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Saturday, June 1 Boulevard Music presents Roy Book Binder plus Rick Ruskin. Two fabulous fingerstyle guitarists who learned and toured with the iconic Reverend Gary Davis.
Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years! Book Binder, travelled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60’s….. The Book, recorded his first solo acoustic Blues album in the 70’s, which was the first to receive 5 stars in DOWNBEAT magazine! In the late 80’s ‘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 90’s he often appeared with JORMA KAUKONEN (who recorded 2 of Roy’s songs).
Rick Ruskin started playing guitar in 1962 and in just one year became a respected professional musician in his native Detroit, Michigan. In 1964, while still in Jr. High School, he was chosen to open the bill for the Reverend Gary Davis at Detroit’s legendary Retort Coffee House. This engagement resulted in a fast and permanent friendship with the master blues, ragtime, and gospel guitarist. Rev. Davis was so taken by the young Ruskin’s skill and eagerness, that he invited Rick to spend that summer with him at his Long Island home. By the end of the summer, Davis stopped teaching Rick new material and told him, “It’s time you started paying attention to your own music.” Ruskin has been doing that ever since.
Rick and Roy will also be conducting a fingerstyle guitar workshop featuring blues/ragtime/pop styles from 4-6pm at Boulevard Music on the day of the concert.More Info/Purchase Tickets Download the Blvd Spring Flyer