Wow - feeling humbled for these words about the Static Roots Festival. Thank you, Americana-UK! "You can find gold in the most unlikely of places if you look hard enough. Now, Oberhausen, a quiet industrial backwater in the Ruhr valley a few miles from the metropolitan splendour of Dusseldorf, wouldn’t be the first place you would look for an amazing two day americana and roots festival. Well, it turns out it is THE place to

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Paul Kerr from the great Scottish music blog Blabber'n'Smoke spoke to Dietmar Leibecke about the Static Roots Festival 2018: "Round about this time last year we spoke to a good friend of Blabber’n’Smoke, Dietmar Leibecke, from Germany, about his Static Roots festival which he had set up in 2016. Seeing as it seems we share the same pair of ears when it comes to music, Static Roots seemed to be the place to be mid

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Just back home last Sunday night from a great weekend in London, UK, seeing Bennett Wilson Poole and attending the Noshville 2018 festival, I got a message from good friend Jeff Robson, asking if I was available for a quick chat about the Static Roots Festival 2018. So Jeff picked up the phone and rang me up... Playlist: Jack Marks – Song for You – live recording – CDN Erin Rae – Monticello – live

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Bereits im Jahr 2017 berichtete Christine Heise in ihrer Radiosendung HappySad ("eine Bastion des echten Gefühls in einer kalten Welt") auf radioeins über das Static Roots Festival und bescheinigte dem Line-up: "...ganz hohes Niveau". Am Donnerstag, den 14.06.2018 ab 21:00 Uhr, wird Christine Heise über das Static Roots Festival 2018 mit mir sprechen. Stellt Euch ein Bier kalt oder eine Flasche Wein bereit. Es wird einen Rückblick auf die kurze Geschichte des Festivals geben und

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NRWHits.de berichtet über das Static Roots Festival 2018: "In Oberhausen sorgt das Static Roots Festival ein weiteres mal für jede Menge musikalischer Unterhaltung. Euphorisch und mit einem super Line-Up im Gepäck, startet das akustische Spektakel unter dem Motto "peace, love, rock'n'roll" in die nächste Runde und möchte sein Publikum mal wieder von den Socken hauen. Auftreten werden internationale Musiker und Bands aus Großbritannien, Irland, den USA, Kanada und Deutschland. Ausgelassen feiern, das Leben genießen und

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Die Rheinische Post berichtet am 28.05.2018 in der Rubrik Kultur u. a. über das Static Roots Festival: "Es gehört nicht zu den größten Festivals im Land, aber gewiss zu denen, in denen das meiste Herzblut steckt: Am 13. und 14. Juli präsentiert das Static Roots Festival wieder eine handverlesene Auswahl von Bands und Musikern, die sich alle nicht gegen das Etikett „Americana“ wehren werden, gleichwohl aber zwei abwechslungsreiche Tage versprechen. Was nicht nur, aber auch

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Two months until Static Roots Festival 2018! We can't wait... Check out this new festival playlist with the following tracks: Hannah Aldridge - Parchman The Stephen Stanley Band - Under The Mynah Bird The Midnight Union Band - If You'd Stay Terra Lightfoot - Two Hearts SUSTO - County Line Anthony da Costa - Talking To You Charlie Whitten - Balance Donald Byron Wheatley - Smoking Gun Bennett Wilson Poole - Ask Me Anything Prinz

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Hey folks, for those of you who arrive early, we plan to organize a little Ruhrvalley roundtrip on the festival Friday, July 13th, around noon. Oberhausen is in the middle of one of the most industrialized areas in Europe, the Ruhrvalley ("Ruhrgebiet"). The Ruhrvalley is a melting pot: for more than 200 years people from all over Europe (Poland, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Spain, ...) came here to find work. And they also brought their cultures.

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Ein Vorbericht über das Static Roots Festival 2018. Ullrich Maurer von Gaesteliste.de berichtet über das Static Roots Festival: "So schnell kann das gehen: Erst zum dritten Mal findet das Static Roots Festival am 13. und 14. Juli 2018 im Zentrum Altenberg in Oberhausen statt - und schon hat sich die Veranstaltungsreihe zum unverzichtbaren Treffpunkt für alle Americana-Freunde Deutschlands etabliert!" Und: "Auch das diesjährige Line Up kann sich wieder sehen und hören lassen und bietet insbesondere

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“Im Juli ist bereits das musikalische Weihnachts-Fest!” Das Roadtracks Magazin berichtet über das Static Roots Festival 2018 und verlost zwei Gästelistenplätze (Einsendeschluß: 6. Mai 2018; Verlosung am 10. Mai 2018). Hier ein kleiner Auszug aus dem Vorbericht: "Da wir bereits eine gewisse Anzahl dieser Künstler bzw. Bands gesehen haben wie z.B. PRINZ GRIZZLEY, CORDOVAS und DANNY WILSON, können wir Euch nur empfehlen, diesem großartigen zweitätigen Happening „beizuwohnen“. Eine Anzahl von Acts hat es in unseren

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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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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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