Music Alive: Roy Book Binder

By Historic Germantown (other events)

Saturday, May 11 2024 4:00 PM EDT

May 11, Roy Book Binder



Acoustic blues and stories of Roy’s travels with Rev Gary Davis, Pink Anderson, and New York Folk era luminaries.

The performance will take place in the Historic Germantown courtyard, located at 5501 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA  19144.  Show will begin at 4PM. Bring Your Own Picnic. Bring Your Own Chair or Blanket. 

Blues from the 1920’s on...
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)