Live @ the Filter Bubble was professionally recorded in front of a live audience of die-hard Roosevelt Dime fans in Brooklyn, NY on April 8th, 2011. The session took place at Filter Bubble Headquarters USA, the apartment that Eben Pariser, bassist and singer of Roosevelt Dime, shares with his brother Eli, author of the critically acclaimed book The Filter Bubble. These tracks have made their way from Kings County through your Filter Bubble to your ears at this moment, so take some time to get down with this latest offering of Steamboat Soul music. Special thanks to Eli for sharing the love and wisdom.
Roosevelt Dime is:
Andrew Green - Banjo, Vocals
Eben Pariser - GutBucket Bass, Vocals
Tony Montalbano - Percussion, Vocals
Seth Paris - Clarinet, Vocals
Sam Hoyt - Trumpet, Vocals
Engineered by Seth Paris and Tony Montalbano
Recorded by Mikey Hart
Mixed and Mastered by Seth Paris and Tony Montalbano
"It’s authentic, frivol, party and relaxing at the same time. It’s rooted in tradition without being old fashioned, this is modern acoustic American roots music at its best."
Folkworld (Issue #43, Nov 2010)
"A perpetual crowd-pleaser, Roosevelt Dime often has commuters soulfully stomping their feet in the subway and passersby lindy-hopping in the park."
Tze Chun - The New York Times (June 7, 2010)
"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)
Imagine yourself relaxing on a steamboat as it lazily floats down the Mississippi River all the way to The Big Easy. Suddenly, the band strikes up a tune, music fills the air and everyone is on their feet, clapping, dancing and singing along.
Welcome to the world of Roosevelt Dime, a five-piece, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based band that blends elements of acoustic jug-band blues, classic New Orleans soul and neo-folk to create an original sound best described as Kings County Steamboat Soul. The band’s nontraditional lineup — consisting of banjo, electric and washtub basses, percussion, trumpet and woodwinds — and seamless mixture of musical genres has been described as "a perpetual crowd-pleaser" by the New York Times. Now, the group is poised for a breakthrough with its new album Steamboat Soul.
So hop aboard the S.S. Rosie and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!