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Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Feb 13, 2019
In April I'll be heading to the UK to record with Damien O'Kane at Pure Records in Yorkshire, then heading to Sore Fingers bluegrass/old time camp near Oxford, and finally finishing out on tour with Tony Furtado - come out to a show if you can. More info: http://truenorthpromotions.co.uk/upcoming-gigs/ron-block-tony-furtado/
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Feb 12, 2019
My Rich & Taylor banjo, used on the entire So Long So Wrong album, just back from being worked on by Charlie Cushman. I haven't had it playable for a couple of years; I used it on my Hogan's House of Music record for Carter's Creek Pike and You Are My Sunshine in 2015.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Feb 12, 2019
A fun jam with Clay Hess at SPBGMA a couple of years ago - Clay is always so much fun.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Feb 12, 2019
It was a great time today seeing Charlie Cushman today with my son to pick up the Rich & Taylor I used on the entire So Long So Wrong record and both my Huber RB Models. They're all sounding at their best, thanks to Charlie! His Collings guitar sounds beautiful.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Feb 10, 2019
Today we're mixing finals of A Light So Fair: Peaceful Guitar Instrumentals. First up: Donne's Passage, using my 1938 Martin D28 Herringbone, joined by two amazing voices: Damien O'Kane and Kate Rusby. Here's a bit of it. Eric Uglum at the mixing helm.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Feb 06, 2019
Banjo wiz Damien O'Kane and I are beginning another duo-banjo album at Pure Records in Yorkshire in April. I am so looking forward to this and have already written three tunes. More to come. #cooperatingbanjos #BanjosInTheVitaMix #banjosblendwell #hereforthecraic
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Feb 05, 2019
I think John Hartford's liner notes for Rounder 0044 may be the best liner notes ever. I was a 13 year-old kid reading these notes while listening to J.D. Crowe & the New South absolutely kick my wobbly-timing little butt all over Torrance. My first official action following said butt-kicking was to get a metronome and use it daily.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jan 29, 2019
Always a good thing when your daughter can sing parts with beautiful tone.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jan 29, 2019
Putting final touches on A Light So Fair, my new recording of original peaceful guitar instrumentals. Eric Uglum is mixing in California while I'm overdubbing folks here in Tennessee. Sierra Hull sang last week, Suzanne Cox was yesterday, Kate Rusby and Damien O'Kane are adding vocals in Yorkshire at Pure Records, and my own Erica Block will be adding her vocals today in my studio here. It'll be out in late Spring/early Summer. #wordlessvocals
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jan 27, 2019
Fabulous time at my studio having Sierra Hull sing on my new instrumental guitar record. Yes I know that sounds strange, because it's an instrumental record. But she was great. Next up: Suzanne Cox, Erica Block, Kate Rusby, and Damien O’Kane.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jan 23, 2019
This bunch sure was fun last year!
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jan 19, 2019
A song I wrote and sang for our New Favorite record.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jan 18, 2019
Always a joy playing at Ricky Skaggs's studio. Today it was for Darin and Brooke Aldridge's new project for Rounder - great to see Ken Irwin, Brian Smith, and Chuck Turner, and to play with Aubrey Haynie, Mark Fain, and Tommy White. Fun day! Also, I the big framed pic of Flatt & Scruggs always cracks me up; Earl has an odd, skeptical look on his face, and Paul Warren is looking at him to see the reaction.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jan 13, 2019
Firing up for more Kate Rusby tracks.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jan 13, 2019
Glad to be part of the "Best of the 2018 Sessions" on BBC Radio Leeds, The Durbervilles show! Thanks guys! Damien O'Kane and I are having a big time with our cooperatin' banjos. Steven Byrnes and Duncan Lyall on guitar and bass running right in the groove.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jan 12, 2019
I'll be getting back to recording for my album of peaceful guitar instrumentals, A Light So Fair, next week. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow I'm recording banjo on five fantastic new Kate Rusby tracks, among other recording. It's always a thrill to play with Damien O'Kane and other top level musicians, with a songwriter and singer like Kate. Here's one I played banjo on from her last recording, Life in a Paper Boat. Dan Tyminski singing harmony:
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jan 10, 2019
Here are a few excerpts from my upcoming recording, A Light So Fair: Peaceful Guitar Instrumentals. I've been enjoying making this music, so much.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jan 10, 2019
I've finished the twelfth track for A Light So Fair, my upcoming acoustic guitar recording. Peaceful instrumentals, all original so far except for one, and mostly just one or two guitars. I'll write and record a couple more to balance it out. Mixing later this month with Eric Uglum.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Jan 04, 2019
Happy New Year! I’m currently writing and recording an entire album of peaceful guitar tunes, mostly original. I wrote the 11th tune this morning but didn’t have time to record it. If you like peaceful music at times, to listen to, to have on in the background while you read, write, think, eat dinner with your family, have a stressful day at work, you might like this music. There’s a lot coming up in 2019 - touring with a well-known but unnamed artist, making more banjo music with the fantastic banjo wizard Damien O’Kane, touring in the U.K. with guitarist-banjoist-singer-songwriter-sculptor Tony Furtado, and going to Sore Fingers in Kingham, near Oxford. Hope to see some of you at the shows this year!
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Dec 28, 2018
Sessions today with Andy Leftwich and Randy Kohrs, Matt Butler. Bunch of fun.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Dec 25, 2018
Merry Christmas! Here's a track from my Christmas Collection - Jeff Taylor on piano, and I'm on guitar.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Dec 23, 2018
Here's the first cut from Leiper's Fork Christmas. I'm on guitar and banjo, Jeff Taylor on piano and accordion, Barry Bales on bass, and Tim Crouch on strings. The entire Christmas Collection is 18 tunes for $13.50 at the RonBlock.com/store - some fun and sweet acoustic Christmas music I made with Jeff Taylor, Barry Bales, and Tim Crouch.
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Dec 22, 2018
Here's another track from one of my instrumental Christmas albums, Leiper's Fork Christmas. Tim Crouch played bass, mandolin, and fiddle/strings on this, I played banjo and guitar, and Jeff Taylor is on piano. My guitar solo is a bit Larry Sparks if you ask me. Both my Christmas recordings are available in one download called The Christmas Collection, at ronblock.com/store
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Dec 21, 2018
Merry Christmas season to you all! Here's a track from Leiper's Fork Christmas. Tim Crouch played bass, djembe, mandolin, and fiddle/strings on this - I played banjo, guitar, and eBow-ed some guitar bits. The finger-picky guitar is a 1946 Martin 00-18, and the lead guitar is a 1938 Martin D28. Both my Christmas recordings are available in one download called The Christmas Collection, at ronblock.com/store
Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station Dec 18, 2018
Get Leiper's Fork Christmas and Carter's Creek Christmas in one easy Christmas Collection download for $13.50 at https://ronblock.com/store #banjo #christmasbanjo #vintageguitars