Singer-songwriter-storytelling-bluesman Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years, playing his eclectic mix of blues, country, bluegrass, folk and popular songs that originated on Tin Pan Alley. He gave up his Greenwich Village pad in the early 1970s and lived in his tour bus for the next 15 years criss-crossing the U.S. and appearing at festivals throughout Canada and Europe.
Book Binder traveled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60s. In the 1970s The Book recorded his first solo acoustic blues album, which was the first to receive five stars in Downbeat magazine. In the late '80s The Book was part of Bonnie Raitt's East Coast Tour, including an appearance on The Grand Old Opry, which led to almost 30 appearances on Nashville Now's Ralph Emory Show. In the '90s he often appeared with Jorma Kaukonen, who recorded two of Roy's songs.
Last August, "The Good Book," Roy's latest release of all original songs, reached #3 on AirPlayDirect's Americana charts. www.roybookbinder.com
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