The Ballroom Thieves are coming to Roots on the River 2016, and they’re bringing a 20-plus-piece string section: the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra. No kidding. This is the first time they’ve done this at a festival. Thieves’ percussionist Devin Mauch gave us some details about that, endlessly touring, his freakish drum kit, bad antiquing habits, and more. Roots On The River 2016 is June 3 – 5 here in Bellows Falls. See www.rootsontheriver.com for the full lineup. See www.ballroomthieves.com for more about The Ballroom Thieves.