8th Step - Patty Larkin & Rory Block

Onstage dynamite with two legendary players in one incredible night!

Patty Larkin is "A DROP-DEAD BRILLIANT GUITAR PLAYER, A RICHLY TEXTURAL SINGER, A COMMANDING, POETIC SONGWRITER, A HILARIOUS AND PERSONABLE ENTERTAINER" - Performing Songwriter

Part of the urban-folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off of the singer/songwriter explosion of the seventies, she has helped reinterpret traditional folk melodies, rock, pop, bossa nova, drawing on anything from Dylan to Dylan. A self described “guitar driven songwriter,” Larkin has wound her way through soundscapes of evocative vocals, inventive guitar wizardry and imaginative lyrics. Her songs run inside and outside the box, from impressionistic poetry to witty wordplay.

Rory Block's "PLAYING IS PERFECT, HER SINGING OTHERWORLDLY AS SHE WRESTLES WITH GHOSTS, SHADOWS AND LEGENDS" - The New York Times

Heralded as "A LIVING LANDMARK" (Berkeley Express); "A NATIONAL TREASURE" (Guitar Extra); and "ONE OF THE GREATEST LIVING ACOUSTIC BLUES ARTISTS" (Blues Review), Block has committed her life and career to preserving the Delta blues tradition, and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world. A traditionalist and innovator at the same time, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and folk.

"PATTY LARKIN IS ONE OF THE MOST GIFTED PERFORMERS IN MUSIC TODAY. A REMARKABLE GUITARIST, AN IMAGINATIVE AND VERSATILE VOCALIST, LARKIN TURNS IN A RIVETING PERFORMANCE" - Chicago Tribune

"RORY BLOCK IS ONE OF THE GREATEST LIVING ACOUSTIC BLUES ARTISTS... SHE CAN HOLD HER OWN WITH THE LEGENDS WHO INSPIRED HER." - Blues Revue

8th Step - Patty Larkin & Rory Block Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:30 pm
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