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Award-winning blues guitarist coming to the Egyptian

Submitted by the Egyptian Theatre

Blues Music Award-winner Rory Block will play her haunting blues at the Egyptian Theatre this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Ted Kurland Associates)

Five-time Blues Foundation Blues Music Award Winner, Rory Block, will perform at Park City’s historic Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., on Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9.

The concerts will begin at 8 p.m.

Heralded as "a living landmark" by the Berkeley Express, "a national treasure" by Guitar Extra and "one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists" by Blues Revue, Block has committed her life and her career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world.

A traditionalist and an innovator at the same time, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and folk. The New York Times declared: "Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends."

After more than twenty highly acclaimed releases and five Blues Music Awards, Block is at the absolute height of her creative powers, bringing a world full of life lessons to bear on what she calls "a total celebration of my beloved instrument and best friend, the guitar."

Her newest project, titled "The Mentor Series," is a growing collection of tribute albums to the blues masters she knew in person. Her acclaimed "Blues Walkin’ Like A Man: A Tribute to Son House," was followed by the release, "Shake Em On Down: A Tribute to Mississippi Fred McDowell," on the Stony Plain label.

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Tickets range from $19 to $32 and are available by visiting http://www.parkcityshows.com.

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