Interview: Dietmar Leibecke of The Static Roots Festival "At AUK we’ve mentioned before a couple of the newer and smaller festivals which have been popping up in recent years. Dietmar Leibecke from Germany, a towering figure on the European Americana circuit (in all senses of the term), is getting increasing recognition for the popularity of the music festival he started in 2016 – Static Roots. A nicer and more self-effacing individual you’d probably also be

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The AMA-UK Weekly Round Up In their newsletter from June 12th 2019, The Americana UK Music Association writes about the Static Roots Festival: "The fourth edition of Static Roots Festival is happening Fri. 12th - Sat. 13th July in Oberhausen, Germany. It is still the only Americana festival in Germany, and is popular with audiences overseas. The line-up includes Ags Connolly, Orphan Colours, The Hanging Stars, Luke Tuchscherer (and loads more) - and German magazine

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Static Roots Festival Newsletter #2 2019 Our second newsletter for the Static Roots Festival 2019 has just been sent out. We'll share information about day tickets, merchandise in support of Doctors without Borders, have a look at a few more artists of the festival line up and share a link to our Apple Music or Spotify playlistes. Newsletter (deutsch) (Klicke auf Newsletter) -deutsch- Newsletter (english) (click newsletter) -english- Sign up to our

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Längst mehr als ein Geheimtipp Am 05.06.2019 berichtet Dirk Hein von der Westdeutschen Allgemeinen Zeitung aus Oberhausen über das Static Roots Festival: "Das Static Roots Festival ist in Oberhausen längst mehr als ein Geheimtipp. Im Zentrum Altenberg erwarten 13 Bands ihre Fans zur Americana-Musik. Es gibt Festivals, bei denen man vor lauter Menschen die Bühne nur noch schemenhaft erahnen kann. Beim „Static Roots Festival“ wäre dies, milde gesagt, eine ziemliche Schande – schließlich soll’s nahbar

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Tagestickets im Vorverkauf Nur noch etwas mehr als fünf Wochen bis zum Static Roots Festival 2019! Der Vorverkauf läuft sehr gut, jetzt geben wir im Endspurt noch einmal Tagestickets für Freitag und Samstag frei. Für alle, die entweder nur am Freitag oder am Samstag teilnehmen können, sind die Tagestickets jetzt erhältlich. Entweder über unsere Homepage oder AdTicket für Freitag bzw. AdTicket für

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Static Roots Festival t-shirts in support of Doctors Without Borders/MSF From the start of the Static Roots Festival in 2016 we are donating all proceeds (not just the profit margin) from merchandise sales to Ärzte ohne Grenzen / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). For the first time this year, we'll have festival t-shirts designed by JUNO award winner Roberta Landreth from Winnipeg, Canada. Just to get a glimpse of the number of shirts we'll have to

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Static Roots Festival Newsletter #1 2019 In our first newsletter for the Static Roots Festival 2019, we'll provide some information about the Static Ruhr Tour 2019, introduce some artists from this year's line up (Joe Nolan, Luke Tuchscherer & The Brother Brothers) and let you know about our YouTube playlist: Newsletter (deutsch) (Klicke auf Newsletter) -deutsch- Newsletter (english) (click newsletter) -english- Sign up to our

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDpOOMLsw5E JUNO, WCMA & Covenant Award Winning graphic designer Roberta Landreth She caught our attention a few years ago because her artwork was all over the place on album covers, on band posters, on festivals posters. Covers and posters from acts that we adore like JP Hoe, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, The Bros. Landreth, Joey Landreth, William Prince and more. Festival and event posters for breakout West, Canadian Blast at AmericanaFest, Canadian Blast at

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Unter dem Titel "Static Roots Festival - The Only One" berichtet Ullrich Maurer von gaesteliste.de über das bevorstehende Static Roots Festival 2019 und schließt dabei mit folgenden Worten: "Somit ist davon auszugehen, dass auch das diesjährige Static Roots Festival wieder ein absolutes Highlight im Jahresplan der Americana-Freunde werden wird. Freilich: Beeilen sollte man sich allerdings schon, denn es sind jetzt nur noch Online-Tickets auf der Static Roots-Website zu bekommen. " Mehr unter:

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(scroll down for English version) Was ist die “Static Ruhr Tour”? Oberhausen, die Stadt in der das Static Roots Festival stattfindet, befindet sich in der Mitte einer der am meisten industrialisierten Gegenden Europas, dem Ruhrgebiet. Das Ruhrgebiet ist immer schon ein Schmelztiegel gewesen: schon vor über 200 Jahren kamen Immigranten auf der Suche nach Arbeit aus ganz Europa (Polen, Russland, Italien, Türkei, Griechenland, Spanien…). Und das Ruhrgebiet hatte mit Kohle und Stahl immer großen Bedarf

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2018 at the amazing "Once In A Blue Moon" Americana festival in Amsterdam, these guys won over the audience within minutes and got 4.000 people dancing along to their late 60s/early 70s Americana-Soul. === Please welcome to the line up of the Static Roots Festival 2019 === Dawn Brothers Bio Who said roots can only ever be retro? Although it may seem as if The Dawn Brothers arrived from the past through a time machine,

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One Eleven Heavy no longer part of the Static Roots Festival lineup Unluckily and due to circumstances out of our control, One Eleven Heavy are no longer joining us at Static Roots Festival after cancelling their European summer tour 2019. Instead we have just added the fabulous Dutch Americana-Soul band Dawn Brothers to the line up 2019. Bring your dancing boots, will

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  “Blessed with the gift of god-like genius, it is hard to overstate the importance of this small, cult band.” === These guys bring in a fresh new twist, they will make you dance, they will make you weep, and you might have a new find for your list of favourite artists. We are excited to add this amazing band to the line up of the Static Roots Festival 2019: === "the hardest working band

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"His talent is shining brighter with every album" === Playing in remembrance of the late great Willie Meighan, we are very happy to add this brilliant songwriter and performer to the line up of the Static Roots Festival 2019: === John Blek Bio Ever prolific Blek has released his fourth solo studio album in as many years. Entitled Thistle & Thorn it was recorded between Clonakilty, Co. Cork and Louisville, Kentucky during the early part

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Click for more information: One Eleven Heavy cancel European summer tour === 'An unabashed, triumphantly affectionate recreation of what Gram Parsons called Cosmic American Music - the country, folk and blues-informed psychedelic rock of the late 1960s and early 70s.' === Please welcome to the line up of the Static Roots Festival 2019 === One Eleven Heavy Bio Singer-songwriter James Jackson Toth (better known by his nom de plume, Wooden Wand) and guitarist Nick Mitchell-Maiato

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"Beseelt und beschenkt von diesem Festival gehen wir nach Hause" Frank Schwarzberg vom ROADTRACKS Magazin berichtet in der Printausgabe #53 über das Static Roots Festival: Static Roots Festival 13./14.07.2018, Oberhausen, Zentrum Altenberg "Dies ist sicher das nachhaltigste Festivalerlebnis des Jahres. God is in the details, heißt es, und Dietmar Leibecke, Hauskonzert- und jetzt Festivalveranstalter aus Passion, hat ein Händchen dafür. Vom catering bis zum Programm stimmt einfach alles. Das Essensangebot ist fair und gut, incl.

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Static Roots Festival supports Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Static Roots Festival supports Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) help people worldwide where the need is greatest. They are usually the first who come to help in disaster areas or war zones - and they are the last to go. From 2016 to 2018, Static Roots Festival has raised almost 12.000 EUR in support of MSF and we

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In his radio show "Tell The Band To Go Home", Jeff Robson travels to Germany for a preview of the Static Roots Festival 2019. During the second hour of the show, Jeff plays songs by John Murry, Don Gallardo, Joana Serrat and Joe Nolan. "Tell The Band To Go Home" - Logo Check out the podcast here: http://tellthebandtogohome.com/2019/01/30/podcast-jan-27-2019/ Playlist: Terra Lightfoot – NFB – Every Time My Mind Runs Wild – CDN Ben de la

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"Mit dem STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL - DA WEISS MAN WIRKLICH, WAS MAN HAT, Americana-, Country- und Roots-Music mit allen Ablegern vom ALLERFEINSTEN." Das ROADTRACKS Magazin veröffentlichte im Januar 2019 in seiner Onlineausgabe ein Review von Autor Volker Ebert über das Static Roots Festival 2018: "Sonnenschein, Autobahn und gute Laune begleiteten uns auf den Weg in die ehemalige Zink-Fabrik, das jetzige Kultur-Zentrum Altenberg. Da brauchen wir nicht mehr fragen: Wo ist das denn? Die Americana-, Country-

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== hard tickets == Hooray - the first batch of limited hard tickets has been sold out this weekend! Thanks so much for your love, trust and support that most of you have placed in us. You've already ordered your tickets before the final announcement of the festival line up. This embodies your trust in us. And it clearly shows us, Static Roots Festival is more than just a line up. The artists are of

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"a true jewel” We are thrilled to welcome this brilliant act from Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, to the Static Roots Festival 2019: Joana Serrat & The Great Canyoners Bio For her fourth album in five years, Joana Serrat travelled from her home in Vic, Barcelona to the Texas Hill Country outside Austin. There she teamed up with Israel Nash at his Plum Creek Sound studio near the town of Dripping Springs. For the recording sessions Nash

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Die Tageszeitung "junge Welt" - Logo Mit ein wenig Verspätung berichtet die Tageszeitung "junge Welt" in der Ausgabe vom 10. Januar 2019 über den Auftritt der Cordovas auf dem Static Roots Festival 2018: "Die Formation aus Madison bei Nashville, Tennessee treibt das Spiel mit den Versatzstücken des Southern Rock auf die Spitze. Die Harmonien sind ein Traum, und wie der Liedgesang anhebt: bruchlos, und doch überraschend – wie bei Surfern, die in die Welle hineingleiten,

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Songpickr - check out his blog and playlists by clicking the picture Check out this great recommendation by the fabulous Songpickr (his blog and playlists are a great source of inspiration): "If you are based in Europe and love Americana, I highly recommend the fantastic Static Roots Festival in Oberhausen in July. The festival is still relatively new but already has an enthusiastic fan base of music lovers and gets lots of praises from all sides. The concept developed out of

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"Americana vom Allerfeinsten" - "in dieser Qualität in Deutschland wohl einzigartig" Eher durch Zufall stießen wir auf diesen wunderbaren Beitrag über das Static Roots Festival im musiker-board.de. Chinaski, gib Dich zu erkennen, damit wir uns für die Blumen bedanken können: "Das Static Roots-Festival in Oberhausen (13. & 14.07.2018) findet in diesem Jahr zum dritten Mal statt und bietet an zwei Tagen eine Auswahl internationaler Acts aus dem Bereich Americana, die in dieser Qualität wohl einzigartig

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Bennett Wilson Poole named ‘Best Band of 2018’ in Americana-UK’s end of year poll Bennett Wilson Poole @ Static Roots Festival 2018 (picture by Klaas Guchelaar) Their first ever gig in Germany at the Static Roots Festival 2018 was simply phenomenal. Now the readers of the Americana-UK named Bennett Wilson Poole the "Best Band of 2018" with Runners-up like Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Darlingside, Curse of Lono or 3hattrio: "Well it’s been a

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His 2012 debut album "Graceless Age" is a masterpiece, it ended up in plenty of Top 10 charts (Mojo Magazine, Uncut Magazine), in the Top5 of American Songwriter Magazine and in the year's best at the British The Guardian. The album catapulted him into the focus of the indie-americana scene. We are happily adding some kind of genius to the line-up of the Static Roots Festival 2019: John Murry (Tupelo, Mississippi, USA) Bio John Murry

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The Rolling Stone calls him "A singer-songwriter that is one of the Country and Americana scene's true journeymen.” His music is prominently featured in TV series like "Nashville", "The Vampire Diaries", or "The Ranch"  and in movies like "Jolene" and Jackass' "Bad Grandpa". We are very excited to announce Don Gallardo (Nashville, TN,USA) as part of the Static Roots Festival 2019 line up Don will be joined by Travis Stock on bass, the brilliant Jim Maving

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Country Music People magazine calls him, “The best singer-songwriter in the country field that this country has ever turned out.”. If you hear his songs, you would not believe this guy hails from Oxfordshire in England. A great traditional country voice, brilliant songs, and the wit in a song like "I Hope You're Unhappy" - how can you not love this guy? Please welcome to the Static Roots Festival 2019, the great Ags Connolly! Press

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