|Time & Place|
|Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
6330 Newtown Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
|Military, Senior (60), or Student (w/ID)||$20|
|Child 10-17 w/adult||$10|
SINGER-SONGWRITER-STORYTELLING-BLUESMAN..... 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 ived in his "Tour Bus" for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe.
Book Binder, travelled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60's..... "The Book" 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)
Last Aug. 19th, THE GOOD BOOK, Roy's latest release of all original songs, reached #3 on AirPlayDirect's Americana charts! #1 was Guy Clark & #2 was the late Townes Van Zandt. Folkdj.org had Roy in the top 3 artists for July.
Roy 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. JAMES HIPP
Residing in the beautiful coastal city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Cole Prior Stevens brings his special brand of delta style blues to the Hampton Roads community and beyond. Like many of his delta prewar predecessors, Cole has developed over the years his own unique slide guitar and vocal playing styles. With hundreds of shows, two solo CDs and several band CDs under his belt has allowed Cole to carefully craft and hone his songwriting skills over the decades.
Cole was born and raised in Southern California, where early on he was introduced to the blues. By the age of ten, a life long tenure of the blues gently influenced and worked its way into the heart, mind and soul of Cole's great love for music. When the musical invasion of the 1960's hit the shores of the US, Cole took up guitar like many in his generation. Performing steadily in bands since the age of 13... Cole never looked backed.
Cole has performed at many blues festivals, most notably WC Handy Blues Festival and the Monterey Blues Festival, has open shows for the likes of Charlie Musselwhite, Greg Allman, Coco Montoya, Alison Krauss, Jimmy Hall, Johnny Winter and the great John Lee Hooker just to name a few. He has competed twice in the prestigious International Blues Challenge as a solo artist and with his band on Beale St in Memphis, Tennessee. Cole continues to write, record and perform as a solo artist and as bandleader as well. To keep up with Cole's latest news and shows, he invites you to join his email list. Check out his band on their website: Cole Stevens and the Delta Daggers.