ROY BOOKBINDER

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The Memphis Acoustic Music Association  
 
  presents

ROY BOOKBINDER  

Friday,  Nov 11,   2016        8 pm    
Otherlands Coffee Bar   641  S. Cooper
$15     $8 for students with ID

Tickets are at Otherlands  and online at
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roy-bookbinder-tickets-27919918227

 


You are welcome to BYOB.  
 
All details are at mamamusic.org
 
 “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. “  

The “Book” left Greenwich Village in 1976, moved into a tour bus and lived on the road 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,  Roy  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!!!