Posts Tagged ‘Americana Rhythm and Blues’

The Moose is Loose


From the sunny California coast to the snowy mountains of Maine and Ontario… After our west coast tour, we headed back to the northeast to chase the last days of winter. We were allegedly in some of the moose capitols of North America, but alas, we had no wild encounters.

First up was a real fun show at Merrimack University (thanks to the NACA Conference for breaking us in to the college scene). Then we made room in the van for some ski and snowboard gear and headed up towards the frozen tundra of Rangeley, ME for two nights at Moose Alley. It’s a very cool venue run by a fellow Oberlin alum, Nancy. We capped off our first night there in classic Maine-by-way-of-Ohio fashion by rolling a few frames and having some brews while our music was blasting through the sound system.

First time we've ever bowled to our own music. Here's Andrew showing off his skills. Thanks for a great couple of nights Moose Alley in Rangeley, Maine.

Posted by Roosevelt Dime on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Eben and Craig made the most of the day in the wilds of Maine by hitting the slopes, while Andrew and Tony wandered out to the middle of frozen Rangeley Lake.



We kept rolling north for three shows in Ontario, which has firmly cemented it’s status as our Canadian province of choice. We kicked it off at The Cameron House in Toronto with the fantastic Boxcar Boys. It was a great crowd, including one very enthusiastic and complimentary Scotsman who we thought looked familiar. A little light Googling afterwards revealed it was none other than Rory McCann, who plays The Hound on Game of Thrones. Hell of a missed photo opp, but we hope he’ll keep in touch.

Next we returned to Peterborough, Ontario, a city we’ve felt preternaturally comfortable in since we found out that’s where The Band first cut their teeth with Ronnie Hawkins back in the day. We performed one night at The Tankhouse with our old pals from The Pinebox String Band, and wrapped it up the next day at an intimate concert at The Gilmour Street Music Hall. We were graciously offered political asylum by several members of the audience should our upcoming presidential election go for a certain comb over sporting hate mongering goon. So do your research, search your soul, cross your fingers, and punch a ballot America!

RD Gilmour Street Music Hall

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New Years and Old Cheers

Happy New Year Dimefolk! We had a brief rest to catch our breath and count our blessings over the holidays, but we’re back on the road and feeling better than ever. We kicked off the winter tour at our old standby in DC – Gypsy Sally’s where we shared a bill with the hot pickin’ Dry Mill Road. Andrew got in a little warm up bluegrass boogie with them before the show.

THANKS D.C. and Gypsysally's for a great fun night!! Here's Andrew doing some green room jamming with Drymill Road!NEXT UP!Jan 22 / Beacon, NY / Towne Crier 23 / Westport, CT / Voices Cafe 28 / Portsmouth, NH / The Press Room 29 / Providence, RI / Firehouse 13 4 / San Jose, CA / Poor House Bistro 5 / San Francisco, CA / The Plough and Stars 6 / Gilory, CA / House Concert Contact, 408-842-9335 for reservationsFeb 9 / Buellton, CA / Standing Sun Wines 10 / Los Angeles, CA / The Hotel Cafe 11 / Berkeley, CA / Ashkenazttp:// 12 / Santa Cruz, CA / Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz 13 / Santa Cruz, CA / Moe's Alley

Posted by Roosevelt Dime on Monday, January 18, 2016

Next up was Cafe Nola in Frederick, MD, where we got some nice local press from the Frederick Playlist and had an absolute blast playing for the late night dancing crowd.

Then back up to NY, but a little further east than usual as we were part of WFUV’s “On Your Radar” series at The Landmark on Main in Long Island. WFUV is a major tastemaker in NY and national independent radio, and DJ John Platt is a legend in the field and has long been a champion of the Dime. We shared the bill with our good pal Matt Nakoa (who contributed to our “Pass it On” session) and the tour de force Caravan of Thieves. The night was capped off by all the artists and the audience singing in front of the stage.

Dan Asher and I had some time to kill backstage at the Landmark on Main Street. We had a great triple bill with Matt Nakoa, Caravan of Thieves, and Roosevelt Dime for John Platt's On Your Radar. Thanks John!NYC Bass Brunch Jazz Double Bassists KC BASS Workshop Bass Coalition

Posted by Craig Akin on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Finally we kept it close to home (especially for Craig) with a show in Jersey City at the super cool Fox & Crow. It was a great way to roll in to MLK day with a cozy packed house.

Finally, check out our full winter tour schedule (including two weeks in California), and please tag any music lovers you know in the cities we’re playing so we can keep spreading love, liberty, and the pursuit of boogie!

WINTER TOUR DATES! If you know someone in these cities please please please tag them in the comments below. We will love you forever.

Posted by Roosevelt Dime on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Many Thanks and Blessings

What a way to ring in the season of thanks. We had a run of truly fantastic shows these past few weeks with such incredible fans that remind us of why we do what we do. Our show at Cafe Nine in Eben’s hometown of New Haven was an absolute gas, and our uber-talented videographer pal Travis Carbonella captured some fantastic and really vibey footage that we’ll be sharing very shortly.

We also hit up two of New England’s finest and most historic music series – The Sounding Board in West Hartford, CT and the Rose Garden Coffeehouse in Mansfield, MA. So much talent has graced those intimate rooms over the past decades and it’s an honor to be a part of that continuing tradition.

Hanging backstage at the Sounding Board with Marty, Abe, and some other pals.


A captive audience at the Rose Garden

We also made the rounds at a few funky clubs that are quickly becoming our regular stomping grounds – the legendary Nectar’s in Burlington, VT and the ever idiosyncratic Cyber Cafe West in Binghamton. Big love to our good pals Joey and Jacqueline from the Binghamton band Milkweed, who we met last time we were there and who always show us the utmost hospitality. Gotta love musicians helping musicians, and we do our best to pay it forward ourselves.
May your Thanksgiving be as filled with love and blessings as these last weeks have been for us!

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