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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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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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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  “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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== 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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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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In April of 2019 this excellent, London-based band will support the re-union tour of legendary 80s country-rockers, The Long Ryders (w/ Sid Griffin). They call their style of music "Cosmic Country / Psychedelic Folk" and they will most certainly put a smile on everyone's face with their jangling guitars and most beautiful harmonies underlined by a great pedal steel guitar. Please welcome to the Static Roots Festival 2019: The Hanging Stars Bio Blending folk pastoralism

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"Oh, did we dance!"   A total corker, the real deal, the total package, the talk of the (Americana) town - after headlining the Static Roots Festival 2018, the brilliant Cordovas from Nashville, TN, USA, will be performing once again at the Static Roots Festival 2019. Be prepared to get blown away! Do you remember the festival video from Static Roots Festival 2019? Check out this short sequence... "Oh, did we dance!...We'll be back next

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The pre-sale of limited hard tickets for the Static Roots Festival 2019 has already started. Get an early-bird-ticket now and safe on extra cost: https://staticrootsfestival.com/home/tickets/ P.S.: become a member of the Static Roots Festival friends and supporters group over on Facebook and get all the updates from there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1151532058239968/ The first batch of ticket orders has already been sent out - thanks for all the early

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"They could well be the illegitimate love children of Springsteen, Mellencamp, Frei and Henley". Their debut album, "All On Red", has just been nominated for an "Album Of The Year" award at the Americana-UK. This is sure going to be one of the bands you do not want to stop playing. We can't wait to sing and dance along to the great songs of the wonderful Orphan Colours at the Static Roots Festival 2019! Bio

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Their sound is striking and undeniably captivating. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements. The songs of Adam and David are sometimes bittersweet, sometimes light-footed and airy, then again melancholic-bluesy, an intense intoxication of mixed emotions that magically captivate the audience. Violinist Adam Moss and guitarist David Moss accompany each other with

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He was called a "rock'n'roll wunderkind" after releasing his debut album "Goodbye Cinderella" in 2011, his 2014 album, "Tornado" (Six Shooter Records, in Germany released on Blue Rose Records) turned us into fans, then it was quiet for four long years until Joe Nolan (Edmonton, Canada) released his latest album "Cry, Baby" in 2018. And what a great piece of music it is - contender for "album of the year". It's intense, touching, melancholic, it

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The first announcement for the line-up of the Static Roots Festival 2019: the fantastic Luke Tuchscherer will be rocking out the big stage with his great band! Luke Tuchscherer (pronounced Tuck-Shearer) is an acclaimed British singer/songwriter based in New York City, USA. A couple of years ago, an amazing British Alt.Country/rock band caught our attention, The Whybirds, where Luke was one of the songwriters in the band. We were following his career since and were

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