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    World renowned for her mastery of country blues, Rory Block has won the W.C. Handy award for "Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year" in 1997 and 1998 and "Acoustic Blues Album of the Year" in 1996 & 1999. Add to these laurels her latest award, the French "Trophees France Blues 98 -- International Guitarist Acoustique '98" -- and one can see that Rory Block has become one of the all-time highest regarded blues artists in the world.

    Block plays regularly to devoted, enthusiastic audiences throughout America and Europe. She's performed and recorded with an such luminaries as Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder, Mark Knopfler, Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo, Jorma Kaukonen, The Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter and many others.

    She is an esteemed presence as a songwriter, having garnered not only a gold record in Europe for her album, Best Blues And Originals, but has also won three INDIE awards for "Best Adult Contemporary Album of the Year." She is beloved for the power and honesty of her songwriting and for the unique directness and passion of her performances.

    "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." Bonnie Raitt.

Rory Block - The Guitar Of Robert Johnson - Vol 1 - DVD
Learn to play the guitar style of the most influential Delta blues artist of all time! Robert Johnson's unearthly singing and intricate Mississippi Delta style slide guitar have inspired innumerable players in the decades since his untimely death in 1938. On this exciting, jam-packed DVD lesson, the award-winning contemporary blues singer and guitarist Rory Block completely demystifies the licks, runs, strums, bass lines, turnarounds and other important guitar elements that combine to make up the unique Robert Johnson sound. Working in open G and D Tunings, Rory provides a series of informational keys - specific guitar techniques that "open doors and unlock information" to allow you to play any song in Robert Johnson's repertoire. She works with you on getting a good slide sound and details the percussive picking and strumming skills you'll need to achieve that special Robert Johnson feel. Rory also discusses blues singing styles, provides fascinating insights into the Mississippi blues and shows you how to establish the energy, drive and motivation that will make you a funkier, more exciting blues guitar player! Although these skills pertain to any Robert Johnson song, you'll learn detailed renditions of "If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day, Terraplane Blues" and "Preaching Blues".
(120 min) Booklet included..................................................Price - $29.95
 Rory Block Plays "Preaching Blues"

Rory Block - The Guitar Of Robert Johnson - Vol 2 - DVD
This is the second groundbreaking installment of her journey into the great blues artist's legacy and Rory provides complete note-for-note, lick-by-lick instruction for three of his most powerful songs. Each one of these classic Robert Johnson songs represents a different stylistic aspect of his playing. "Cross Road Blues" exemplifies the myriad of techniques that Johnson put into his songs in open G tuning; "Ramblin' On My Mind" utilizes an unusual altered tuning; "Hellhound On My Trail" is a haunting non-slide blues in open D. Rory takes each song apart - putting a microscope on the intros, chord positions, slide moves, picking, strumming and numerous other blues guitar skills you'll need to authentically play them yourself.
(105 min) Booklet included.................................................Price - $29.95
 Rory Block Plays "Hellhound On My Trail"
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Rory Block - The Power Of Delta Blues Guitar - Vol I - DVD
Now you can learn the classic guitar styles that influenced countless blues and rock artists, from Muddy Waters to the Rolling Stones. In this DVD lesson, one of the most knowledgeable and talented exponents of the classic blues style reveals the earthy, hard-driving playing of the Mississippi Delta. Here is the powerfully rhythmic "pounding" style of Charlie Patton, the fingerpicking blues of Tommy Johnson, and the sliding, open-tuned sounds of the great Robert Johnson, made clear through the magic of video. In a short time you'll be playing great finger-style blues pieces such as "Moon's Goin' Down, Patton's Blues, Crossroads Blues, Travelin' Blues". As you learn these powerful songs, you'll be developing technical skills in the use of regular and open tunings, treble melodies, bass runs, slides, string bending and a variety of amazing pounding and strumming blues techniques.
(60 min) Booklet included...................................................Price - $29.95

Rory Block - The Power Of Delta Blues Guitar - Vol II - DVD
In this video lesson, Rory Block continues her exploration of the earthy, hard-driving blues of the Mississippi Delta as played by Booker White, Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Charlie Spann, and other great traditional players. She teaches a number of powerful blues songs, including "Fixin' To Die, Love My Blues Away, Leavin' Here, When You've Got A Good Friend" and "My Train Is Waiting". As an added treat, Rory strays from the blues to teach her arrangement of the great English ballad  "The Water is Wide", one of her most requested songs. Each piece is carefully broken down to provide an understanding of the styles and techniques of the blues masters. You'll be able to see both hands in close-up as you learn open tunings, treble melodies, bass runs, slides, string bending and additional variations on the intros, solos, turnarounds and endings.
(60 min) Booklet included...................................................Price - $29.95

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Rory Block - Classics Of Country Blues Guitar - Book and 6 CDs
Learn to play some of the greatest Delta blues guitar solos of all time, taught in accurate detail by a contemporary master of the genre. Rory Block breaks down these fingerstyle pieces phrase-by-phrase, providing the details of how to play them with all the nuances and subtleties of the originals. At the same time, you'll acquire the technical skills you'll need to discover and play other classic blues tunes. You'll learn the sounds and styles of great artists such as Robert Johnson, Willie Moore, Tommy Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Willie Brown, Skip James, Blind Blake and Reverend Robert Wilkins. The instruction on these CDs will help you develop technical skills using standard and open tunings, treble melodies, bass runs, slides, string bends, harmonics and dynamic strumming styles. Rory also gets you started on improvisation by providing a number of variations on the intros, solos and endings of the pieces. Here are the classic tunes you'll soon be playing: "Old Country Rock, Statesboro Blues, Big Road Blues, Canned Heat, Walkin' Blues, Cross Road Blues, Frankie and Albert, Future Blues, M & O Blues, Police Dog Blues, Devil Got My Man, Mississippi Blues, Ain't No Way For Me to Get Along".
Notation and tab..................................................................Price - $59.95
 Rory Block Plays "Cross Road Blues"

Rory Block - In Concert - DVD
Experience the sensational blues artist Rory Block live in concert! Recorded in St Louis' historic Sheldon Concert Hall, this DVD captures Rory's soulful singing, dazzling guitar technique and openhearted communication with her delighted audience. In a riveting 15-song set, Rory plays renditions of classic Mississippi blues by seminal masters such as Robert Johnson, Tommy Johnson and Buddy Boy Hawkins, as well as her own evocative and compelling originals. This complete performance features all the musical excitement that has made this four-time W.C. Handy Award-winning artist a favorite at festivals and concert halls. She plays a sterling set of traditional and contemporary songs, each one with her distinctive vocals and powerful guitar style. Songs include: "Preaching Blues, If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day, Terraplane Blues, Hawkins Blues, Titanic (When That Great Ship Went Down), Maggie Campbell Blues, Like a Shotgun, Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down, Love and Whiskey, The Water is Wide, Big Road Blues, Canned Heat, Silver Wings, Mama's Blues, Uncloudy Day".
(70 min).................................................................................Price - $24.95

Rory Block - Teaches Classics Of Country Blues Guitar - Book and CD
Learn to play some of the greatest country blues solos of all time from one of the best contemporary performers of the style. Rory Block teaches the authentic techniques of the original Mississippi Delta blues masters - the tunings, the right hand pounding, the string bending, the complex fingerpicking, the syncopation. She performs eight timeless fingerstyle pieces, then breaks each one down in accurate detail. You'll develop a variety of powerful blues and fingerpicking licks that will help you in all styles of guitar playing. As Rory plays through each piece she slows down more difficult passages, highlighting the subtleties of each tune. You'll learn regular and open tunings, treble melodies, bass runs, slides, harmonics, strumming styles and a variety of intros, solos and endings. Tunes include: "Old Country Rock" -Willie Moore, "Statesboro Blues" -Blind Willie McTell, "Big Road Blues, Canned Heat" -Tommy Johnson, "Future Blues, Mississippi Blues" -Willie Brown, "Devil Got My Man" -Skip James, "Police Dog Blues" -Blind Blake.
Notation and tab.................................................................Price - $19.95
 Rory Block Plays "Statesboro Blues"

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