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Rory's Autobiography

"The most enjoyable biography I've read in years. Rory's phenomenal life story comes alive in a wonderfully woven tapestry of prose, photos and the poetry of the blues."
Steve Bryant- TV/Radio host, musican and author

"This is much more than just a book or life story. It's a collection of moving, gut-wrenching, soul cleansing prose artfully mixed with poetry, paintings, and stunning photographs. Rory proves to be a masterful, incredibly revealing writer. Just as she's a focused and intensely powerful performer, she demonstrates those same traits here. She takes the reader on a fascinating journey that ultimately proves that her strong will can conquer life's toughest challenges."
Jim Hynes, radio host and music writer

"A captivating narrative of a colorful life lived with uncommon courage and conviction. An intimate insight into the psyche of an iconic artist..."
JJ Stenzoski- lecturer, Indiana University/Purdue University

"Stunning... beautiful... the most honest book I've ever read...
Jack Baker- guitar player and teacher

"Warm... real... captivating... important... courageous..."
Shari Kane- blues artist and teacher

"A WONDERFUL and VERY EMOTIONAL read. So much talent and what a roller coaster life..."
Stefan Grossman- blues guitarist, recording artist, teacher


THE PHYSICAL BOOK IS A 420 PAGE PAPERBACK & INCLUDES 110 BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS.

$14.95 from Amazon.com


THE EBOOK IS 557 PAGES & INCLUDES 287 COLOR/BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND 95 MUSIC LINKS.

$12.95 from Aurora Productiions

MORE ABOUT THE BOOK BELOW


When you purchase the EBOOK, you will download it into your computer, iPhone, or iPad as a PDF file. It can be viewed as two side by side pages that fill your screen just like an open book. It navigates easily up and down, or to any chosen page, and contains over 280 images and 95 music links. We have gotten excellent response to these additional features, thus we are hopeful that they will add significantly to your enjoyment when reading the book.


Cordially,
Rory and Rob
Aurora Productions

Author's Note
While this book is a chronicle of my life in the music business, it is also a very personal diary. From bohemian beginnings on a hillside in New Jersey to countless stages across the USA, Canada, and Europe, I have persisted in my eclectic, counter-industry "stranger in a strange world" kind of journey. From my first recording at the age of twelve, to my adventures at the feet of the rediscovered blues masters when I was fifteen, I have loved and played blues against all odds for most of my life. Through experiences with record labels large and small, extensive touring that has worn out various roadworthy vehicles, dealing with naysayers, skeptics and detractors, I have somehow survived to earn a gold record in Europe and five Blues Music Awards. It's fair to say, "Been there, done that, and got the T-shirt." Over the span of sixty unusual and sometimes unbelievable years, I have gained perspective on a world which has undergone tumultuous change- from the music it listens to and creates, to the very essence of the lives we lead. Whether encountering a young Bob Dylan at my father's sandal shop in the sixties or working in the studio with Stevie Wonder, this book is about those unlikely adventures, and those noteworthy people, in the world of music of course, but also in my most personal experiences.

Excerpt from When A Woman Gets The Blues by Rory Block