Born in November 1976, Aynsley Lister grabbed his first guitar at the age of eight.
One of the most popular young British blues artists Lister has opened shows for artists like Buddy Guy, John Mayall and Bryan Adams. He also opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd on the Southern rock band’s 2009 UK tour.
Lister’s essential albums include 2007‘s Upside Down and the well-received Equilibrium set from 2009. His latest album, the 2010 Tower Sessions release, includes Aynsley’s much-loved cover of Prince’s Purple Rain (click here to watch). There’s also a version of Jimi Hendrix’s Crosstown Traffic nestling among the album’s 11 tracks.
Listen: Aynsley Lister - Time’s Up (live at the Ferry, Glasgow in Feb 2009)