25 August 2013

Rory Block, "Twelve Gates to the City" (2012)

This tune opened up more avenues of exploration than I can count. I know right now is I've got brush up on my Rev. Gary Davis, learn some more about Jerusalem and definitely keep an eye on this country blues guitar master.
As the AllMusic.com guide put it, "[S]he does a remarkable job of channeling the basics of her subject's technique and grafting it onto her own inimitable style."


whiteray said...

She is a keeper, for sure. I'm especially fond of her tribute albums honoring Son House and Mississippi John Hurt.

Paco Malo said...

And I'd be remiss if I didn't add her 2006 tribute album to Robert Johnson, the award-winning "The Lady and Mr. Johnson".