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Roy Book Binder with Roman Barten-Sherman


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)

ROMAN BARTEN-SHERMAN, already a veteran of hundreds of live performances as well as having released 6 CD’s, sixteen year old Roman Barten-Sherman has opened for many greats including David Bromberg, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bobby Rush, and John Mayall. He’s performed at The Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the SABHF Blues Festival in Tucson and headlined The Bisbee Blues Festival.


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