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First Great American Roots Stomp at Union Hall, Brooklyn, May 3-4

April 26, 2013
Union Street Preservation Society is performing in the First Great American Roots Stomp, taking place in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn, Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at Union Hall, 702 Union Street © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Union Street Preservation Society is performing in the First Great American Roots Stomp, taking place in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn, Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at Union Hall, 702 Union Street © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The First Great American Roots Stomp is taking place in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at Union Hall, 702 Union St. (Park Slope, Brooklyn).

Roll up your sleeves for two nights of hootin’, hollerin’, jazzin’, swingin’, foot-stompin’, barn-burnin’ revelry with ten fantastic bands from Brooklyn and the Northeast audaciously bringing Americana roots back into the spotlight.

The Great American Roots Stomp
Night One: Friday, May 3Tickets: $10
Night Two: Saturday, May 4Tickets: $10
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (Park Slope, Brooklyn)
Get your tickets now cause they’re gonna sell out at the door!

Night One: Friday, May 3
7:30pm – doors open

8:00 – Charlotte Cornfield

9:00 – The Alex Mallett Band (our bass player’s solo project!)

10:00 – The Whistling Wolves

11:00 – Union Street Preservation Society

12:00am – King Stork

Night Two: Saturday, May 4
7:30pm – doors open

8:00 – Skinny White Folk

9:00 – Seth Kessel and the Two Cent Band

10:00 – Red Hook Ramblers

11:00 – Barnyard Brothers

12:00am – North of Nashville

Roots Revival Roadshow featuring Union Street Preservation Society Plays Rockwood Music Hall, NYC, March 24

March 6, 2013
Union Street Preservation Society offering up a blend of old-time and early jazz, is on a triple bill of Americana Roots Music playing Rockwood Music Hall, downtown Manhattan, on March 24 © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Union Street Preservation Society offering up a blend of old-time and early jazz, is on a triple bill of Americana Roots Music playing Rockwood Music Hall, downtown Manhattan, on March 24 © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The Roots Revival Roadshow, a triple bill of bands from the Northeast that captures the energy and excitement of the growing movement celebrating American folk music, will play Rockwood Music Hall in downtown Manhattan on March 24, as the final stop on a three-city tour.

Melding the sounds of folk and bluegrass with grimey rock-and-roll saxophone and gut-bucket blues, Roosevelt Dime (Brooklyn, NY) delivers a music they describe as “steamboat soul”. They have been praised by the New York Times as “…a perpetual crowd pleaser,” and have been featured in premier festivals including Caramoor, Musikfest, and The Philadelphia Folk Fest.

Somewhere between Waylon Jennings and Mumford and Sons, you find North of Nashville (Portland ME), an outlaw country duo of guitar and fiddle, recently nominated for “Best Folk, Country and Roots Act” in the 2012 New England Music Awards. Frontman Jay Basiner keeps one foot on the kick drum, and the other firmly planted in the rich tradition of American music.

Hailed by Relix Magazine for their “endless musical vocabulary,” five-piece string band Union Street Preservation Society (Brooklyn, NY) offers a blend of old-time and early jazz, as if Old Crow Medicine Show were transplanted into a prohibition-era speakeasy. Their most recent album features legendary mandolinist Andy Statman, whose own unusual blend of jazz and bluegrass perfectly complements the band’s eclectic sound.

The Roots Revival Roadshow is not your mother’s gentle lulling folk music; it is an explosion of youthful energy that pays great homage to American tradition while simultaneously redefining the genre.

Show dates are:

The Black Oak Tavern
Friday March 22nd, 10:00pm
14 Water Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
607-432-9566
Tickets: $5
http://www.blackoaktavern.com/

The Putnam Den
Saturday March 23rd, 9:00pm
63A Putnam Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-8066
info@putnamden.com
Tickets: $8-10
http://putnamden.com

Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Sunday March 24, 7:00pm
196 Allen St, New York, NY
212-477-4155
Tickets: $10
http://www.rockwoodmusichall.com/
http://rockwoodmusichall.tickets.musictoday.com/RockwoodMusicHall

For more information:

http://www.rooseveltdimemusic.com
http://www.facebook.com/NorthOfNashville
http://www.unionstreetpreservationsociety.com/