Posts Tagged ‘Roosevelt Dime’

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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Promoting the Promoters

There’s no shortage of ways to spread the word about a concert these days, but it often feels like these digital alerts and reminders and invitations are just inconsequential blips in an endless ether. So despite the fact that the live music game has evolved so much since the heavy days of Bill Graham, or perhaps because of it, the power of a good promoter is stronger than ever. Someone who really knows all the players within a local scene – the venues, the bands, and the local music lovers who make the whole clock tick.

We got a healthy reminder of those players these past few weeks. Andy up at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center runs a fantastic venue/cafe/ceramic studio that has truly become the cultural hub of the entire county. Lucas at the Portland Empire dug what he saw from us the first time we played there last summer even though the crowd turnout was less than stellar, so he made it his mission to bring us back to a full house by bringing in other local acts (the excellent Dark Hollow Bottling Co. and Tricky Britches) and doing a killer job of putting the word out to all the true music fans in the city. And what can we say about the irrepressible and magnanimous flannel clad Will Neils – the promoter/activist/freedom fighter who will tell you about the best month of Jimi Hendrix’s live performance career, the overlooked history of the Basques, and the revolutionary imperatives of all native Mainers, all while breaking down the PA system with you at the end of a raucous night.

This circus we call the music industry relies on contributions from all the clowns, lion tamers, and acrobats out there, so we’ll take this chance to toast the ever rarer ringleader we call the Promoter.

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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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