Ainslie says things haven’t been the same since he saw Virginia bluesman John Jackson playing in the middle of a Mike Seeger concert at Groveton High in 1967. He took up the guitar a month later and has never put it down.
From community concert series and local schools to the Kennedy Center and the renowned Empire Music Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ainslie plays and speaks of the music with passion and authority.
With more than 40 years of scholarship and 50 playing guitar, Ainslie brings a beguiling mix of African and American roots music to the stage, in story and song. With six CDs, a teaching DVD on the guitar techniques of Delta Blues legend Robert Johnson, and a book on Johnson’s music, “Robert Johnson/At The Crossroads” to his credit, as a performer and a teacher Ainslie continues to present programs that are engaging, vital, and entertaining.
To learn more about Ainslie or to sample his music visit cattailmusic.com. For more information about the show email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 896-6810.