Seamlessly combining the feel-good groove of classic Rhythm and Blues with acoustic Americana instrumentation, Roosevelt Dime has crafted an infectious style and sound truly their own. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the band got its start performing in the age old New Orleans street busking tradition, only it was the bustling avenues of the Big Apple rather than the Big Easy that first nurtured their sound. People of all ages, persuasions, creeds, and colors came together to shake their hips at these impromptu performances that were equal parts old-time jug band and Dixieland second line, and the diversity in these crowds was an essential element in the formation of the band’s style and outlook. The undeniable positivity, crowd-sourced spontaneity, and literal grassroots community-building at these revelries stuck with them as they took their joyous beat from the city’s parks and subways to seek that same heartfelt connection with audiences worldwide.
Their last CD, "Full Head of Steam” (2014), was featured on CMTEdge and peaked at #6 on the national folk charts -- “a full charged lesson on how to unearth some vital roots” said The Bluegrass Situation. Their forthcoming EP is a further reflection on our diverse American heritage through critical optimism that honors our very real struggles and the joy necessary to overcome.