Roosevelt Dime, Dirty Bourbon River Show – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – April 21st, 2015

Roosevelt Dime, Dirty Bourbon River Show

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Roosevelt Dime

Dirty Bourbon River Show

Tue, April 21, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

New Orleans, Brass, Americana, Folk, Swing, Dance, Rag Time. 

Roosevelt Dime
Roosevelt Dime
To listen to Roosevelt Dime is to take a journey through the whole of American roots music. Inspired in equal parts by Appalachian string bands, (Memphis and New Orleans soul)- Might replace this with "classic R&B", West coast alt-country, and the musical melting pot of their hometown of Brooklyn, the band has forged a sound they’ve come to call “Steamboat Soul.” After years of thrilling audiences at festivals and venues across the country, the band has fully captured the energy and musicianship of their live performance on Full Head of Steam (2014).

Andrew Green (banjo, guitar) and Eben Pariser (guitar, bass, harmonica) honed their chops in the bar rooms of Northeast Ohio while attending Oberlin College, and continued their musical collaboration and co-writing after settling in Brooklyn. Tony Montalbano added his dynamic drumming to the mix to form the core of the group, and their debut album Crooked Roots was released shortly after. While continuing to explore a wide range of influences, they spent their early days busking in the streets and subways with NYC's top horn players. It was there they learned what it took to stop a stranger in their tracks, turn them from a commuter into a listener, and from a listener into a sidewalk lindy-hopper. Those lineups yielded Steamboat Soul (2011) and Live at the Filter Bubble (2012). With the recent addition of Craig Akin, one of the premier upright and electric bassists in the Northeast, the band continues to refine its sound while keeping their expert songwriting, stirring vocal harmonies, and electric live show at center stage.

The songs on Full Head of Steam, which were recorded live and direct to analog tape, provide the setting for incredible performances by the band and (delete) special guest collaborators (Chris Eldridge; guitarist of the Punch Brothers, Red Molly; vocals, Bruce Harris and Sam Hoyt; trumpets, David Farrell; piano). It’s the songwriting that shines and sets Roosevelt Dime apart in the modern folk scene though. With Green and Pariser penning the tunes and sharing lead vocal duties, they can conjure The Band and Dr. Dog on “Calvary” as seamlessly as Professor Longhair and Jackie Wilson on “I Want Mo!” not to mention bringing new life to the traditional songbook with a wailing version of “St. James Infirmary” and their clave-propelled “Cocaine Habit Blues.”

Roosevelt Dime has performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, and was selected as an Emerging Artist showcase winner at the 2013 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. They were also chosen as official Showcase Artists at the International Folk Alliance conference in 2011 and 2013. Full Head of Steam has been featured in Relix, Performer Magazine, The Bluegrass Situation, CMT Edge, and the Alternate Root.
Dirty Bourbon River Show
Dirty Bourbon River Show
How We Became What We Are

Noah Adams

In August of 2008 frontman and multi-instrumentalist Noah Adams drifted into New Orleans and quickly found himself enchanted with its wild and authentic, booming musical styles.

Dane “Bootsy” Schindler

After recruiting New Orleans native drummer Dane “Bootsy” Schindler, they formed what would later become the Dirty Bourbon River Show, playing their first show at the end of the year under the moniker “Buck Johnson and the Hootenanny Kid.”


Charles “Big Charlie” Skinner

After picking up ringleader/vocalist Charles “Big Charlie” Skinner and multi-instrumentalist Wayne Mitchell, the Dirty Bourbon River Show began to grow into an interactive multi-genre variety hour-style band. Drawing from a rich diversity of musical backgrounds, they began in American roots music and branched out into folk, rock, blues, jazz, latin, gypsy, circus, and traditional New Orleans styles.

Jimmy Williams

The Dirty Bourbon River Show made their debut at the legendary Tipitina’s during homegrown night on March 11th, 2009. After picking up bassman Jimmy Williams that summer, they embarked upon their first regional tour of the south. The contagion of their whiskey-soaked New Orleans eclecticism began to spread fast. That fall they recorded their debut studio album, Volume One.


Less than a year after their homegrown debut, the Dirty Bourbon River Show headlined Tipitina’s on February 5th, 2010, releasing their first full length LP.

Debut CD Release Party – Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LA – February 5th, 2010

Showing no signs of slowing down, for their second summer of touring the Dirty Bourbon River Show cut a second 30 min record called Free Love and caravaned around the south – gypsy style – giving it out for free. The contagion doubled.

That fall they finished up a 6 month burlesque residency as the house band and ringmasters of the Big Busk! – blending together a unique rock’n'roll comedia erótica variety hour heralded by the press as being a “genetically theatrical love affair.” Additionally, they continued touring the surrounding area – going as far as North Carolina with the Holy Ghost Tent Revival.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007