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Roy Book Binder in Concert

July 29, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 4:30 pm

Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy an afternoon together listening to Roy Book Binder in the Grumblethorpe garden on Saturday, July 29, 2023, from 2:00 – 4:30 PM. Roy Book Binder is a blues singing, guitar picking, song writing raconteur, and has been for the past 40 years.

Tickets are $30, and a light lunch and refreshments are included with admission. The concert will be two (2) hours and have an intermission and a meet and greet session afterwards. CDs will be available to purchase. This concert is a fundraiser for the Grumblethorpe Restoration Project which includes a full roof replacement and repair on Grumblethorpe and the Tenant House. The project helps us continue to serve our community and youth groups.


There is free street parking. Rain Date July 30.


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, 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)


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 & 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)?


July 29, 2023
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144 United States
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