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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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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Static Roots Festival Newsletter #5 2019 IIn this newsletter you'll find the latest information about the Static Ruhr Tour, another festival preview in German newspaper "Rheinische Post", links to some more radio interviews on Irish and Canadian radio stations, and introduce the last but not least artist from this year's festival lineup. And of course we'll share the stage times with you! Did we mention that Anthony Griffin, master photographer from Dublin, Ireland, will be

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"eine echte Perle" "Das 'Static Roots'-Festival im Oberhausener Zentrum Altenberg geht in seine vierte Runde und setzt dabei auf internationale Acts aus dem Americana-Gerne. Dass es sich bei der Konzertreihe um eine echte Perle handelt, ist übrigens verbrieft - die Leser des LonesomeHighway-Magazins wählten das Static Roots Festival einst zu einem der besten drei Americana-Festivals weltweit. In diesem Jahr finden am 12. und 13.7. unter anderem The Wave Pictures, Dawn Brothers, John Blek, Joana Serrat

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