Sometimes when something goes wrong, something even better comes out of it: Unfortunately Donald Byron Wheatley wasn't able to come to the festival, but this allows us the opportunity to present the great Hadley McCall Thackston from Decatur, Georgia, USA: A couple years back, the 25-year-old Hadley McCall Thackston was at a crossroads. Her singing voice was a natural gift, one integrated in her life from day one.  "My mama swears I sang before I talked," Hadley says, “so I guess

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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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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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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. === Update: 29th May 2018 The Stephen Stanley Band will be joined by

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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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