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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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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The Barflies Playing in remembrance of the late, great Willie Meighan, the legendary The Barflies from Kilkenny, Ireland! About If you have ever been to the brilliant Kilkenny Roots Festival in Ireland, you know it can be a quite exhausting four days. Plenty of years ago at our first trip to the Kilkenny Roots, we left on the Monday morning not knowing what we were going to miss. A few days after our return to

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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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JESSE DAYTON With his mix of outlaw country and blues, rock'n'roll and some punkrock, we think Jesse Dayton from Beaumont, TX, USA, is a great addition to the line up of the Static Roots Festival 2020. About “If you open your arms to the world, it’s amazing what will come back atcha,” drawls East Texas native, singer/songwriter/filmmaker/author Jesse Dayton, who has a bunch more homespun wisdoms where that came from. A veteran of more than

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TREETOP FLYERS London-based soulful, country rock outfit Treetop Flyers weave blissful, sixties-tinged west coast Americana with a British rock ’n’ roll swagger. Their fourth album comes out in the summer 2020 - right in time for the Static Roots Festival 2020! About 2018 - biography:   "London soulful country rock outfit Treetop Flyers return with their eponymous third album, due out on 24 August via Loose. Weaving blissful 60’s tinged West Coast Americana with a

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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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Zachary Lucky "Another Canadian shows the Americans how to sing Americana." About The road is no stranger to Canadian country singer Zachary Lucky. He’s used to rolling through hundreds of tour dates a year, sleeping in the back of his car, and playing his heart out in every town he moves through. He’s learned to trust the road, and to trust the gifts it brings. It’s a lesson he learned first from his grandfather, famed

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Evangeline Gentle "...Gentle's incredible talent recalls the great Kathleen Edwards..." About Rich, sweet, and lush with vibrato. These are only a few of the unmistakable qualities that constitute Evangeline Gentle’s fervent timbre. Make no mistake, however: they are more than an accomplished voice. Born on the Northeast coast of Scotland, Evangeline's songwriting possesses authenticity and depth as rare and unique as their own journey. Queer, and passionate about social justice, Evangeline believes in the good-naturedness

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DIXIE ROSE We are very much looking forward to seeing the first Belgian band playing the Static Roots Festival! About Dixie Rose is a Belgian band initiated by the songwriting duo Dag Luyten en Anniek Raedschelders. Songs about life and love, about soul-searching and inspiring encounters, about joys and struggles…things that everyone can relate to. You can expect music that combines influences from country, pop, Americana, blues…. and much more. Heartfelt lyrics guided by beautiful

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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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GABI GARBUTT & The Illuminations Expect the unexpected: an uplifting blend of northern soul, punk, alt-folk and rock'n'roll, Gabi Garbutt's expressive, captivating performances are backed by the pulsating electric sounds and sweet harmonies of her band, The Illuminations. About “Everything genuinely beautiful has a certain darkness, a sadness about it.” Literate punk pixie, adopted Londoner and upright social crusader Gabi Garbutt knows a thing or two about beauty. And darkness, for that matter. Her latest

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WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR With a taste for good, old-fashioned roots, a myriad influences, William The Conqueror and their retro-infused energy will knock everyone out! About “I’ve always liked the ambiguity of William The Conqueror. William is kind of a character I guess – a younger me that doesn’t exist. It’s almost like a mythology.” Ruarri Joseph A character, a mythology, the flicker of a younger self, William the Conqueror is many things, but in simplest

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CURSE OF LONO Curse Of Lono kicked off 2019 with a performance at the UK Americana Awards at Hackney Empire, where they received the prestigious ‘Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award’. In March the band made their US live debut at the SXSW Music Festival and embarked on a UK tour with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. Luckily we could win over Curse of Lono to play at the Static Roots Festival 2020! About Documentary

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NATIVE HARROW The critics love their album "Happier Now" as the band takes you on a journey through time to the flower power era of peace, love and rock'n'roll. Loose Music's new star Native Harrow from Woodstock, NY, USA, will shine brightly at the Static Roots Festival 2020. About Devin Tuel may consider herself to be an artist meant for a different time, but she now finds herself inhabiting her own true place. The singer-songwriter

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Vandoliers (US) Vandoliers are very much part of the next wave of Texas music scene. The Dallas / Forth Worth Six-man band channels everything that makes the vast state unique; tradition, boldness and train. As they tread along muddy roads like country punk bands such as Old 97's, Jason & the Scorchers and the True Believers formed during the 1980s and 1990s, Vandoliers define their own style; and no one puts the genre on their

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Pete Gow & The Siren Strings

PETE GOW & The Siren Strings “If you are an existing fan of the music prescribed by this genre, then it is unlikely you will see a show like this anywhere else.” About Pete Gow’s highly-anticipated solo album, Here There’s No Sirens, produced by Joe Bennett (Dreaming Spires, St. Etienne) was released in April 2019, launching a new era for a songwriter who has been making some of the finest Americana music of the last

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