Rory Block

Rory Block

There are many influences in my music, not only blues. R&B, Motown, gospel, old timey, jazz, even classical are all part of what I do. I started with classical, then country, then blues, and after that I started listening heavily to Motown and gospel. My earliest efforts as a songwriter were soul. Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Wilson Pickett, Gladys Knight, James Brown, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and Fontella Bass are just a few of the names that come to mind as the God's of soul and Motown.More Rory Block quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I was very young my mother sang to me at bedtime and my dad would often play the banjo or fiddle in the evening. I knew music was important and central to everything, most particularly it had a powerful healing value and created a sense of peace and security. This stood out to me as I always felt the world was precarious and dangerous, and music supplied those moments of real peace and safety.More Rory Block quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have gotten where I am today only because I have persisted against all odds for a long time.More Rory Block quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
... it took me five years of going right into the mouth of the lion to learn to be at ease onstage ... if you deal with an audience as a bunch of people having a great time, you'll have a much bettrer time as a performerMore Rory Block quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

Quotes of the month

Ann Coulter Democrats couldn't care less if people in Indiana hate them. But if Europeans curl their lips, liberals can't look at themselves in the mirror. [08/31/2020 12:08:01] More


Dina Rubina Each person sculpts the plot of his novel with his own hands ... Only not everyone will have the courage to admit that he is not the main actor, but an episodic person ... [09/03/2020 01:09:30] More


Ann Coulter If John Kerry had a dollar for every time he bragged about serving in Vietnam - oh wait, he does. [08/31/2020 12:08:54] More


Robert Escarpit Sometimes a career is just a waste of work. [09/01/2020 02:09:11] More


Dina Rubina The feeling of sleep is a strong fish, beating simultaneously in the depths of the body, and in the fingertips, and in the thin skin on the temples. [09/03/2020 01:09:41] More