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Judy Blank – Tangled Up In You – episode #012

Judy Blank – Tangled Up In You Static Roots Festival – stay safe sessions – episode #012 A ray of sunshine In September 2019, singer-songwriter Judy Blank made history by becoming the first Dutch artist ever to play AmericanaFest. In 2018 Judy released her album “Morning Sun” that she recorded at Southern Ground in Nashville. …

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Thanks for your donation to our “Corona is no alternative to Alt. Country” funding campaign

funding campaign for the easily overlooked successfully finished – 2.400 EUR Thank you so much for your support with our funding campaign for the easily overlooked in the music business. You supported our campaign by ordering merchandise worth almost 1.100 EUR – thank you! As we want to forward all the revenue to the booking …

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The winner of the “stay safe sessions” t-shirt competition is …

A few weeks ago we started our “win a t-shirt” competition, asking you to take a screenshot of yourself in a video call – using one of the Static Roots Festival’s rock’n’roll background images. A big fan of the Static Roots Festival from the Netherlands, Mr. Ab van der Lelie, sent in a couple of …

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Native Harrow – Shake – episode #011

Native Harrow – Shake Static Roots Festival – stay safe sessions – episode #011 We were very much looking forward to seeing Native Harrow at this year’s Static Roots Festival. Last year, Devin Tuel and musical partner Stephen Harms, released the album “Happier Now”, their third release and one that expanded their fan base over …

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Josh Okeefe – Son Of The Working Class – episode #010

Josh Okeefe – Son Of The Working Class Static Roots Festival – stay safe sessions – episode #010 Taking folk music back to its roots When you hear Josh Okeefe sing, you instantly feel Bob Dylan vibes. At the same time Josh looks like a contemporary Woody Guthrie but then again he is absolutely unique. …

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Danny Michel – Nobody Rules You – episode #009

Danny Michel – Nobody Rules You Static Roots Festival – stay safe sessions – episode #009 A Canadian Treasure One of the many great artists that we got to know through (our Static Roots Festival master of ceremonies) Jeff Robson’s radio show, Tell The Band To Go Home, is the Canadian treasure, Danny Michel. Danny …

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“Am Anfang war eine Idee” – Mülheimer Woche u. a. über das Static Roots Festival

“Am Anfang war eine Idee” In einem lesenswerten Artikel der Print- und Online-Ausgabe der Mülheimer Woche vom 22. August 2020, berichtet die Redaktion über die Historie: die Hauskonzertreihe im Raumfahrtzentrum Saarner Kuppe, das Static Roots Festival und die “stay safe sessions” Serie: “„Wir müssen in diesen Zeiten halt andere Wege gehen und hoffen, dass wir …

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band – High Heel Blues – episode #008

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band – High Heel Blues Static Roots Festival – stay safe sessions – episode #008 Here comes the sun Seeing a live show of The Goat Roper Rodeo Band is a life affirming experience. The three piece band from Rhuddlan, North Wales, UK, brands their own music as “Cosmic Country Blues”. …

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Tim Bluhm – Too Far Into The Weeds – episode #007

Tim Bluhm – Too Far Into The Weeds Static Roots Festival – stay safe sessions – episode #007 California native, Tim Bluhm, might be known as frontman of the legendary California soul outfit, The Mother Hips. About Tim Bluhm: “In one brief, excruciating instant, Tim Bluhm’s life changed forever. The acclaimed songwriter and avid outdoorsman …

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Malin Pettersen – Hometown – episode #006

Malin Pettersen – Hometown Static Roots Festival – stay safe sessions – episode #006 She is pure country gold and so authentic, you won’t believe she does not hail from North America. Actually Malin Pettersen is from Norway where she won a Spellemannpris, the Norwegian Grammy. Paste Magazine called her a “Norwegian Country Sensation” and …

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Sierra Ferrell – Jeremiah – episode #005

Sierra Ferrell – Jeremiah Static Roots Festival – stay safe sessions – episode #005 Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Sierra Ferrell based out of Nashville by way of West Virginia is an amazing talent and a rising star. NPR named her one of the best new artists playing AmericanaFest in 2019. “Real Music Made By Human …

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Emily Barker – The Woman Who Planted Trees – episode #004

Emily Barker – The Woman Who Planted Trees Static Roots Festival – stay safe sessions – episode #004 “We need to look to people like Wangari Maathai for guidance and leadership” UK based singer-songwriter Emily Barker just recently announced that her forthcoming album, “A Dark Murmuration Of Words”, will be released on 4th September 2020 …

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Tell The Band To Go Home – Jeff Robson about the postponed Static Roots Festival 2020

Jeff Robson’s Tell The Band To Go Home on umfm.com, July 12th 2020 Taken from the Tell The Band To Go Home website: “This is the weekend when we’d normally be off in Germany enjoying our beloved Static Roots Festival, but alas, COVID has ruined everything. Luckily, we’ve got some new music from festival friends …

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Stephen Stanley – The Troubadour’s Song – episode #003

Stephen Stanley – The Troubadour’s Song Static Roots Festival – stay safe sessions – episode #003 I still remember the Sunday night in the winter of 2017, when Jeff Robson interviewed Stephen Stanley on his radio show “Tell The Band To Go Home” (umfm.com) and played some songs of Stephen’s newly released album “Jimmy & …

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Anna Tivel – The Question – episode #002

Static Roots Festival – stay safe sessions – episode #002 Anna Tivel – The Question Ever since we heard Anna Tivel’s song “Dark Chandelier” a few years ago we are spellbound. Anna’s way of drawing her listeners into her songs, the picturesque details of an everyday life, the darkness waiting around the corner, the hope …

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Leeroy Stagger – Carol – episode #001

Static Roots Festival – stay safe sessions – episode 001 Leeroy Stagger – Carol === We have invited artists to provide a video of one of their songs for our “stay safe sessions” (read more here) When we received Leeroy Stagger’s video contribution, we instantly knew this song had to be released first. It’s the …

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Win a t-shirt – Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype background images

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 …

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