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Roy Book Binder blues guitar workshop
Posted by: Mike Rivamonte

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Here is a great opportunity:

Intimate blues guitar workshop with blues player Roy Book Binder.
• Saturday March 15th
• 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
• Class will be held at Bamboo Room Lake Worth, Florida
• Limited number of students - 12 Max.
• Cost is $75.00 per person
• Don´t forget your guitar

Roy will be performing that night at Bamboo Room.

To Sign up Please call Mike Rivamonte: 305-868-9418
or email:

If you are registered and cannot attend please let us know immediately so we can let some one else enjoy the experience. I´ll confirm with you the week before and provide directions.

Please do not contact the Bamboo Room they are not taking the reservation for the workshop.

If you´ve seen him perform live at Merlefest or Springfest or anywhere on this planet then you know this is a real treat. His classes at Jorma Kaukonen´s Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp are sold out for 2003.

We have such amazing treasures and talent right here in Florida I do not see
how this could not be a success. Please contact me by email or by phone in the evenings:

Your immediate response is greatly appreciated, or pass it forward.

Mike Rivamonte
305 868-9418

Here is some background on Roy for you:

ROY BOOK BINDER, is a Blues Singing, guitar picking, song writing raconteur, and has been for the past 30 years! They say that the stories are as good as the songs, and appearances as a "featured teller" at THE NATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL in Jonesborough, Tn. attest to that! The SYDNEY MORNING HERALD said, "behind the humor lurks a musical master." "With his laid-back vocals and strong guitar playing, ROY BOOK BINDER sometimes evokes J.J. Cale or Dire Straits´ early acoustic songs. But Book Binder´s inspirations go way back. Having worked closely in the ´60s with blues masters Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson, and having toured constantly for decades, BOOK BINDER is a seasoned, mature bluesman with a sound of his own. He is a genuine example of the traveling bluesman tradition that began in the ´20s, was revived in the ´60s and continues today" (Living Blues Magazine). Along with his mentors, you can read about ´The Book´ in such volumes as The Big Book of Blues, The Blues Who´s Who and The Rolling Stone´s guide to Blues and Jazz albums.

BOOK BINDER has been interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR´s FRESH AIR, has appeared on TNN´s Nashville Now show more than 30 times, and was recently featured on the PBS television show EGG (Arts in America). He can be heard on Rounder Records, Flying Fish Records, Blue Goose Records, Adelphi Records and his own label, PegLeg Records.

For more information, visit his website:

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