Internationally acclaimed blues artist Rory Block has committed her life and her career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world. A traditionalist and an innovator at the same time, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and folk. She has won 5 Blues Music Awards, been heralded as “a living landmark” by the Berkeley Express, “a national treasure” by Guitar Extra, and “one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists” by Blues Revue. The New York Times declared: “Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends” and the Blues Foundation stated: “Today she is widely regarded as the top female interpreter and authority on traditional country blues worldwide.”
Dobro, steel guitar and lap steel player Cindy Cashdollar’s career has taken some surprising twists and turns that have led her to work with many leading artists in various genres; including Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Dave Alvin, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Asleep At The Wheel, Marcia Ball, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Redbone, BeauSoleil, Daniel Lanois, Redd Volkaert, & Peter Rowan. Cindy’s unerring ability to perfectly complement a song or step out with a tasteful, imaginative, and exciting solo – and to do it in so many musical genres – has made her one of the most in-demand musicians on the American roots music scene
"... Rory Block is currently stretching the limits...
hugely talented... She is one of our national treasures."
The New York Blues & Jazz Society
“Rory Block is the blues... one of the music’s few living legends.”
All Music Guide album pick
"A living landmark, the finest contemporary purveyor of the
Mississippi Delta Country Blues tradition..."
"...one of the world's most important preservers of the roots of American music... a national treasure in the form of an uncompromising mature blues artist."
"...Rory Block is one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists... she can hold her own with the legends who inspired her."
"If you like music steeped in tradition and genuine feeling, this is your woman."
"Some of the most singular and affecting Country Blues anyone, man or woman, black or white, old or young, has cut in recent years."
"Rory Block has been an inspiration to me since we started out years ago. Her guitar playing, singing and songwriting are some of the most soulful in traditional and modern blues."
“Rory Block should have a Doctorate in my grandfather’s music.”
Steven Johnson, grandson of Robert Johnson
“When I hear Rory Block’s music, it’s as if my grandfather is here all over again.”
Greg Johnson, grandson of Robert Johnson