The Lansdowne Folk Club presents an evening with Roosevelt Dime
with Andy McLeod on Thursday, October 27.
Held at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA. Doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. Freshly prepared dinner and desserts will be available for an additional cost. Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away.
For reservations, advance ticket sales or more information visit our Ticket Page, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213. Only cash is accepted at the door.
With a name appropriated from a coin minted in 1946, it comes as no surprise that historical reference points underscore the music of the East Coast based quartet Roosevelt Dime. This engaging brotherhood of musicians traces the rich tributaries of Americana – Blues, Bluegrass, and New Orleans juke joint Rhythm & Blues, enduring genres newly electrified with a modern charge.
The hard-touring band gathers no moss. Featuring Eben Pariser on electric guitar, harmonica and lead vocals; Andrew Green on five string banjo and backup vocals; Tony Montalbano on drums and backup vocals, and upright bassist Craig Akin, Roosevelt Dime travels from New York City’s Union Square to the California coast. Whether heading north to Canada or south to Virginia, at festivals, listening rooms, clubs, whiskey bars or church basements an embracing sense of community and sterling musical interplay engages, connects and entertains audiences across a broad spectrum of ages and demographics.
Roosevelt Dime co-founders Andrew Green and Eben Pariser met at Oberlin College in Ohio where they balanced academics at one of the country’s finest musical conservatories with playing in folk and blues bands. Relocating to Brooklyn, New York and adding Tony Montalbano and later Craig Akin to the mix, the band followed a time-honored tradition of busking in the streets, parks, and subways. As people from all walks of life assembled to watch, listen and contribute, the musicians honed in their lively mix of jug band irreverence and Dixieland exuberance for a fast-paced audience of transient New Yorkers seeking to share a moment of positivity and spontaneity.
Now preparing for their 2016 release Red Shoes, the band distills a vital essence of lively camaraderie onto a rich collection of new tracks that they describe as “…a further reflection on our diverse American heritage through critical optimism that honors our very real struggles and the joy necessary to overcome.” They note their ongoing legacy as “music with a strong cultural component to it. It is like going deep into a river. You contribute to a transcendent history of art that inspires and moves people.”
“You don’t make roots music to get rich,” the band observes. Maybe not: But with a growing audience of advocates, a rich collection of self-penned songs and an authentic embrace of connection and kinship, the joyous music of Roosevelt Dime shines as increasingly valuable currency. Check them out at http://rooseveltdimemusic.com.
Opening the show will be Andy McLeod. Rooted in steel string fingerstyle guitar and claw hammer banjo, Andy builds on the foundations of American Primitivism laid by John Fahey, further influenced by Appalachian old-time music, Indian ragas and psychedelic/experimental music. His work seeks to illuminate the similarities between so called “primitive” music from all over the world. Learn more about him at andymcleod.bandcamp.com
The Lansdowne Folk Club, founded in 1993, is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music. Friend the club on Facebook Lansdowne Folk Club. Our fall schedule also includes *Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore with special guest the Robert Bobby Duo on November 17 and Christine Havrilla on December 8.
*The Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore show, on November 17 will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne, 140 N. Lansdowne, AV, Lansdowne, PA (Cor. of Greenwood AV)