A rainy night in NY at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival; packed in under a tent at the Lounge Stage with other early bird fest goers; Roosevelt Dime steps up to the stage - the music begins and heads are bobbing, toes are tapping, hands are clapping! The music - reminiscecall home, the band has forged a sound they've come to call Steamboat Soul. nt of good time Big Easy jive.
To listen to the music of Roosevelt Dime is to take a journey through American roots music. Inspired by Appalachian string bands, Memphis soul, New Orleans dixieland, and the musical melting pot of Brooklyn which they The band's nontraditional lineup consisting of banjo, electric and gut-bucket basses, percussion, clarinet, saxophone, and the occasional electric guitar. Their seamless mixture of musical genres has been described as "a perpetual crowd-pleaser" by the New York Times.
"Brooklyn band Roosevelt Dime feels ripped from some earlier era with a sound that's part rollicking blues, part Dixieland. Their songs are catchy toe-tappers, real feel good stuff. A splendid time is guaranteed" Michael Tearson - Sing Out! Magazine (Spring 2011 v.54 #2)
"Once they got the sound they wanted, they created a new genre: Steamboat Soul. It's reminicent of Dr. Dog or Delta Spirit, but also harkens back to acts including Dr. John and Jelly Roll." Danielle Furfaro - The Brooklyn Paper (Vol. 36 No. 4, January 2013)
So hop aboard the S.S. Rosie and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!
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