Posts Tagged ‘Pine Box String Band’

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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Neighbors Up North / Pride

You hear a lot about southern hospitality, but people aren’t talking enough about the good vibes coming from our neighbors up north. We just capped off our first tour to Buffalo and Ontario and good lord we could not have had a better time. We did a run of shows through Orillia, Toronto, and Peterborough, with the latter being the real highlight. So many thanks to Adam, Emily, Big Hank, and the Pine Box String Band for making a bunch of Yankees feel right at home. We received a bunch of comparisons to The Band, and considering it’s the hometown of Ronnie Hawkins, we’ll take that as a compliment of the highest order!


It was also a real case of kismet to be up in Toronto on their annual Pride Day shortly after the SCOTUS announced the ruling on same-sex marriage. There was a great energy in the air, and everyone was congratulating us on our country’s (long overdue) decision. It was a great time to be an American abroad and to feel pride in the progress of of our nation. #loveislove


There wasn’t much down time as we also squeezed in two video sessions with the Toronto Acoustic Sessions and the 1809 Sessions, so stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for some brand new moving pictures of the band. And you’re hearing it here first – we’re heading back to the studio this week! After reconfiguring the lineup and instrumentation one year ago, we’re feeling road ready and primed to bring you the best music to date. We can’t wait for you to hear what’s going down.


Fare thee well!

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