Bob Dylan. We are a part of a really great show in May in celebration of Bob Dylan's 72nd Birthday. 5 bands will play an evening of all Bob Dylan covers. We spent a good part of March diving into our selection of a few of Bob's songs. We started off picking songs that were similar to our style and that we intended to play as pretty straight forward covers. As we dove into the music, we unintentionally took the songs and made them our own. As a band who focuses our energies on original music, it was a really fun experience to take on 6 of someone else's songs to arrange. We are looking forward to our busy spring of shows coming up.
We spent the month of January prepping for upcoming shows and working on some new songs that we are really excited about. Some opportunities were presented to us in the upcoming months that we are really excited about. We were invited to be a part of the annual Bob Dylan tribute show at Founders Brewing in May which we honored to be a part of. Also, our American Folklore song collection will be the focus of several shows this spring – one at the Spring Lake Public Library and a few in Rockford based around the Rockford Reading Festival. Booking has begun for many of Michigan’s summer festivals and we are hoping to play a few. We’ve been booking more shows almost weekly. Hope to see a lot of friends in the next few months and make a few new ones.
We had a great December. We played a really fun house show at Sangha early in the month. The night was a furry of energy and was a beautifully intimate occation. We were also blessed and humbled with 5 Jammie nominations from 88.1 WYCE for our American Folklore album.(Tune in and request some music from the greatest little radio station on earth.)
We finished off the last few hours of 2012 playing music in the newly opened Rockford Brewery and shared a great night of music with the amazingly tanlented Fauxgrass Quartet. A great month and great year for Roosevelt Diggs! Thanks to all our friends, families and supporters in 2012.
After a busy summer, September rolled in and gave us a bit of a well deserved break. This summer was our busiest yet and with the cooler air of fall upon us, it gave us the ability to slow down and spend some time to re-gear up. We spent some time writing and jamming on some new songs which we are super excited about. We hope to be playing these new tunes out live very soon.
These past few weeks WYCE has been playing our American Folklore album in pretty high rotation. It's been exciting for us, our friends, and families to hear our music on the radio. The WYCE weekly charts has had our American Follore album as high as #54 for most played album!
This past Friday we ended off this month with one of the most fun shows we've ever played. We were honored to support the Ragbirds at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids for their cd release party. The Ragbirds put on an awesome show and Nicholas James and Bandwagon played a beautiful set as well. Nick joined us on stage to jam out some harmonica on our song Pecos Bill.
The next few weeks we will be gearing up to provide the music for a wedding reception which should provide for a great time. Thanks again to everyone who came to show, requested our tunes, or chatted with us after our sets.
What a wonderful August it has been. We were blessed with some pretty great opportunities this month. It started with playing the "Cowpie Festival" at Shagbark Farms in ALaska MI. This festival had been a long standing Blues festival that made the change this year. We opened up the Festival on Saturday and really enjoyed ourselves. Next on our agenda was the 10th annual Hoxeyville Music Festival. We had been wanting to play this festival for a while now and were honored when asked to perform. We played Sunday morning on the Mitten stage and had one of our better sets. The crowd was enthusiastic and the whole weekend was full of great music and love.
We finished out our August sessions playing at Billy's Lounge in GR. Opening up for Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. We had a blast!!!!! His bass amp took a little surprise time off for re-wiring that evening so...... He borrowed my new eden rig that I just picked up that morning and it sounded awesome.
Thank you to all who traveled, supported and made our month of August one we will never forget.
36th st Lounge October 21st
This is looking to be a great night of music. We are sharing the stage with Delilah Dewylde and the lost boys. Hannah Graves is the opening band. This is our last scheduled show before we go into the studio in January. Try and come out to support local music.
Start to keep an eye out for our Kickstarter project which will be coming soon.
Looking forward to seeing you all there on the 21st!!!
We are super excited to be playing at the New Holland Brewery this Saturday! We hope to see some familiar faces and to make some new friends.
Roosevelt Diggs would like to thank Sierra Emery for her photos.
Look for them on our photos page.
She took them at our Wealthy Theater show.
We have been working hard on our new songs as well as old. If you missed us in Reed City try and make it out to one of the next few shows and give them a listen.
And while you are there remember to pick up some merchandise :-)
Hope to see you soon
We couldn't be more excited about our show tonight! Our Intersection debut as well as the honor of opening for a great band like Greensky Bluegrass. Looking forward to an exciting show tonight!!
It was a great experience for us to go into the studio the other day to do a live, on-air set on WYCE 88.1. The environment was light and lo-fi which is right up our alley and true to form to what Roosevelt Diggs is all about. We have not yet heard the radio performance ourselves, but we have heard good feedback from all our great supporting friends who stayed up late on a Sunday night to tune in. The crude videos that were taken while we performed are posted up on the internets on youtube. We will post up the vidoes here on our site soon. The show this Friday should be a good one. After about 2 months together with a drummer has made a great impact on the music and we see good things coming from that. We are crazy excited about Friday and are looking forward to seeing good friends at the DAAC and hope to make some new ones. Here is a self taken photo of us just after our set.