Roosevelt Dime: A Melting Pot of Whiskey, Blues and Bluegrass At the Earlville Opera House

“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” - Sing Out! Magazine

“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” – Sing Out! Magazine

Roosevelt Dime will be heating up the historic main stage at the Earlville Opera House with the first show of the season on Saturday May 2nd at 8 pm. The band represents a melting pot of Americana music combining the blues with the instrumentation of bluegrass, transforming struggle into celebration and taking the joyous beat from sidewalks and streetcars to backrooms and barrooms.

“Inspired by Appalachian string bands, Memphis soul, New Orleans dixieland, and honky tonk harmonies, Roosevelt Dime describe their multi-faceted sound as “Steamboat Soul”…Singing songs born from whiskey and moonshine… with the perfect mix of talent and showmanship to make the audience feel they’re witnessing something special…rhythm and blues, rockabilly, bluegrass and soul…Full of sweet rhymes, finger-picking guitar and a foot-tapping, thigh-slapping rhythm…”

Andrew Green’s banjo is soulful and rhythmic, less claw-hammer and more crawfish boil, dixieland by way of the BQE, and he sings with a New York drawl softened by the rolling hills of Appalachia. Eben Pariser is the gunslinger, with guitar sensibility straight out of Abilene and a voice like a velvet tent revival, perfect for the church of the unrepentant. Underpinning the groove is Tony Montalbano’s laid-back Pacific-meets-Delta percussion, and Craig Akin’s bass, as sweet and complex as Kansas City barbecue.

earlville-NY_rooseveltdime_webRoosevelt Dime Special: Buy pre-sale tickets for any Roosevelt Dime concert and email a screenshot or copy of your receipt to info@rooseveltdimemusic.com. They’ll give you a free digital download of our entire music catalog – four full albums! Sing along in your car, then boogie down at the show.

Take a listen!

YouTube: I Want Mo’, Recorded live at Gypsy Sally’s in DC

YouTube: Down on Your Luck, Recorded live in Rockaway Beach

YouTube: Roosevelt Dime, Recorded Live @ Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 

Roosevelt Dime heats up the stage with their “Steamboat Soul” on May 2nd! Tickets are available online or by calling EOH at $20, $18 EOH members, $15 students. Premium seating applies in the first 4 rows with additional charges of $10 in the front row and $5 in rows b-c-d. The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.

During your visit, take advantage of the exhibits in the three EOH Art Galleries, the Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring New York artists as well as the homemade desserts in the EOH Arts Café! Delicious refreshments will be available before the show and during intermission, including hot and cold drinks. For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

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