Ullrich Maurer von Gaesteliste.de blickt zurück auf das Static Roots Festival 2018: "Innerhalb von gerade mal drei Jahren hat sich das Static Roots Festival, das jeweils im Juli im Zentrum Altenberg in Oberhausen stattfindet, zur ersten Adresse für Americana-Fans aus praktisch ganz Europa gemausert. Der internationale Zuspruch hängt unter anderem damit zusammen, dass das Festival aufgrund seiner Historie eng mit dem irischen Ort Kilkenny verbunden ist, wo jährlich ein Americana-Stadtfestival stattfindet, auf dem der Festivalmacher,

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About four years ago I met Ken Beveridge at the breakfast buffet in a hotel in Kilkenny, Ireland. He recognized my wife's "The Wynntown Marshals" shirt and came up and politely asked where we were from. Turned out he is an enthusiastic music fan and travelling the world to see live music. Over the course of the years, we have become good friends and I ran into Ken at different occasions in Ireland, Scotland, England,

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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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A tip of the hat to a total legend The always excellent Kilkenny Roots Festival was the biggest inspiration to finally initiate the Static Roots Festival. To me Willie Meighan, one of the organisers of the KKR, has become the face of the festival, he is the heart of the Kilkenny Roots family and the driving force of the Kilkenny music scene. Many of the amazing acts that I got to know through Willie, played

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