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2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival Rory Block

About This Event:

Widely regarded as the top female interpreter and authority in the genre, this seven time Blues Music Award winner is an ambassador for the Delta blues tradition.

Rory Block

photo by Sergio Kurhajec

Widely regarded as the top female interpreter and authority in the genre, this seven time Blues Music Award winner is an ambassador for the Delta blues tradition.

“a living landmark” (Berkeley Express)... “a national treasure” (Guitar Extra)... “one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists” (Blues Revue)

Rory 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. The New York Times declared: “Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows, and legends.”

Her early life was touched — and profoundly changed — by personal encounters with some of the earliest and most influential Delta blues masters of the 20th century. Today, 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.”

Rory Block
Rory Block
Rory Block

A Folk Festival Event!

Included with admission to our 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival August 12-14 at the York Expo Center.

Where & When:

Rory Block in concert

Main Stage on Saturday
9:30 pm - 11 pm

Slide Guitar Lessons with Rory Block

Coffeehouse Stage on Saturday
2:15 pm - 3 pm

COVID precautions

For the Festival, we will follow CDC recommendations for York County, PA at the time of the festival.
See policy details on our Festival FAQ page.