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Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jun 16, 2019
It’s Tour Bus City out here on the Outlaw Fest circuit with Alison and the band.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jun 15, 2019
About to go on with Alison and the boys at Outlaw Fest in Bangor, Maine.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jun 11, 2019
This Hayes is one of my favorite guitars, and it’s going out on the road with me on the Alison Krauss Windy City tour. Always does.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jun 03, 2019
'38 D18, cool breeze through the porch, lovely day. And I love the Time Guru app!
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jun 02, 2019
My tour dates with the Alison Krauss Windy City tour and the U.K. banjo tour with Damien O'Kane & Ron Block are now up on the website. There's also a Soggy Bottom Boys date July 27th at Rockygrass. More Alison dates are coming for October, and more dates with Damien O'Kane are coming in November. I'll be touring in December with an artist I'll name once they announce the tour dates. All told I'll be playing a total of around 88 dates this year.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jun 02, 2019
And here's the kickoff to "Don't Give Your Heart To a Rambler," just cuz. Charlie Cushman did a masterful job setting up my '26 Granada.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jun 01, 2019
Second stab at "Wild Bill Jones." Banjo-Tele--->Analysis Plus cable---->Early 1960's Fender Deluxe. No effects. Banjo neck by Tim Davis, fitted and with electronics redone by Kevin Marshall of Smiling Moon Guitars.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jun 01, 2019
Now, I would never play this sound in a bluegrass band. But I might do this if Chris Stapleton sang "Wild Bill Jones" electrified and I was playing banjo-Tele. Unless he told me not to. Banjo neck by Tim Davis, fitted and with electronics redone by Kevin Marshall of Smiling Moon Guitars. Early '60s Fender Deluxe. Banjo-Tele--->Analysis Plus cable---->amp. No effects.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 31, 2019
Just got this banjo Telecaster back with a new neck by Tim Davis, fitted by Kevin Marshall of Smiling Moon Guitars, who also fixed up the electronics. In the past I've used this mainly for quiet backstage banjo practice because it was problematic to keep in tune, and the electronics weren't up to par - but now I want to join a blues band. This thing plays like butter now.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 28, 2019
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 28, 2019
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Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 28, 2019
Can't wait to tour this year in the U.K. with the banjo-driving wizard Damien O'Kane and two more of the best musicians I know, Duncan Lyall and Steven Byrnes. If you're near any of these shows, please come out for massive banjo-lyzation and a chat afterwards! It'll be a big banjer party! Bluegrass and Irish in a Vitamix blender on high. Tickets available at http://damienokane.co.uk/gigs/ #banjos #banjosareforlife #banjobanter #banjophony #banjorithmetic #banjology #irish #bluegrass #irishandbluegrassmeet
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 28, 2019
I'm glad to have played banjo and lead guitar on this song, The Derry Walls, by Northern Ireland singer/songwriter Eilidh Patterson. I was in Derry/Londonderry, N. Ireland a few years ago with Jerry Douglas's Transatlantic Sessions live show, a truly beautiful part of the world. Lovely song and performance by Eilidh.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 21, 2019
A tune I wrote for the duo banjo album with Damien O'Kane, named in honor of G.K. Chesterton's copious enjoyment of sustenance and libation.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 20, 2019
Morning practice with my Hayes guitar. #HayesGuitars #bluechippicks
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 18, 2019
Kate Rusby: Until Morning from Philosophers, Poets and Kings
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 17, 2019
I’m thrilled to have played banjo on several songs on this new Kate Rusby album. Great work by Kate and Damien.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 14, 2019
Tony's Song "Broken Bell" from Quatt Village Hall on May 11th.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 10, 2019
These duo shows are a blast, here’s one of Tony’s songs from our show in Sheffield, UK at Greystone’s.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 08, 2019
Tolbooth Stirling
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 08, 2019
Tonight in Stirling, Scotland! Come join us!
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station May 01, 2019
Our U.K. tour begins tonight! Come join in the fun if you’re near!
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Apr 28, 2019
Here's more date and venue information for the next two weeks of touring with Tony Furtado. If you're near a show, come out and join us!
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Apr 27, 2019
I've been in the U.K. since April 6th, recording in Yorkshire with Damien O'Kane, Stevie Byrnes, and David Kosky, then came here to Kingham, near Oxford, for the Sore Fingers bluegrass and old-time camp. I'll be heading down towards Heathrow to meet up with Tony Furtado for the rest of my U.K. travels - full list below! Come out and see us if you're near.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Apr 19, 2019
Making music with these guys is a great bunch of joy. More to come soon!