April 12, 2014, 7:30pm
Photo by Kate Reeder
Welcome to NH and to Simple Gifts Roosevelt Dime, a Brooklyn NY-based 4 piece band playing an original sound - King's County Steamboat Soul.
A rainy night in NY at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival; packed in under a tent at the Lounge Stage with other early bird fest goers; Roosevelt Dime steps up to the stage - the music begins and immediately heads are bobbing, toes are tapping, hands are clapping! The music - reminiscent of good time Big Easy jive.
To listen to the music of Roosevelt Dime is to take a journey through American roots music. Inspired by Appalachian string bands, Memphis soul, New Orleans dixieland, and the musical melting pot of Brooklyn which they call home, the band has forged a sound they've come to call Steamboat Soul.
The band's nontraditional lineup consists of banjo, electric and gut-bucket basses, percussion, clarinet, saxophone, and the occasional electric guitar. Their seamless mixture of musical genres has been described as "a perpetual crowd-pleaser" by the New York Times.
"Brooklyn band Roosevelt Dime feels ripped from some earlier era with a sound that's part rollicking blues, part Dixieland. Their songs are catchy toe-tappers, real feel good stuff. A splendid time is guaranteed" Michael Tearson - Sing Out! Magazine (Spring 2011 v.54 #2)
"Once they got the sound they wanted, they created a new genre: Steamboat Soul. It's reminiscent of Dr. Dog or Delta Spirit, but also harkens back to acts including Dr. John and Jelly Roll." Danielle Furfaro - The Brooklyn Paper (Vol. 36 No. 4, January 2013)
So hop aboard the S.S. Rosie and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!
Tickets: $16 in advance, $18 at the door, $2 discount for seniors and students, $10 for children 13 and younger.
For advance sales (excluding credit cards), call (603) 578-9470 or look for our table at coffee hour after Sunday morning church service (cash or check).
You can buy tickets online. For credit card purchases, please use the Brown Paper Tickets link, if it's available below. Brown Paper is a fair-trade ticketing company.
You can also buy regular tickets via PayPal.
Brown Paper Tickets are allowed until 3 days before and PayPal sales until Noon on the day of the show. Tickets will be held in your name at the door.
The show starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm, seating is general admission.
2013 - 2014 Season
October 5, 2013 - Muriel Anderson
November 9, 2013 - Joe Crookston
December 14, 2013 - Danielle Miraglia
January 11, 2014 - Charlie Christos
February 8, 2014 - Local Performer's Showcase, Featured performer and host: Neptune's Car
March 8, 2014 - Cormac McCarthy
April 12, 2014 - Roosevelt Dime
May, 2014 - TBA
Simple Gifts Coffee House is looking for volunteers. We need people who are willing to bake and/or supply tasty treats and refreshments for the coffee house. We also need people to set up the hall for shows and help with clean up afterward. Would you like to make coffee? There are many little jobs we need help with and one may be perfect for you!
For other inquiries, including musicians who would like to be considered for future dates, please send a message to Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Simple Gifts is a member of BACHA, the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association.