Not what is says on the tin!
P. Robertson | uk | 05/01/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Whilst Rory Block is a great teacher her style is not to my liking sat all. The DVD says Delta Blues guitar - but as the DVD starts she even says its showing you how to play "Coutry Blues"!
For me the country style conflicts with the original idea of what the delta sound is - I think its wrong to advertise this as so.
As a result I think it's a little misleading. Left me a little dissapointed in the choices of songs especially as some have been changed by her. There's also a rather dissapointing ballad "The Water is Wide" which does nothing to add to the "extras" on this disk. It's tacky!
For me Rory borders on the edge of shouting and bangs the guitar so hard it looks like she might do herself injury at some point. Her style - like her dress sense - is forced and I feel a little uncomfortable watching her play. She hammers through some songs at a terrific pace and I found this very off putting. The songs that she does play she teaches well (I watch a lot of training vids and women always make the best teachers - imho). If your a fan of hers you'll like this DVD but if you just want to learn Delta blues songs as performed by the original artists you'll be left feeling a little dissapointed."