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by Roosevelt Road

Roosevelt Road plays Bluegrass/Americana/Bluegrass Gospel and American Folk Music.
Genre: Folk: String Band
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Get the Blues When It Rains
2:21 album only
2. Heaven Came Down
3:52 album only
3. Eight More Miles to Louisville
3:14 album only
4. Big Chance
3:52 album only
5. Wish I Was a Freight Train
3:29 album only
6. Build Me Just a Cabin
3:01 album only
7. I Heard the Bluebird Sing
4:19 album only
8. Only You
3:39 album only
9. The Barbed Wire Boys
3:53 album only
10. No Doubt Salvation
2:57 album only
11. When the Roll Is Called up Yonder
3:49 album only
12. Roseville Fair
3:44 album only
13. My Window Faces South
4:27 album only
14. When Life Is Over
3:29 album only


Album Notes
Roosevelt Road is a band of well experienced musicians bringing decades of experience and styles including great Bluegrass, Americana and Gospel music to the Northwest and beyond.
Jane McMahon's vocals are beautiful and pure. Jane has her own style of 5 string Banjo that pleases the listener.
Steve McMahon, our Bass guy, loves to explore his Bass and play 'just a few different runs now and then. Steve also adds great vocals.
MIke Janda has been involved in the NW music scene for many years. His guitar style complements Bluegrass and Americana styles and his hometown vocal is unique in its soothing yet pronounced tone.
Loren Postma, Dobro Guru, adds a unique and pleasant sound to the band. Loren also sings lead and harmony vocals.
Robbie (John) Bennett is one of the NW finest fiddle players. His fiddle playing is so pleasant and smooth its a joy to hear and he rounds out Roosevelt Road with true Bluegrass vocals as well.

Jane McMahon is from Snohomish WA and it has been said the she has the voice of an Angel. Jane sings lead and harmony vocals and play’s the Banjo, Long neck Banjo, Autoharp, and Slack key Guitar. Among Jane’s influences are:
Doc Watson, Doyle Lawson, IIlrd Tyme Out, The Beatles, Ricky Skaggs, Allison Krauss, Iris Dement, Claire Lynch, Manhattan Transfer, Simon & Garfunkel, Gillian Welch and many more.

Steve McMahon is from Snohomish WA (via Indiana and Texas) and is an accomplished Bass player. Steve plays the upright Bass and Harmonicas and sings lead and harmony vocals. Among his influences are: Doc Watson, Doyle Lawson, IlIrd Tyme Out, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, The Beatles, Kate Wolfe, Joni Mitchell, Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Allison Krauss, Iris Dement, Claire Lynch and Gillian Welch just to name a few.

MIke Janda is from Sedro-Woolley and has been involved in the NW music scene for many years. He played with Doug Bright and “The Weary Hobo’s”, a Seattle based Bluegrass band. His guitar style complements Bluegrass and Americana styles and his hometown vocal is unique in its soothing yet pronounced tone. Mike is a very nice guy and a pleasure to be around.

Loren Postma from Everett has been playing in the NW and beyond for many years. It is not enough to say he is a great Dobro player, but “He is a great Dobro player”. His knowledge of bluegrass music is vast to say the least. Loren has played with countless bands in his career. He also adds smooth vocals to the band and he, like Mike, is just a real nice guy.

John Bennett sings lead, tenor, and baritone and has played the fiddle since he was 10 years old. He is mostly self-taught and has developed a passionate style that varies from song to song. He has honed his skills from years of playing with several different Northwest bands including Bunchgrass, Queens Bluegrass, 78RPM, Out’a Town Boys, Tall Timber Grass and the Combinations. He has also had the honor of playing as a guest in several of the best bands in the business, including Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley.

Meet Katelyn Nichols! Katelyn is a talented 13 year old young lady with a beautiful and powerful voice. Katelyn performs with us at festivals and other venues when she's not in school. She has learned to play rhythm and lead guitar parts and continues to learn more from her weekly lessons. She is also in the Eisenhower school Jazz band. Katelyn has performed at the Evergreen State Fair as "Katelyn and the Roosevelt's" as well as several festivals and open mics.



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Cathy Holle

Beautiful music, wonderful vocals. All in all just great listening!


Great group
I’ve seen these guys many times and they are great! So much fun to listen to. And the young girl is amazing!


This band is amazing. Great musicians, great vocals, wonderful from beginning to end!