Roy Book Binder
|Time & Place|
|Saturday, September 6, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
|Seniors, Military & Students w/ID||$18|
|Children 7–17 w/paying adult||1/2 price|
|Children under 7||free|
ROY BOOK BINDER, has earned his stripes… The Book, travelled with The Rev. Gary Davis in the 60's, Re-discovered Pink Anderson and revived his career in the 70's and has been included in The Blues Who's Who & The Big Book of Blues.
Jorma Kaukonen included Roy's songs on his last two RED HOUSE RECORDS.
Roy has appeared on TNN's Nashville Now TV show, 30 times with many of Country Music's bigest legends and has toured nationaly with Bonnie Raitt, JJ Cale & Hot Tuna…you name it, he's done it!
The Book left Grenwich Village in 1976, moved into a tour bus and lived on the road for the next 15 years! Roy borrowed from his heroes to become a distinct voice in the Blues and Folk music world. "The stories are as good as the songs", said The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia.
He has appeared at The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN numerous times! … 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 inviited more than a few times to appear at world famous, Philadelphia Folk Festival…including the 40th anniversary and the 50th anniversary!
Roy Book Binder has been to Hell & back...(Blues Festival in Hell
Norway last August). But he is still out on the road entertaining audiences
around the world, where he is well known as a
SINGING-SONGWRITING-SORYTELLING-FINGERPICKIN' BLUES LEGEND.
Opening: Jim Masters
My musical career began at an early age. Music in my home was mainly bluegrass and country. Playing mostly at the family gatherings and an occasional garage bands, I developed a broad range of musical interests. I have always been drawn to music, especially the guitar. I enjoy all genres of music, Country, Bluegrass, Rock & Roll, Americana, R&B, Folk and Blues.
I've been on this musical journey for a while now and I guess I’m a product of all I have experienced thus far in my life. Therefore, my music is a culmination of those wonderful sounds I’ve listened to all those years.
I’ve been influenced by many of my music heroes: The Beatles, The Eagles, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, CSN, John Prine, John Hyatt, Jim Croce, Tim O’brien, Darrel Scott, Lester Flat, Earle Scruggs, Bill Monroe. The list is endless!!
I have been extremely fortunate to have performed with several local bands through the years where I had a great time making music with some very talented musicians. We covered Pop, Rock, Folk, Americana and Blues.
I write songs, play guitar, mandolin, bass, and sing. As a singer-songwriter, my music leans towards Americana/Folk/Blues/Bluegrass and Rock. Not necessarily in that order.
My approach to writing a song is simple, Write about Life.