Touring 45 years, Book Binder has some stories

From staff reports

Roy Book Binder may be strongly rooted in acoustic East Coast blues, but he's just as likely to spin out old-time country tunes, ragtime, Tin Pan Alley ditties and early jazz. Book Binder, appearing at the White Horse Black Mountain at 8 p.m. Sept. 5, is also a raconteur who shares colorful stories of events and characters from his 45 years on the road. Whatever his varied talents, he considers himself as an entertainer above all.

A New York City native, Book Binder is a direct link to the creative ferment of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene. Like many NYC folk notables, he took guitar lessons from the legendary bluesman Rev. Gary Davis, absorbing his finger-picked Piedmont blues style. Book Binder left New York for the life of a traveling songster in 1976, honing his craft as an interpreter of classic roots songs as well as his own tradition-steeped originals.

Tickets are $15 advance and $18 at the door.

Book Binder has shared stages with Bonnie Raitt and BB King.

Piedmont-style blues

Who: Roy Book Binder

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 5

Where: White Horse Black Mountain

Cost: $15 advance, $18 door