2011 – 2012 Concerts & Events

Note: This is a previous season concert. The current season is 2017-2018.

Roy Book Binder

Roy Book Binder

 

Time & Place
Saturday, December 3, 2011 @ 7:00 pm
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Admission
General Admission $18
Seniors, Military & Students w/ID $15
TFFM Members $14
Children 7–17 w/paying adult 1/2 price
Children under 7 free

Roy Book Binder, is a Blues singing, guitar picking, song writing raconteur, and has been for the past 40 years! Roy has been interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air, featured on the Emmy award winning segment of the PBS TV series EGG Art in America, and appeared more than 30 times on Ralph Emory's highly regarded TV series Nashville Now.

Book Binder has been included in The Big Book of Blues, as well as The Blues Who's Who!! Roy has been continually touring across America in his tour bus, which has been his home for the last thirty years, as well as performing internationally.

Back in the early 1960s, Roy learned his craft from the legendary blind street singer, Reverend Gary Davis, who was thrust into the national spotlight when Peter, Paul, and Mary recorded his song "If I Had My Way." After two years of traveling the folk-blues circuit with his mentor, Roy struck out on his own. Along the way, he befriended Pink Anderson, an old Carolina medicine show performer (who by the way was the Pink in Pink Floyd. Pink's stories and songs will forever be kept alive as long as Roy has a stage to perform on...

In his travels, Book Binder has run across quite a cast of characters, including three peg-legged dancers, and a 90 year old classic blues singer with a sparkling smile, who was known as, "Diamond Teeth" Mary (Bessie Smith's half sister). All of these characters have become a part of a "Roy Book Binder show" which is a hilarious educational experience not to be missed!

Roy has toured with Bonnie Raitt, Hot Tuna, and J.J. Cale. He has been invited to many festivals including: The National Story Telling Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, and MerleFest where he has hosted the acoustic blues stage for the past 14 years.

Opening: Shelly Craig Potter

Opening: Shelly Craig Potter

Shelly, a Hampton Roads native, has been a featured solo performer at many local clubs and blues festivals. An accomplished guitarist and teacher, Shelly performs a diverse variety of music from blues to bluegrass. Shelly is one half of the award winning, critically acclaimed duo C. Shells who perform children's music through out the Mid-Atlantic states.