by Steven P. Marsh
Caroline Doctorow considers herself a classic folksinger.
Jamie Block is a product of the Anti-folk revolution.
You might not think they’d have a lot in common. Block is a gentleman farmer of a singer-songwriter, performing and recording when he has time, and at his own pace; Doctorow is a steady producer who seems to be on “perma-tour,” as Block calls it. Block is a financial adviser by day; Doctorow learned of how to command a room armed with an acoustic guitar from Joan Baez (Baez was an early inspiration; her father, the late novelist E.L. Doctorow, edited the singer’s autobiography “Daybreak”). But these two artists manage to walk their separate paths without losing sight of each other. Wondering how? Check them out in a rare Rockland County concert appearance at Sparkill’s Union Arts Center on Saturday, March 19.