslie is a renowned acoustic blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He learned southern old-time ballads, banjo and fiddle from senior musicians in North Carolina and West Virginia and blues from his black elders in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi: his roots are deep.
His live performances include a lot of stories, both of the old blues men in Virginia and North Carolina that he knew, and of the historical context of blues songs: Jim Crow South, Convict Leasing, etc.
“My mother found me at the family piano picking out the melodies from the records she listened to during the day when I was three.
I’m one of the lucky ones: I’ve been a musician all my life”
– Scott Ainslie