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Roy Book Binder and Pedro Arevalo

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Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

Roy Book Binder and Pedro Arevalo | Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m. | Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $22 members; $26 not-yet-members; $13 students (13+)

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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 1970s and lived in his “Tour Bus” for the next 15 years crisscrossing the U.S. and appearing at festivals throughout Canada and Europe.

Book Binder, traveled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 1960s….. The Book, recorded his first solo acoustic Blues album in the ’70s, which was the first to receive 5 stars in DOWNBEAT magazine! In the late 80s ‘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 ’90s he often appeared with JORMA KAUKONEN (who recorded 2 of Book Binder’s songs).

THE GOOD BOOK, Book Binder’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.

Book Binder 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? Book Binder 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)

Pedro Arevalo joined Dickey Betts (founding member of the Allman Brothers Band) and Great Southern as bassist in 2004. In addition to playing with Dickey Betts and Great Southern, Arevalo has toured internationally with The Lotus Fire and Devon Allman’s Honeytribe.

He has appeared on a variety of studio and live albums – as well as several video and television programs. These include the Carson Daily Show, concert.tv productions and “Back Where It All Begins,” for the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Besides bass, Arevalo has performed on an array of other stringed instruments (slide, lap steel, dobro, and Puerto Rican cuatro) with numerous other acts, including Brethren of the Coast (a project co-founded with Duane Betts).

Arevalo has produced and recorded on numerous albums for other artists, as well as albums of his own original music, blending his love of Delta Blues, Americana, jazz and world music.

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues

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