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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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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