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New EP “Red Shoes” available – Dance your way to a free copy


Dance your way to a free copy of our new EP!

We’re so excited to share our new album with you. Three original songs from the heart and three covers that show our roots – a celebration of all the hard work, long miles, and late nights we’ve shared with you. It will be available worldwide on July 5, 2016, but you can pre-order it now on our site.

This time we’re bringing the good vibes to you directly – no iTunes, Amazon, Spotify…. We’ve all heard a lot about the changes in the music biz and the power of streaming platforms for music discovery, but we’ve always felt our biggest growth when we bring our art and message straight to our fans and hope that you’ll be our biggest ambassadors and evangelizers. So we’re bucking common convention and are offering a few options to get your hands on and wrap your ears around these tunes –

Option 1: Starting on July 5 you can stream the tracks to your heart’s desire here.

– Option 2: You can pre-order the digital album here.

– Option 3 (here’s where it gets fun): We are offering a download of the EP in exchange for video footage of you, your kids, your pets, or anyone you love dancing along to the title track Red Shoes to be featured in our upcoming music video. Keep it simple and fun:

  • find a room with a mostly plain wall or background
  • set up your phone or computer to capture your whole body in the frame
  • let the track roll, press record, and get down!

  • It doesn’t need to be the length of the whole track; you can even just show off your single best dance move. And don’t worry about perfect rhythm or timing, we’ll be cutting it up and having fun with it (see the GIF above). Please send your video to info@rooseveltdimemusic.com along with any questions and comments.

    Thanks for being a part of our musical movement!

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California Comin’ & Goin’


Note to self – always book a February tour through the warm California sun to break up the northeast winter blues. Our third trip to the Golden State as a band was even better than we could believe, and the weather wasn’t half bad either.

Much of the tour was spent in the magical Bay Area, during which time there was supposedly a big football game taking place down the road in Santa Clara. We kicked it off at The Poorhouse Bistro in San Jose, and then performed in San Francisco as part of the “Hillbilly Robot” Urban Americana Music Festival with the excellent Earles of Newtown. We’d return to the Bay later in the week to perform at the historically funky Ashkenaz in Berkeley along with our good pals The Backbones. See their frontman Sam below looking especially dapper in a well fitting purple Roosevelt Dime shirt (order your very own here).


The South is known for its hospitality, but it seems California venue owners can give them a run for their money. The Barn in Gilroy was one of the coolest intimate concerts we’ve ever done, and Eric and Cheryl were the best hosts that a road weary band could ask for. The audience was incredible, and were topped only by the blueberry pancakes the next morning. Meanwhile, the crew at Standing Sun Winery rolled out the red carpet for us in Buellton. It’s a top notch listening room with a great atmosphere, and the seeming bottomless glasses of wine sure seemed to have everyone in good spirits.

Standing Sun


No trip to California would be complete without a jaunt down to LA. We rolled into a Hollywood for an energetic set at the legendary Hotel Cafe presented by the good folks at The Bluegrass Situation. Even as a band of seen-it-all jaded New Yorkers, we can say that there is definitely an electricity and special thrill to play in the City of Angels.

The cherry on top of the whole tour was playing two shows at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz with local legends The California Honeydrops. We share Oberlin College roots with these guys, and it was a reunion that was a long time coming. They simply bring the party harder than any other touring band right now, and it was a gas to share the night and the stage with them.

This was how we got to wrap up our Cali tour-opening for and sitting in with The California Honeydrops. Thank you Bill and everyone at Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz for a memorable two nights!!NEXT WEEK for the DimeFeb 25 North Andover, Massachusetts Merrimack CollegeFeb 26 Rangeley, Maine Moose Alley http://bit.ly/Feb26MAFeb 27 Rangeley, Maine Moose Alley http://bit.ly/Feb27MA

Posted by Roosevelt Dime on Wednesday, February 17, 2016


We traversed 2500+ miles throughout the state, but did sneak in some time to soak up the sights and sounds. We spent a day off in Napa with our old pal Jared and did some exploring along the Carmel coast.



And while we’ve been pounding the pavement trying to get our name out there, it seems that we were in the midst of an internet sensation all along. You may have seen our bassist Craig and his signature coffin-like Lemur travel box that he uses to transport his upright bass (it’s a real conversation starter). Well, we posted a few videos of it being loaded on the plane and strapped to the roof of our tour bus (i.e. a Chrysler Town & Country mini-van), and they’ve reached 400,000+ people! The masses have spoken, so expect to see more of the box in upcoming videos. And any good meme needs a name so holler if you’ve got any ideas.


We’d be remiss not to give a big thanks to some key players who helped pull this whole thing together – Dennis for coordinating our ground team, Cousin Chooch for lending some gear, and Dana at Bentley’s Drum Shop for providing the sticks and skins. And finally, our infinite love goes out to the Chairman (and woman) of the West Coast Dime Fan Club – Gerald and Garnet, who came out to not one, not two, but ALL EIGHT SHOWS! Couldn’t have done it without you all.


Free CD with Flyer

We are happy to announce a sweet new deal. Just bring this flyer to any ticketed show and we’ll give you a copy of the brand new CD totally free of charge!