What am I going to tell you about Rory Block that won't immediately reveal my pundit's lack of originality?
Since I first witnessed her time transcending performances some twenty-five years ago at the Towne Crier Café and Clearwater Festivals, Block—an adamant disciple still searching her own core let alone that of the blues—remains as feisty, fierce and compelling as the masters she honors and interprets. Now with the blessings of Son House discoverer and manager Dick Waterman, Blues Walkin' Like A Man doesn't just pay tribute, it forwards the dark, Delta legacy.
Preachin' Blues, Death Letter, Grinnin' In Your Face, Low Down Dirty Dog Blues…take your pick. Haunted and hallowed, Block's performance is nerve raw throughout, cutting vocally and instrumentally through the years, into your soul.
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