Terra Lightfoot TERRA LIGHTFOOTPress shots / Album cover. Hamilton, ON. June 27, 2017Photo by Dustin Rabin. 2766 She plays a mean lead guitar, her voice is remarkably powerful, bluesy & soulful, and with her terrific band Terra Lightfoot will go down like a storm at the Static Roots Festival 2018! === With New Mistakes, Canada’s Terra Lightfoot offers up something rare: the kind of genuine document that can only come from a road-tested breed of songwriter and performer.

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Bennett Wilson Poole This is simply too good to be true: a couple of weeks ago I got a copy of the yet to be released debut album by Bennett Wilson Poole. Blown away by the first listen, these guys sound like the British Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young! And even better, they fit in PERFECTLY into the line-up of the Static Roots Festival 2018. Some information from their press release: "As the new year

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Donald Byron Wheatley When good friends Del Day (Ark PR, Big City Lights) and Danny George Wilson (Danny & The Champions Of The World) founded their record label Mayden Voyage Recording Company, I never doubted they'd be putting out great music. And what a cracker their first two releases have become. The first one is Harry Senior Jr's "Plates Of Meat" but we're having a look at release #2: Donald Byron Wheatley's debut album "Moondogs

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The Midnight Union Band Willie Meighan. The Boss. A legend in the Irish Music scene, organiser of the Kilkenny Roots Festival, owner of Rollercoaster Records (Kilkenny) - "the happiest little record shop in the world", one of the kindest and gentlest person you could ever hope to meet. When this legend of a man, who left a lasting mark on the heart of everyone he met, died way too young in late 2017, we decided

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Offer valid until January 21st 2018: For those who haven't booked accommodation yet: the NH Hotel Oberhausen just around the corner from the festival area offers a "Pop-up Days" deal which means: free breakfast. This will save you around 25% on a double room. Offer valid until January 21st 2018! Follow the link:

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Hannah Aldridge For her debut album "Razor Wire" (2014) she was described as Muscle Shoal's own "Americana princess". With her 2017 album "Gold Rush" and tons of raving reviews, she ended up in many best-of-lists and it seems she might have climbed the throne. We are very much looking forward to welcoming Hannah Aldridge (now Nashville, TN, USA) to the Static Roots Festival 2018!   === Americana is the perfect concoction of American roots music

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Sandy Fyfe from Perth, Scotland, about Static Roots Festival 2017 Aw, we always love to hear from you, what you think about the Static Roots Festival, because we are putting lots of energy and passion into making this festival a great experience for musicians and fans alike. Here is what Sandy, a VERY passionate music lover from Scotland, wrote on Facebook today: "One of the best music weekends of the year.......curated with such care, incredible

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Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos At the Kilkenny Roots Festival 2017 an Americana band from Austria was the talk of the town. Americana from Austria? Well, who would have thought. Beautiful, soulful Americana music, excellent songwriting, fantastic musicianship, a compelling voice even yodelling at times. Welcome to the Static Roots Festival 2018, Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos from Bregenz, Austria! This band will make your heads nod, your feet tap, your jaw drop ... “Prinz

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Charlie Whitten Earlier in 2017 when promoting a show with Cale Tyson & band, Cale’s guitar player Juan Solorzano talked about another of his musical activities and highly recommended to check out Charlie Whitten from Nashville, TN, USA. Bought Charlie Whitten’s 2014 album “Hey Love” and instantly fell in love with some of the most beautiful, peaceful, and melodic music I’ve heard in a while. Combined with the wonderful smoothness, calmness and persistence of Charlie’s

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The Stephen Stanley Band Their album "Jimmy & The Moon" instantly won us over. Top songwriting, killer melodies, jangling guitars, amazing harmonies, some straight rockers, some beautiful ballads.  At the same time Stephen Stanley's "The Troubadour's Song" became my farewell song for the great Willie Meighan. We can't wait to have The Stephen Stanley Band perform at the Static Roots Festival 2018. About Stephen Stanley: "As a founding father of the Canadian band The Lowest

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Anthony da Costa The brilliant Anthony da Costa (Nashville, USA) has been writing songs since the age of 10 and playing professionally since 13. In 2007 (at the age of 16), Anthony became the youngest winner ever of both the Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting competitions. He has released a ton of albums and EPs to date, including collaborations with Abbie Gardner of Red Molly, John Elliott, Raina Rose, and Adam Levy, and

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Jeff Robson (Tell The Band To Go Home / umfm.com) about the Static Roots Festival 2017 Sorry for posting this podcast a wee bit late. Must have forgotten in the post-Static-Roots-Festival euphoria this summer. Jeff Robson, host of the fantastic radio show "Tell The Band To Go Home" on umfm.com in Winnipeg, Canada, was the master of ceremonies at Static Roots Festival 2017. A week after his return to Winnipeg he put on a great

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A tip of the hat to a total legend The always excellent Kilkenny Roots Festival was the biggest inspiration to finally initiate the Static Roots Festival. To me Willie Meighan, one of the organisers of the KKR, has become the face of the festival, he is the heart of the Kilkenny Roots family and the driving force of the Kilkenny music scene. Many of the amazing acts that I got to know through Willie, played

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Yay! Static Roots Festival 2018 has finally been scheduled for Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July 2018. A look ahead to summer 2018. The summer of the FIFA (mafia) Football World Cup 2018 in Russia. There's been football on the TV almost every day for four weeks. We will all be in need of a solid dose of peace, love and rock'n'roll. That's where Static Roots Festival 2018 shows up on the horizon and will

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Big thanks to the folks at KREATIVKRAFTPREIS for nominating "Raumfahrtzentrum Saarner Kuppe" and the "Static Roots Festival" in the category "K2 - impressive events and performances". Let's have a look at the history: The "Static Roots Festival" goes back to an Americana/Alt-Country/Folk/Indie house concert series under the name "Raumfahrtzentrum Saarner Kuppe" started in November 2007. Back in the early 80s the first listen to The Dream Syndicate's album "The Days Of Wine And Roses" was

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"Static Roots Festival View: sun-drenched A German industry museum with a cobbled courtyard was a charming setting for an unusual feast of rock, country and soul. Day One was ruled by a storming show from Peter Bruntnell and band, followed by the soaring anthems and engaging presence of John Blek & The Rats, explaining the strong Irish element in the audience. Saturday saw beautiful, understated songwriting and sensitive performances from Nadine Khouri and Erin Rae

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Am Montag, den 19.06.2017 lief beim Internetradio rockradio.de die Juni-Ausgabe der BLUE ROSE RADIO SHOW mit Blue Rose-Labelmanager und Hobby-DJ Edgar Heckmann. Edgar präsentierte diesmal wieder Songs aus aktuellen CDs aus dem breitgefächerten Americana-Bereich wie etwa Gov’t Mule, Little Steven, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Robert Cray oder Ruthie Foster. Natürlich kamen auch aktuelle Scheiben aus dem Hause Blue Rose Records nicht zu kurz, darunter auch brandneue Stücke von den Brandos, den

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