Just twelve days until Static Roots Festival 2017! And it's Sunday, time for another playlist with one song per act. I'm actually so in love with this line-up, it's going to be a brilliant weekend: David Corley - The Joke Peter Bruntnell - Mr. Sunshine John Blek & The Rats - Rosie Nadine Khouri - You Got A Fire Jack Marks - Song For Me Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles - Crazy Talk David Ford

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Jeff Robson from Winnipeg, MB, Canada, who will be the presenter at the Static Roots Festival 2017 (Jeff already presented Leeroy Stagger's gig at Static Roots Festival 2016), did a sweet little pre-view of the festival on his amazing radio show "Tell The Band To Go Home". He plays songs by Nadine Khouri, Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles, Jack Marks, David Corley, The Wynntown Marshals and John Blek & The Rats. Check it out here

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In his highly recommended radio show "Mike Richie on Sunday" on Celtic Music Radio, Mike played songs by Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles and David Corley and recommended the "cracking lineup" of the Static Roots Festival. You can listen to the podcast of yesterday's show (Sunday, 21st May 2017) here: hour 1: http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?id=21870 hour 2: http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?id=21871 Playlist: 1 – Neil Young – Buffalo Springfield Again 2 – Margo Price – Hands Of Time 3 –

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Another Sunday, another playlist with one song per act. Check out some great music here: David Corley - Down With The Universe Peter Bruntnell - Here Come The Swells John Blek & The Rats - Funeral Home Nadine Khouri - Broken Star Jack Marks - (That's Just) How The Other Half Lives Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles - Clean Slate David Ford - Laughing Aloud Torpus & The Art Directors - Fall In Love Danny

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Friday, 9 June 2017 18:00 doors 19:00 David Corley 20:20 Peter Bruntnell 21:40 John Blek & The Rats Saturday, 10 June 2017 14:00 doors 14:30 Nadine Khouri 15:40 Jack Marks 16:50 Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles 18:00 David Ford 20:00 Torpus & The Art Directors 21:35 Danny & The Champions Of The

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Just recently I got interviewed by Paul Kerr from Glasgow, Scotland. Paul is a great music blogger/journalist and his blog Blabber'n'Smoke ("A Glasgow view of Americana and related music and writings") is a great find for all kinds of Americana music. He reviews albums and live shows, sometimes he is doing interviews. Paul wanted to know the story behind the Static Roots Festival. Here is the interview:

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When approaching by car, take one of these Autobahn-exits: A3: OB-Lirich/DU-Meiderich, then to "OB-Zentrum" A40: MH-Styrum, then direction "Oberhausen" A42: OB-Zentrum, then direction "MH/OB Zentrum" From there follow the signs to "Zentrum Altenberg" or "Rheinisches Industriemuseum". Parking: There is a huge P&R parking lot right between the train station and Zentrum Altenberg, access via

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As you can see from the Google Maps above the train station is very close to the venue. It's actualy less than a five minute walk from Oberhausen main station to the venue. There is even a direct train line to Amsterdam Centraal which takes less than two hours: Google Maps link If you stay (or live) in or around Oberhausen and want to use the public transport system, then check out this

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The closest airport is Düsseldorf (DUS) with a direct train line to Oberhausen main station (between 30 and 40 mintes travel time): Google Maps link The Ryanair airport Weeze (NRN) is also fairly close. There is an express shuttle bus to Duisburg main station. It is usually a five minute train ride to Oberhausen main station: Google Maps link The airport Cologne-Bonn (CGN) is also well connected to Oberhausen main station. Travel time between 60

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We just set up a new Static Roots Festival YouTube playlist with one song per act. I'd definitely go to a festival with these amazing acts ;-) David Corley - Easy Mistake Peter Bruntnell - By The Time My Head Gets To Phoenix John Blek & The Rats - Dead Friends Nadine Khouri - The Hours Jack Marks - Exley's Blues Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles - Monticello David Ford - I Don't Care What

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Wunderbare und für mich teilweise ganz neue Musik gab es zu entdecken in der Mai-Ausgabe der Sendung "Songs to play" von Marcus Bäcker. Ab 1:39:09 spielt Marcus "Dead Friends" von John Blek & The Rats, die in diesem Jahr sowohl auf dem Orange Blossom Special als auch auf unserem Festival auftreten werden. Gleichzeitig gibt es noch eine Empfehlung für das Static Roots Festival. Vielen Dank dafür an Marcus

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Now that's what I call some absolutely unexpected compliment: AMAs Nashville, Kilkenny Roots Festival and Static Roots Festival voted as three best festivals of 2016 by the great folks from LonesomeHighway.com: "Nobody loves a music Festival more than us folks at Lonesome Highway. Feedback from our small but well rounded music community of friends voted the following as the best Festivals of 2016 for music, fun and great company. In alphabetical order - AMA's Nashville,

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Tolles Preview von gaesteliste.de: "Was letztes Jahre noch als "Hobbyveranstaltung" mit semi-professionellem Charakter begann, gerät in diesem Jahr gleich zu einem zweitägigen Szene-Event, das sich ganz dem Thema Americana verschrieben hat - übrigens mit allen Spielarten dieser Gattung - vom Roots-Rock über Folkpop und Blues bis hin zum Country-Songwriting. Anders als das Thema vermuten ließe, beschränkt sich das Line-Up dabei nicht auf US-amerikanische Acts, sondern bietet eine internationale Besetzung, die Genrefans sicherlich mit der Zunge

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Unter der Rubrik "Cooltip" empfiehlt der Ruhrgebietsveranstaltungskalender CarpeDiem im Monat Juni das Static Roots Festival 2017. Gleichzeitig veranstaltet CarpeDiem ein Gewinnspiel für 1 x 2 Tickets. Die Verlosung wird durchgeführt am 18.05.2017. Mehr unter http://www.carpediem-west.de/verlosungen.html

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