“Rory Block brings a special style to blues and folk songs,” said Kate Meacham, Ford Center marketing director. “Her devotion to blues will certainly delight our Mississippi audience.”.
Block was born in New Jersey and spent her childhood in New York City, however has actually dedicated her life and career to not just maintaining the Delta blues tradition, however delivering it to audiences in a new way. She combines standard blues with an ingenious new design, redefining the world of acoustic blues and folk songs.
Block has actually been called “a living landmark” by Berkeley Express and “among the best living acoustic blues artists” by Blues Revue. The New York Times stated, “Her playing is ideal, her singing otherworldly as she battles with legends, shadows and ghosts.”.