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Roy Book Binder in Concert! Bill Metts & George Mitchell Opens

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$15 – $20.00
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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 lived in his “Tour Bus” for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe.
Book Binder, traveled 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)
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.
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Opening the show is ACMA member and singer/songwriter, Bill Metts. Bill started playing fingerstyle guitar during the Country Blues revival of the ’60s and fell in love with the music of Taj Mahal, Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson and others of that ilk. Just about everything he has done since has been in that down-home finger-picking style. Metts has performed at the annual Mississippi John Hurt Blues Festival in Avalon, Mississippi, at the historic Blue Front Cafe, and at the famous Ground Zero in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Though he has dabbled in all types of music, today he prefers to play and sing original tunes or traditional Americana roots music. Our good fortune!

George Mitchell

Along with being known worldwide for his photography books and field recordings of such renowned blues musicians as Mississippi Fred McDowell, Joe Callicott, Furry Lewis, R. L. Burnside and Sleepy John Estes, among many others which have been issued on Arhoolie Records, Revival Records, Rounder Records and on Fat Possum Records as CDs, George has played with such musicians as Mudcat, Jake Xerex Fussell, David Evans, and Belmont and Jones and Bill Metts. George learned to build and play Oil Can Bass from Will Shade, the leader of the famous Memphis Jug Band.

Tickets for the concert are available at the door.
Door donations:
Members – $12
General Public – $18
Doors open at 6:30pm Show begins at 7:00pm
Date: March 2
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $15 – $20.00
Address: 2756 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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