Rory Block, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Rory Block

“No, I don’t remember the first album that I bought, but I remember the first one that I was ever given, which is almost the same thing as buying one. It was called ‘Really the Country Blues,’ and it was given to me by Stefan Grossman in 1964. And I wore it out.

That was really the very beginning of my interest and love of country blues. After hearing ‘Really the Country Blues,’ I’ve never turned back because it was an immediate love affair, an instant click. This was the music for me.”

Nippertown’s own queen of the acoustic blues Rory Block delivers an all-too-rare hometown performance at the Van Dyck in Schenectady on Saturday (January 16). Showtimes are 6:30 & 9pm.

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