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Michael Tarbox

Rank #64 US Waltham, MA Other / psychedelic / folk


Bio: Singer/guitarist Michael Tarbox is best known for his work with The Tarbox Ramblers, whose sound is a brooding amalgam of Appalachian music, blues and psychedelia. He sacrifices none of his band's trademark intensity with the release of "My Primitive Joy," his solo debut. Working in largely acou... See Full Bio

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    Sep 13

    Peace Dale, RI, US | 3:30pm

    Peace Dale, RI, US
    Sat Sep 13 3:30pm


    Roy Book Binder with special guest Michael Tarbox SINGER-SONGWRITER-STORYTELLING-BLUESMAN.. Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years! He gave up his Greenwich Village "pad" in the early 70s and lived in his "Tour Bus" for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe. Roy Book Binder, travelled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60s.. The Book, recorded his first solo acoustic Blues album in the 70s, which was the first to receive 5 stars in DOWNBEAT magazine! In the late 80s '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 90s he often appeared with JORMA KAUKONEN (who recorded 2 of Roy's songs) Last Aug. 19th, THE GOOD BOOK, Roy's latest release of all original songs, reached #3 on AirPlayDirect's Americana charts! #1 was Guy Clark & #2 was the late Townes Van Zandt. Folkdj.org had Roy in the top 3 artists for July. Michael Tarbox grew up in a mill town west of Boston. He moved to Cambridge in 1976 and received a degree in English from The University of Massachusetts at Boston. Tarbox has lived in France, Spain and Morocco. Michael is best known for his work with THE TARBOX RAMBLERS. The Ramblers' albums, on the Rounder label, explore and revisit American traditional sounds Appalachian music, backwater blues and gospel with a rough-hewn, direct approach. Performing primarily as a solo artist since 2011, Tarbox has released two albums of original music that include dusty folk songs and full on rock. Live, he plays electric and acoustic guitars in several tunings. In addition to solo dates, he plays in a drum/guitar duo and with a quartet featuring viola, violin and synthesizer. His songs have been featured on the TV shows Sons of Anarchy and The Supernatural. The Tarbox Ramblers have opened for Robert Plant, and backed Plant and Alison Krauss. Come join us for a night of classic and original blues.

  • Sat

    Jul 12

    Somerville, MA, US | 8:00pm

    Somerville, MA, US
    Sat Jul 12 8:00pm
  • 2014

    Apr 19

    Cambridge, MA, US | 10:00pm

    Cambridge, MA, US
    Sat Apr 19 10:00pm
  • 2014

    Feb 19

    Newport, RI, US | 9:00pm

    Newport, RI, US
    Wed Feb 19 9:00pm
  • 2013

    Dec 20

    Cambridge, MA, US | 8:30pm
    Lizard Lounge [Album Relea...
    Cambridge, MA, US
    Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:30pm
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  • Rick Parnell (Artist) Rick Parnell
    Enjoying "Primitive Joy" tonight. Great song writing!
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