A Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt
"This is the fourth in her Mentor Series... Were this all she had ever done, her place in Blues history would be secured forever... No one, short of the masters themselves has ever played this music with the power and passion that Rory Block plays... Avalon is a modern masterpiece."
"... yet another masterclass from a lady who deserves to be called 'the first lady of the blues'.
"Another in the continuing line of masterpieces from Rory Block... The strongest contender, by far, for Best Blues Tribute Album 2013... "
"... one of the finest guitarists of her era... Block's guitar work is, as always, phenomenal..."
"... Among the names Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Sippie Wallace, Rory Block stands among the great women of the blues."
"Rory Block is one of America's greatest treasures..."
"... a modern master in her own right, it simply doesn't get much better."
"... her playing is sublime... Rory Block's recordings are stuff of a particular kind of brilliance."
"To say I love this album would be an understatement... Avalon is a deep and intimate blues experience that I can not recommend highly enough."
“... sass and soul... Killer stuff..."
"Her exquisite finger-picking skills are on full display..."
“This is my favorite of the 4 releases and I'm sure that Block will be rewarded for her faithful efforts."