A Benefit For The Displaced Children of Jinja, Uganda
Otherlands November 18 & 19th 8 pm -11:30 or thereabouts
$10 @ the door,
$15 for both nights. Donations gratefully accepted
Over the course of two evenings, a bunch of diehard Memphis musicians will be playing their hearts out for some kids who live as best they can in the small city of Jinja, Uganda.
Once a thriving industrial city, it has been much reduced in recent years, leaving orphaned youngsters to the mercies of the mean streets of Jinja. A young social worker named Wanda Moses took it upon himself to create a space or some of them, to feed them and give them a bed, and to enroll them inschool, as best he could without much local help. He organized the MONIC Children’s Center a few years ago and has been struggling to maintain it ever since.
Enter our local heroes, just the ones you might suspect: Nancy Apple,
Steve Selvidge, Eric Hughes, Zeke Johnson, the duo of Don McGregor and Steve Lockwood, Andy Cohen (accompanied by the fabulous Martha Kelly), special guest out of towner Shelton Powe and Moses Crouch’s band, Memphissippi Medicine. Over the course of two nights these indefatigable stalwarts will groove and holler, pick and sing the blues and the twangy country songs, and songs of their own, that have made Memphis and the South in general legendary as the fountainhead of this beautiful music.
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!!!