Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ postal shipping
Scott Ainslie | Thunder's Mouth

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Bonnie Raitt Eric Clapton Robert Johnson

Album Links
"Scott Ainslie" "Thunder's Mouth"

More Artists From
United States - Vermont

Other Genres You Will Love
Blues: Acoustic Blues Blues: Finger-Picked Guitar Moods: Type: Vocal
There are no items in your wishlist.

Thunder's Mouth

by Scott Ainslie

A powerful, roots-oriented player and singer and a strong songwriter, Ainslie\'s work is always informed by traditional and contemporary sources and straddles that territory with remarkable grace.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Down in Mississippi
5:26 $0.99
2. Grinnin' in Your Face
2:04 $0.99
3. Oil in My Vessel
4:41 $0.99
4. It's Gonna Rain
5:25 $0.99
5. If Anybody Asks About Me
3:18 $0.99
6. Another Man Done Gone
3:44 $0.99
7. Little Trip to Heaven
3:48 $0.99
8. I Should Get Over This
3:56 $0.99
9. Dust My Broom
5:30 $0.99
10. Thunder's Mouth
5:04 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
It was back in 1967 that Blues musician and songwriter Scott Ainslie heard a local DC area gravedigger, John Jackson, play Blues. Things haven't been the same since.

Transcriber of Mississippi Delta Blues legend Robert Johnson’s music, Ainslie is now releasing his fifth compact disc, "Thunder's Mouth": a powerful, rootsy slice of traditional blues, originals, and African-American traditional songs.
Opening with J. B. Lenoir's "Down In Mississippi," the collection of tunes ranges through traditional territory. Ainslie follows this with a vocal rendition of Delta Bluesman Son House's wonderful "Don't You Mind People Grinnin' In Your Face," and then Joe Thompson's "Oil In My Vessel," an old-time gospel tune from one of the oldest surviving Black old-time fiddlers known. Ainslie's dark version of "Another Man Done Gone," learned from a 1937 John Lomax field recording of Alabama singer Vera Hall also finds its way into this album of songs.

In addition to strong traditional tracks, the collection includes four Ainslie originals. Two of these have obvious African roots - a kora-inspired fretless banjo tune, "If Anybody Asks You About Me," and "I Should Get Over This," a song of heart break set to a danceable Central and West African-inspired guitar part.

Ainslie's original title song, "Thunder's Mouth," comes of split lineage. While the title phrase comes from Shakespeare, the setting and body of the song were inspired by slave narratives from the Nashville, TN area.

Ainslie's "It's Gonna Rain" is the kind of song you wish you had written – a song of lost love set in south Louisiana that saw its first performance around the 4th of July, 2005, just prior to Katrina's arrival and the failure of the levees in New Orleans. As Ainslie says, "Six weeks later, without changing a word, it became a song - not about losing somebody, but about losing a city, and to my mind, one of the coolest cities in the world."

In addition to Ainslie\'s muscular guitar playing, mandolin and vocals, Thunder's Mouth features Grammy award winning cellist Eugene Friesen of Paul Winter Consort; Lafayette, Louisiana native Sam Broussard, who contributes mightily to the sound and emotional feel of the tracks; and the late T-Bone Wolk, a bassist and road warrior with Hall & Oates. In addition to bass, Wolk contributes accordion, keyboard, guitar and hand percussion to the tracks.

The album was mixed and mastered by Grammy award-winner Corin Nelsen at Will Ackerman's Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County, Vermont.

Sound clips from Thunder's Mouth, lyrics, notes on the songs, and additional information are available at Ainslie's website, http://cattailmusic.com.



to write a review