Five-time Blues Award winner Rory Block has released her latest album, ‘A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith’. She has put her vast musical talent to amazing use, creating important albums, full of purpose. So many of her albums have given us hours of powerful performances celebrating some of the founders of the blues, and her latest is no exception. Not only is Block more than up to the task of delivering material associated with the greats, she has an uncanny ability to capture the essence of the original while letting her own artistry shine through. Her voice comes with its own, instantly identifiable survivor’s rasp, and her guitar work is equally stunning.