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ROY BOOK BINDER Appearing Fri Sept 5th 2014 at 8:00pm

 45 Years on The Road as a Performer.....Acoustic Blues Veteran Roy Book Binder is Definitely Doing Something Right.

$15 in advance/ $18 at the door  
Roy Book Binder is an American treasure; an accomplished blues guitarist, singer songwriter and storyteller.

Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years! He gave up his Greenwich Village "pad" in the early 70's and lived in his "Tour Bus" for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe.
Book Binder, travelled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60's.

This is probably the best way to hear master finger picker Roy Book Binder-in a live performance, with his reminiscences and stories linking all of the individual songs together into a single cohesive set piece. Between and even within some of the songs, we hear amusing anecdotes about some of his personal and professional relationships-with his mentor, Rev. Gary Davis, with Carolina bluesman, Pink Anderson, and with his friend and colleague, Jorma Kaukonen (who also plays guitar on a few tracks). His repertoire here concentrates on covers of his favorite pre-war pickers, with a heavy emphasis on Rev. Gary Davis, plus several originals that are firmly within that tradition. Book Binder is one of the finest blues finger pickers active today.   ---  BLUES REVIEW

The Book, recorded his first solo acoustic Blues album in the 70's, which was the first to receive 5 stars in DOWNBEAT magazine! In the late 80's 'The Book' was part of Bonnie Raitt's East Coast Tour, which included an appearance on The Grand Old Opry which led to almost 30 appearances on NASHVILLE NOW's, Ralph Emory Show! In the 90's he often appeared with JORMA KAUKONEN (who recorded 2 of Roy's songs)

He has been described as a guitar pickin' hillbilly bluesman, and has released 12 albums. He has performed at most major blues and folk festivals in the U.S. and Europe, including Merlefest. Notables that have shared the stage with Binder include Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, John Jackson, Sonny Terry, Doc Watson, Ray Charles, and Brownie McGhee.

A student of both Pink Anderson and Gary Davis, Book Binder is one of the few revivalists whose mastery of the elegant East Coast blues style transcends the technical to embrace the form's vision. As always, the program leans heavily on interpretations of classic material from the genre, including tunes by Bayless Rose, Gary Davis, and Willie McTell; also included are bows to country and western pioneer Jimmie Rodgers (He's In The Jailhouse Now) and the Delta's master of double-entendre, Bo Carder (Let's Get Drunk Again).”   --- LIVING BLUES