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ROOSEVELT DIME

FULL HEAD OF STEAM

2014-02-17

This unusual band from New York, combines folk, jazz, blues, soul, the sounds of the Crescent City all into 46 minutes of perpetual fun. This CD is like opening a party in a box that will please every guest in attendance. The principal songwriters Andrew Green{banjo & guitar} along with bassist Eben Pariser met at Oberlin college & joined by Drummer Tony Montalbano and Seth Paris have moved their unique sounds from the NY subway stations to playing major folk and roots music festivals in a few short years. The Disc begins with the banjo & Americana sounds of bands like the Avett brothers or Luminers. "Natchl Culmination" brings in the sounds of the horns & Dixieland and is what they call "A break up song to put things in a positive perspective". Red Molly joins the band on "Down on Your Luck" a song guaranteed to lift you up. The Track "Cavalry" brings in the sounds of Levon Helm & The Band during their prime years. The "Now There's You Intro" & main track combine 1970's soul with full driven horns to heat up any dance floor. Other highlights include the great covers of the Dead's "Cocaine Habit Blues" and the New Orleans classic "St. James Infirmary". Roosevelt Dime is putting fun back into music and this is a disc you do not want to miss. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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