Saturday, October 13, 2012 ♦ 8:00 PMBMO Harris Bank and WNUR welcome
The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall :: 4545 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000
Heralded as “a living landmark” (Berkeley Express), “a national treasure” (Guitar Extra), and “one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists” (Blues Revue), 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. The New York Times declared, “Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends.”
Old Town School teacher and roots music wizard Chris Walz starts off the evening.