On Thursday, July 11, Roosevelt Dime and North of Nashville will perform at Billy's Tavern, corner of Beechwood and Starr streets behind the Thomaston business block, beginning 8 p.m. The bands will play separately and together. Cover charge is $7.

The double bill promises to be high energy and root-driven. Roosevelt Dime — whose singer and bassist Eben Pariser grew up in Lincolnville — plays some of the most engaging music on the burgeoning neo-folk and Americana scene. Melding the sounds of folk and bluegrass with grimy rock ‘n’ roll saxophone and gut-bucket blues, the young musicians of Roosevelt Dime of Brooklyn, N.Y., deliver a genre they call Steamboat Soul. The band has been featured in premier festivals including Caramoor, Musikfest and the Philadelphia Folk Fest. Pariser said there is a chance the four-piece outfit will a quintet for this gig.

Somewhere between Waylon Jennings and Mumford and Sons, one will find North of Nashville of Portland, an outlaw country duo of guitar and fiddle nominated as Best Folk, Country and Roots Ac” in the 2012 New England Music Awards. Front man Jay Basiner keeps one foot on the kick drum and the other firmly planted in the rich tradition of American music

For more information on the shows, visit billystavern.com or call 354-1177.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.