Scott Ainslie’s BluesNotes e-list

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We all spend more time than we’d probably like looking at these screens, so I use the list sparingly. You can expect two or three messages per year. They will fall into one of three categories:

  • New Releases

    As new products become available, we’ll announce them here first, with advance sales opportunites and a brief description.

  • BluesNotes Essays

    These essays are generally drawn from my reading and research into African and American history as it pertains to understanding Blues, African-American, and now American culture and music. If the essay is more than would suit an email format, I’ll put a teaser paragraph or two and a link to the Cattail website, where the BluesNotes are archived.

  • Gigs or Tours in your region

    We ask for your zipcode and address so that I can sort the list geographically when I have appearances or workshops in your region.

My calendar is always available at There is no need to send you a message in California for a tour in North Carolina. I’d just as soon save you the screen time and do my part to cut down on the email traffic.

Should you ever want to change your preferred address with us or be removed from the list for any reason, please email me citing the current address we have and the change you would like and we will tend to it.

My thanks and best wishes,