The Memphis Acoustic Music Association
Otherlands Coffee Bar 641 S. Cooper St.
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 8 pm $15 $8 for students with I.D.
Tickets can be bought at Otherlands Coffee Bar or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roy-bookbinder-tickets-27919918227
“Roy has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down . . . blues. Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Hot Tuna & Bonnie Raitt ? Roy can.
He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers.. When he brings his 'Tour Bus' to town, a one-man blues-fest ensues. He plays and he entertains, feeding us music and stories, and the evening is a celebration for us all. We’re privileged to have Roy here to preserve–and extend—the tradition of great American blues music." J.Hippa
The “Book” left Greenwich Village in 1976, lived on a tour bus for the next 15 years and became a distinct voice in the Blues and Folk music world.
Not convinced yet?
He is a regular at the NATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL in Jonesborough Tn as well as the CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL, the NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL and the KING BISCUIT BLUES FESTIVAL.
At MERLEFEST, The Book has hosted the acoustic blues stage for the past 16 years, and he has been invited more than a few times to appear at the world famous PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL.....including the 40th anniversary and the 50th anniversary.
He’s been featured on a PBS special and interviewed by Terry Gross on “Fresh Air.” He’s also a regular workshop instructor at Jorma Kaukonen’s famed Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio.
Roy traveled with The Rev. Gary Davis in the 60's and is in THE BLUES WHO'S WHO & THE BIG BOOK OF BLUES.
He has appeared on TNN's NASHVILLE NOW 30 and toured nationally with BONNIE RAITT, JJ CALE & HOT TUNA. You name it, he's done it!
Roy has even been to Hell & back! (”Blues in Hell” is a festival in Hell, Norway.)
For lovers of blues and storytelling, this will be an extraordinary evening!!!