When a Woman Gets the Blues: A Book Reading & Presentation by Rory Block

Considered one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists, Rory Block has committed her life and career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world. Ms. Block grew up in a bohemian Greenwich Village family. Her father owned the famous Allan Block Sandal Shop, where folk musicians like Bob Dylan, Maria Muldaur, and John Sebastian stopped in to play music, talk poetry, or just hang out. By her early teens, Rory was sitting in on Sunday jam sessions in Washington Square Park. During these years, her life was touched – and profoundly changed – by personal encounters with some of the earliest and most influential Delta blues masters of the 20th century. Join Rory and Village Preservation as we celebrate her new autobiography, When a Woman Gets the Blues, which will be available for sale and signing. Ms. Block will also present original historic photos and artwork. If we’re lucky she may even break out her guitar!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
6:30 pm

Hudson Park Branch Library
66 Leroy Street
(off 7th Avenue South)