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Roosevelt Dime

  • CAFE NINE 250 State Street New Haven, CT, 06510 United States (map)
Seamlessly combining the groove of classic Rhythm and Blues with Americana instrumentation, Roosevelt Dime has crafted a signature style truly their own. The syncopated clave rhythms of New Orleans on the upright bass and drums are combined with an innovative banjo style that’s equal parts boogie woogie piano and blue- grass pickin’, while swampy chords and swinging blues lines from the semi-hollow body electric guitar thicken the sound further still. The rich musical alchemy is topped off with searingly soulful R&B vocals performed with passion and panache straight from the juke joints.