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Thu, Sep 12



Roy Book Binder at The Robin (Ten Pound Fiddle)

8PM, 7:30 doors, $25 adv. The Robin is thrilled to host the master storyteller & fingerstyle blues guitar player, Roy Book Binder! "The Book" traveled with Rev. Gary Davis in the 60s & went on to a spectacular career in performing/preserving this American music tradition. Info & video on event page!

Roy Book Binder at The Robin (Ten Pound Fiddle)
Roy Book Binder at The Robin (Ten Pound Fiddle)

Time & Location

Sep 12, 2024, 8:00 PM

Lansing, 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910, USA

About The Event

8PM (7:30 doors)

All ages ($25 adv, $30 door)

BYOB from Sleepwalker!

* co-produced with the Ten Pound Fiddle

Roy Book Binder has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down . . .  blues. Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis, Pink  Anderson and Robert Lockwood? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Hot  Tuna, JJ Cale & Bonnie Raitt ?  Roy can. He has the stories, the  licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers. He’s been  featured on a PBS special and interviewed by Terry Gross on “Fresh Air.”   He’s also a regular at Fur Peace Ranch, where he teaches along with  Jorma Kaukonen. 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.

Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years! He gave up his Greenwich Village "pad" in the early 1970'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, known by fans as “The Book”, traveled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60's... He 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)

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