Jeff Robson's Tell The Band To Go Home on umfm.com, July 12th 2020 Taken from the Tell The Band To Go Home website: "This is the weekend when we’d normally be off in Germany enjoying our beloved Static Roots Festival, but alas, COVID has ruined everything. Luckily, we’ve got some new music from festival friends & past performers to enjoy. We’ve also got another batch of great new releases to tell you about, and there

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funding campaign for the easily overlooked For the last few years, the Static Roots Festival has constantly supported Doctors Without Borders. From 2016 until 2019 we were able to donate more than 14.000 EUR to the organization - thanks to YOU, our loyal and amazing fans! This year it - who must not be named - changed everyone’s plans. Anyway, we still want to set up a funding campaign and support the ones in the

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Brent Jensen's 'No Sleep 'Til Sudbury' podcast From Brent Jensen's intro: "My pal Stephen Stanley just released an incredible live record, and he joins me to talk about it this week on NSTS. The record is called Live Static Roots, recorded in Oberhausen, Germany during his 2018 European tour. And it's killer - check it out wherever you access your music. In keeping with the live music theme, Stephen brings in seven live tracks that

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Available from July 10th 2020 The Stephen Stanley Band - LIVE STATIC ROOTS This is some brilliant news! Today we would actually be kicking off the celebration of the fifth annual Static Roots Festival. Anyway, there is still good reason to celebrate with today's great live album release, recorded at the Static Roots Festival 2018! The record absolutely captures the magic of the most beautiful night. Thanks to René Geilenkirchen for recording this fascinating moment

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Static Roots Festival is calling Are you missing the Static Roots Festival? You still have to be patient, but you can already bring a beautiful piece of the Static Roots Festival home - with our festival backgrounds. These killer pictures have all been taken by our festival photographer, Klaas Guchelaar, and you can use them exactly where you are most often these days: in your video calls. Show your colleagues and friends how much you

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stay safe sessions - poll is over

We asked and you chose a winner Thanks for joining our Facebook and instagram poll for a new logo design. The poll has ended with a clear winner. On a design platform we started a competition and ended up with almost 35 different designs. From these 35 designs we selected our four favourites and asked you to decide. The Facebook poll The Winner In total we received 84 votes, 70 of those votes were given

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Following the official postponement of the Static Roots Festival, we have some information about refunding your tickets for this year’s event. As previously announced, our next festival will happen July 9-10, 2021. For now, it seems we will be able to keep the exact same lineup, so we won’t miss any of the great acts that we were so looking forward to this year. How to? Some of you have already offered to donate the

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Dearest friends and supporters, I suspect that it comes as no surprise, but I am sure you are as disappointed as we are to have to tell you that this year’s festival just can’t happen for a wide variety of reasons. Our annual gathering of friends has quickly become so important to all of us and so many friends and musicians, and the thought of missing out this year is very sad, but ultimately the

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HappySad auf radioeins vom 09.04.2020

"HappySad am 09.04.2020 um 21 Uhr auf radioeins Abschied von Bill Withers und John Prine Letzte Woche ist der große Soulman Bill Withers gestorben und nun erlag auch Country Folk-Legende John Prine seiner Corona-Erkrankung. Beide eint ein großer Schatz an Zeit überdauernde Songs geprägt von poetischer Direktheit und Herzenswärme. Ihr Werk ist prägend für nachfolgende Generationen über die Genregrenzen hinaus. Eine Würdigung. Im zweiten Teil sprechen wir mit Dietmar Leibecke vom Static Roots Festival in

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For the love of music ... We'd love to introduce you to the music of London, UK, based band Treetop Flyers. This brilliant band captures the 60s Westcoast pop, adds a whole lot of soul, brilliant guitar playing, a phenomenal voice. Give them a listen and make them one of your new favourite

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Static Roots: The story of a festival Nick West (Bucketfull of Brains) with a great write-up about the Static Roots Festival: the (short history), a look back at the Static Roots Festival 2019, and a lookout at what's to come in 2020: "This is a story about a music festival in Germany that was launched for all the right reasons, succeeded without compromising its original spirit, and now looks forward with justifiable optimism to its

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Thanks to Americana-UK's Mark Underwood for this excellent preview of the Static Roots Festival 2020: "Fast becoming pretty much an essential date in any Americana fan’s festival diary these days, the Static Roots Festival in Oberhausen, Germany this coming July announced its first performers just before Christmas. Dietmar Leibecke, festival organiser and promoter, appears to have got his line up pretty spot on so far, with two of the acts announced both in the running

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Early Bird Tickets available from Monday, Jan. 6th 2020 From Monday, Jan. 6th 2020, a limited set of early bird tickets (hard tickets) will be available through the website. Although we are still non-profit and non-sponsored (we're doing it all for the love of music and camaraderie), we are raising the ticket price for the early-bird-tickets from 48 EUR to 53 EUR. It helps us to reduce our private funding of the event and at

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Friday, 10th July 11am meeting point: "Oberhausen train station" At the Static Ruhr Tour 2020 we will take you to Zeche Zollverein in Essen, a former coal mine and now a UNESCO world cultural heritage site - one of the most popular spots in the Ruhr valley. The skeletal remains of the once flourishing mines and its coking plant watch over fresh construction: a housing project taking over part of the former plant. The coal

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Auch das roadtracks Magazin hat ein umfangreiches Review mit tollem Bildmaterial veröffentlicht. "Der Geheim-Tipp ist dahin, das STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL ist im vierten Jahr seines Bestehens ausverkauft. Die Americana-, Country- und Roots-Rock-Fans aus mehreren europäischen Ländern haben die Music-Nische somit zu einem Oberhausener Event erkoren. Bewegungsfreiheit war in der ehemalige Zink-Fabrik, dem jetzigen Kultur-Zentrum Altenberg, trotzdem genügend gegeben. Die Band- und Künstler-Auswahl von Initiator & Veranstalter DIETMAR LEIBECKE war - wie auch in den drei

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Vielen Dank an die Dagmar Brusitzki Musikagentur für diesen wunderbaren Rückblick auf das Static Roots Festival 2019: "Und natürlich mach ich es auch diesen Sommer nicht ohne ein ordentliches Festival. Und dieses nun ist eine Geschichte für sich. Das Static Roots Festival in Oberhausen ist einfach nur ein Juwel, auf die Beine gestellt von zwei unglaublichen Menschen und entsprechendem Freundeskreis, versteht sich, auch ganz und gar ehrenamtlich, mit einem Line-Up von Format und einem kleinen

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"In this day and age of mega festivals, Static Roots reminds one that “small is beautiful” (...) and as such it’s a great continental addition to the likes of Kilkenny Roots..." Thanks to Paul Kerr (Blabber'n'Smoke) and Americana-UK for this great review: “It’s festival season for sure as hordes of music fans pack both wellies and sun cream as they head off for a weekend of unbridled fun. Be it the massive set up at

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"Another successful Static Roots..." Thanks to Declan Culliton (LonesomeHighway.com) for this beautiful review: “The fourth staging of The Static Roots Festival took place once again at the Zentrum Altenberg in Oberhausen on the 12th and 13th of July. A metal processing and zinc manufacturing facility up to 1981, ironically in the present day pedal steel and heavy metal guitars are the only testimonial to its previous life. It has also proven to be the perfect

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"...womit der Anspruch, ... in die führende Riege europäischer Americana-Festivals aufzusteigen, eindrucksvoll untermauert wurde" "Das Klassenziel ist erreicht: Die vierte Auflage des Static Roots Festivals war nun restlos ausverkauft; womit der Anspruch, als hierzulande einzige Veranstaltung ihrer Art in die führende Riege europäischer Americana-Festivals aufzusteigen, eindrucksvoll untermauert wurde. Es ist nun allerdings auch so, dass dann so ziemlich alle Fans, die sich in unseren Breiten für diese Art von Musik interessieren, auch anwesend waren -

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"...ein Muss-Treffen für europäische Genießer..." "as 'Static Roots' ein Muss-Treffen für europäische Genießer jener originär amerikanischen Musik, die höchst unterhaltsam zwischen Folk, Bluegrass und Rock’n’Roll schillert" schreibt die WAZ über das gerade in Oberhausen zuende gegangene vierte Static Roots Festival und weiter über den musikalischen Direktor des Festivals: "Dietmar Leibecke kann auf sein 'Americana'-Familientreffen... echt stolz sein. Die Messlatte für 'No. 5' hängt nun allerdings verdammt hoch." Der vollständige Artikel kann hier eingesehen werden oder

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"What an absolute triumph" "A brilliant first night at the sold out @staticrootsfestival . Seeing old friends, making new ones, crying at @johnbleksolo tribute to Willie, charmed by @thebrotherbrothers, @johnmurry ripping it up in the only way he can, @thewavepictures showing what a band can do after 20 years together and @cordovasband bringing the night to an end with their 70s southern rock inspired, delightful set. Bring on tomorrow! Those bands due to play have

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"In der Musikszene spielt Oberhausen mit dem Static Roots Festival in der ersten Liga" Unter der Überschrift "Cowboyhüte und Steel-Gitarren" veröffentlichte die Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung am Montag, den 8. Juli 2019, einen wunderbaren Vorbericht über das Static Roots Festival: "Internationale Stars, weltweites Renommee: In der Musikszene spielt Oberhausen mit dem Americana-Festival „Static Roots“ in der ersten Liga. Fernab des Mainstreams hat sich hier in nur drei Jahren ein Event für Fans von Americana- und Alternative-Country-Musik

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Static Roots Festival preview by Nick West (Bucketfull of Brains) "This coming Thursday I’m off to Germany. I’ve been many times previously but always to Hamburg and always to see music there with my great pal Karl Kruger. Sadly we lost Karl just after Easter last year and so this marks the beginning of a new chapter. But there is continuity in that it was during a visit to Hamburg, and at a show at

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Static Roots Festival preview with Dietmar Leibecke From the "Tell The Band To Go Home" website: "Episode #795 Today a fun episode where we preview the 4th annual Static Roots Festival taking place July 12-13 in Oberhausen, Germany! Our long time friend and supporter Dietmar Leibecke joins us to go through every act on the bill this year and talk a bit about the magic!" Playlist: Jimmy LaFave – Amsterdam – Buffalo Return to the

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