Just recently we did an interview with Declan Culliton from LonesomeHighway.com. From the introduction: "With the summer festival season looming and given the quality of events on offer, it’s time to make those difficult decisions of which ones to consider. Unfortunately, with the exception of Kilkenny Roots, there are not too many choices at home for festivals catering for the Americana, Roots and Hardcore Country followers, resulting in the prospect of trips to the U.K.

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Now that the lineup for the Static Roots Festival 2018 is completed, it's time to have a look at the first YouTube playlist for this year's event. We've compiled a great few songs into this playlist and hope you'll enjoy it: Anthony da Costa - Go Steady The Stephen Stanley Band - Next To Me Charlie Whitten - Virginia Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos - Where Is Your Fire Gone The Midnight Union Band -

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We have been hard at work getting the lineup for the Static Roots Festival 2018 completed. With yesterday's latest addition to the lineup, the fabulous Cordovas from Nashville, TN, USA, we are now ready to get into the details with scheduling, logistics, accommodation, backline, marketing etc. Hard ticket sales went great so far. There are just four hard tickets left before ticket sales are being handed over to AdTicket. As soon as the schedule is

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Cordovas We have been working on this one for almost six months now and we are extremely happy to announce the last act for the line-up of the Static Roots Festival 2018: the amazing Cordovas from Nashville, TN, USA, will play the headlining show on Saturday, Jul 14th! It was actually a coincidence that I got to see the Cordovas at the 20th anniversary Take Root Festival 2017 in Groningen, Netherlands. I had just seen

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SUSTO (solo) Susto is a disease of the soul that has its origin in Latin America. Imagine it as some kind of soul death or the loss of the soul. It’s said, that sufferers are walking shells of their former selves. But the good news is there is a cure! Now SUSTO on the other hand is an Americana band from Charleston, South Carolina, USA led by songwriter Justin Osborne. On the band's self-titled album, you definitely get the

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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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