on Folk & Beyond
Thursday, September 26, 2013
5 pm (edt)
Roosevelt Dime returns to WTJU Thursday, September 26, for a visit to Folk & Beyond. This talented band out of Brooklyn, NY, has several performances around the area, starting with a concert that very night at The Whiskey Jar in downtown Charlottesville. They will also be at Ashland Coffee & Tea the following night, Clementine Cafe in Harrisonburg Saturday night, and at the Misty Mountain Music Festival Sunday, September 29.
Imagine yourself relaxing on a steamboat as it lazily floats down the Mississippi River all the way to The Big Easy. Suddenly, the band strikes up a tune, music fills the air and everyone is on their feet, clapping, dancing and singing along.
Welcome to the world of Roosevelt Dime, a four-piece, Brooklyn, N.Y based band that blends elements of acoustic jug-band blues, classic New Orleans soul and neo-folk to create an original sound best described as Kings County Steamboat Soul. The band’s nontraditional lineup — consisting of banjo, electric and gut-bucket basses, percussion, clarinet, saxophone, and the occasional electric guitar — and seamless mixture of musical genres has been described as “a perpetual crowd-pleaser” by the New York Times. Now, the group is poised for a breakthrough with its new album Steamboat Soul.
Roosevelt Dime has recently been featured in The Philadelphia Folk Fest, Musikfest, No Depression, On Your Radar with WFUV’s John Platt, and official showcases at the International Folk Alliance in Memphis 2011, and Toronto 2013.
So hop aboard the S.S. Rosie and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!