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AWARDS

2007 BLUES MUSIC AWARD winner: The Lady and Mr Johnson
ACOUSTIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

May 1999 WC Handy Award winner: Confessions Of A Blues Singer
BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1998-99 Crossroads Music Awards winner
Blues Bronze Star Award: Confessions Of A Blues Singer

May 1998 WC Handy Award winner:
TRADITIONAL BLUES FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

TROPHEES FRANCE BLUES 98 -
INTERNATIONAL GUITARISTE ACOUSTIQUE

May 1997 WC Handy Award winner:
TRADITIONAL BLUES FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

1997 NAIRD Award winner: Tornado
BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1997 CAMA HALL OF FAME inductee

May 1996 WC Handy Award Winner: When A Woman Gets The Blues
BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1994 NAIRD Award winner: Angel Of Mercy
BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1992 NAIRD Award winner Ain't I A Woman
ADULT CONTEMPORARY Honorable mention

REVIEWS

"Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends."
THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Rory Block has become one of the world's most important preservers of the roots of American music. She has become a national treasure in the form of an uncompromising mature blues artist."
GUITAR EXTRA

"A living landmark, the finest contemporary purveyor of the Mississippi Delta Country Blues tradition of which (Robert) Johnson was the leading exponent."
BERKELEY EXPRESS

"... 'Confessions of a Blues Singer' provides a heavy dose of the real, raw Delta blues... stark and naked in its intensity... an acoustic tour de force... This album proves that Rory Block is one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists and that she can hold her own with the legends who inspired her."
BLUES REVUE

"If you like music steeped in tradition and genuine feeling, this is your woman."
PEOPLE MAGAZINE

"Some of the most singular and affecting country blues anyone, man or woman, black or white, old or young has cut in recent years."
ROLLING STONE

"Rory Block has been an inspiration to me since we started out years ago. Her singing, playing and songwriting are some of the most soulful in traditional and modern blues."
BONNIE RAITT

TV SHOWS

QVC: LIVE PERFORMANCE

NBC: WEEKEND TODAY IN NEW YORK

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

CNN: SHOWBIZ TODAY

CBS: CBS NIGHTWATCH

ABC: "You Deserve The Best" from Angel Of Mercy CD, in sound track of: ABOUT US; THE DIGNITY OF CHILDREN with Opray Winfrey

RADIO SHOWS

Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Mountain Stage, E Town and countless live concert broadcasts worldwide.

PRODUCTIONS

GAYE ADEGBALOLA - Bitter Sweet Blues
Alligator Records ALCD 4870

RICK ROBBINS - Walkin' Down The Line
Seeds Of Man Records

MOVIES

Performance in The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum's
American Music Masters Series
HELLHOUNDS ON MY TRAIL; The Afterlife of Robert Johnson
A Robert Mugge Film

ENDORSEMENTS

Endorsing Martin Guitar Strings with full page color adds in Guitar Player, Guitar World, Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Bluegrass Unlimited, Performing Songwriter, Music Paper, and Dirty Linen. "WHEN YOUR POWERFUL BLUES DRIVES PEOPLE TO THEIR FEET, YOU PLAY STRINGS THAT STAND UP TO IT. Rounder Recording artist Rory Block uses Martin Strings on her Martin OM-28 VR." String display posters for retail stores picturing Eric Clapton, Rory Block and Marty Stuart, "THE BEST ONLY STRING WITH THE BEST."

TOURS

Rory maintains an intensive worldwide solo touring schedule that includes art centers, theaters, listening rooms and major festivals such as The San Francisco Blues Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival, The Telluride Blues Festival, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Memphis In May, The Edmonton Folk Festival, The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Womad Festival in England, The Pinkpop Festival in Holland, The Notodden Blues Festival in Norway, The Peer Festival in Belgium, and The RAWA Festival in Poland, and the Cognac Blues Festival in France. Rory was one of the featured guitarists in the prestigious Columbia Artist Management GUITAR SUMMIT tours, which presented guitar masters in various fields. Rory toured with Michael Hedges, Stanley Jordan, Herb Ellis and Sharon Isbin.

RECORDED WITH

Keb Mo, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder, Taj Mahal, Mark Knopfler, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jorma Kaukonen, Livingston Taylor, Paul Shaffer, John Sebastian, David Lindley and others

PERFORMED WITH

Keb Mo, Bonnie Raitt, The Band (Woodstock '94 with Bruce Hornsby & Bob Weir), Jorma Kaukonen, Taj Mahal, Koko Taylor, Michael Hedges, Stanley Jordan, Herb Ellis and others

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS, CDS & CASSETTES

The Power of Delta Blues Guitar 2 video set

The Guitar of Rory Block Video 1- blues video 2-originals

Rory Block Teaches Classics of Country Blues Guitar CD with 32 page music plus tablature book

Classics of Country Blues Guitar 6 audio cassette series

GOLD RECORD IN HOLLAND (BENELUX territories):
Best Blues & Originals

Hit singles: "Lovin' Whiskey" & " Gypsie Boy" w/ Stevie Wonder


DISCOGRAPHY

Last Fair Deal Telarc 83593 2003
I'm Every Woman Rounder 11661-3174-2 2002
Confessions of a Blues Singer Rounder 11661-3154-2 1998
Gone Woman Blues Rounder 11575 1997
Tornado Rounder 3140 1996
When a Woman Gets The Blues Rounder 3139 1995
Angel of Mercy Rounder 3126 1994
Ain't I A Woman Rounder 3120 1992
Mama Blues Rounder 3117 1991
Best Blues & Originals Rounder 11525 1987
House of Hearts Rounder 3104 1987
I've Got A Rock In My Sock Rounder 3097 1986
Rhinestones & Steel Strings Rounder 3085 1984
Blue Horizon
Rounder 3073 1983
High Heeled Blues Rounder 3061 1981

MUSIC VIDEOS

A Father And Two Sons (Feature length music video)
Winner of CINE 1994 Golden Eagle Award for Composition & Performance
Director: Merle Worth