Roosevelt Dime, an up-and-coming band in the Brooklyn music scene and beyond, will perform Friday, July 30 at Roots & Tendrils, 2 Cross St. The music will begin 9 p.m., following a Gallery Walk opening.

Imagine 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. This is the world conjured by Roosevelt Dime, a five-piece band that blends elements of acoustic jug-band blues, classic Motown soul and modern alt-country to create an original sound best described as King’s County Steamboat Soul.

The band’s nontraditional lineup, consisting of banjo, electric or washtub bass, percussion, trumpet/cornet and woodwinds; and seamless mixture of musical genres has caught the eye of many publications, including The New York Times. The group is poised for a breakthrough with its new album, “Steamboat Soul,” due out this fall.

Admission is $5. Roots & Tendrils is located at the downtown corner of Cross and Main streets. For more information, call 338-5225 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to