Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 8:00pm to Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 8:00pm, UCCPA
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 five-piece band from Brooklyn, New York that blends elements of acoustic jug-band blues, classic New Orleans soul and neo-folk to create an original sound best described as King’s County Steamboat Soul. Band members mix banjo, electric and washtub basses, percussion, trumpet and woodwinds into a sound that is sure to bring listeners out of their seats in a toe-tapping frenzy. The New York Times has described Roosevelt Dime’s nontraditional lineup and seamless mixture of musical genres as “a perpetual crowd-pleaser”.
Roosevelt Dime has been featured in No Depression, On Your Radar with WFUV’s John Platt, and official showcases at the North East Regional, and International Folk Alliance. So hop aboard the S.S. Rosie and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!