Roy Book Binder

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  • Date: January 28, 2023 Sat
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: Side Door
  • Tickets: $20-$35

$30 in advance, $35 day of show.
General Admission: $20 in advance, $25 day of show.

Doors open for seating at 7:30p.

The Traveling Man, Roy Book Binder, brings his vintage acoustic blues and his trademark humor to the Palladium Side Door. He’s joined by Boogie Woogie Piano Hall of Famers, Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, who will open the show.

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 crisscrossing the US and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe.

Book Binder, traveled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60’s., and 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 Book Binder 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, 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. 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, and 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.


“Behind the humour lurks a musical master” –Sydney Morning Herald

“Here is a master storyteller who can really crank out the blues.” –Blues & Rhythm

“This is probably the best way to hear master finger picker Roy Book Binder – in a live performance, with his reminiscences and stories linking all of the individual songs together into a single cohesive set piece.” –Blues Review

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