on Sunset Road
Friday, May 3, 2013
4 pm (edt)
Brooklyn based Roosevelt Dime will stop by WTJU Friday, May 3, to kick off Sunset Road. Later that evening they will be sharing the stage with The Honey Dewdrops (who will pay the Cosmic American Jamboree a visit two days earlier) at the Southern in downtown Charlottesville.
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!