Rory Block continues her exploration of the earthy, hard-driving blues of the Mississippi Delta as played by Booker White, Robert Johnson, John Hurt, Charlie Spann, and other great traditional players.

She teaches a number of powerful blues songs to add to your repertoire, including “Fixin’ To Die,” “Love My Blues Away,” “Leavin’ Here,” “When You’ve Got a Good Friend” and “My Train is Waiting.”

Each piece is carefully broken down to provide an understanding of the styles and techniques of the blues masters. You’ll be able to see both hands in close-up as you learn open tunings, treble melodies, bass runs, slides, and string bending, as well as additional variations on the intros, solos, turnarounds and endings. As an added treat, Rory strays from the blues to teach her beautiful arrangement of the great English ballad, “The Water is Wide,” one of her most requested songs.

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