Rory Block

Some of the most singular and affecting country blues anyone–man or woman, black or white, old or young–has cut in recent years. —Rolling Stone

Rory Block has dedicated her life to preserving and innovating the Delta blues tradition. She grew up in a family with Bohemian leanings, her father’s Greenwich Village sandal shop frequented by the likes of Bob Dylan and John Sebastian. The diverse Village scene inspired her to pick up a guitar at age 10, and by her early teens she was rubbing shoulders with the Reverend Gary Davis, Son House, Skip James and other blues luminaries. She left home at 15, a guitar slung across her back, and headed cross country to immerse herself in country blues songs. Along the way she developed a fingerpicking and slide-guitar style that would become her trademark. She eventually started making great recordings with Rounder Records, a relationship that lasted for two decades. After more than 20 acclaimed releases Block is at the height of her creative powers. Her latest, typically excellent record is Hard Luck Child.

Taos master of all things stringed CHIPPER THOMPSON will open the show.

$29 General Admission. Or Premium $59 (first 4 rows). 800-838-3006 or BUY ONLINE
James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Rd. (at NM School for the Deaf).

Presented in partnership with our good friends at Santa Fe Performance Exchange. Big thanks to KBAC 98.1 Radio Free Santa Fe and Santa Fe Brewing Company for supporting Rory’s performance.