Roy Book Binder has the goods: original, bare-knuckle, low-down blues. Who can say he was friends with the Rev. Gary Davis, Pink Anderson, and Robert Lockwood Jr. 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 NPR’s “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 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)
Strum Guitar, 1415 SE Stark St. Saturday, June 22, 7:00 pm. $15.00.