Newsletter December 2022.
Hello dear promotors, friends and fans, how are you doing? November has been amazing, with lots of touring and performing. Thanks to all of you for making this month GREAT.
Bookings for Flats & Sharps , a four-piece bluegrass outfit from UK, have started and the response so far has been great. Summer festivals and a full European tour in September 2023 are planned. Bookings are open now.
Jo Carley and the Old Dry Skulls is having a good time on the road in Italy, the few dates in France have been amazing too. The 2023 Spring tours are getting booked and we are proud to announce a headlining concert at Broken Necks festival on March 24 in Arlon, B.
Bipolar Bows had a great tour in November. They gained a lot of new fans and friends all over Europe. This award-winning folk/string duo will hit the road in 2023 as many times as possible. Bookings are open now.
Nestter Donuts will be touring in February 2023 and we are planning to get him on the road a few more times next year. Nestter is booked at the Wild Rooster festival – Winter edition on February 11. Available dates on this run in February are 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 with the flex of adding some extra dates if offers come in.
Both Somethingski and Ted Russell Kamp are getting ready to hit the road early 2023. Ted Russell Kamp will finally tour in february 2023, this is our last postponed covid-tour. Somethingski will hit the road, as a trio again, in March, booked around the amazing Broken Necks festival in Arlon, and July and we got some interest from Summer festivals too… so you might be getting ready to dance and party on one of the best Balkan-style influenced roots music.
Shovelin Stone, Bluegrass-influenced indie-folk, will be touring Europe with their latest album, Summer Honey, in April/May 2023. Bookings are open now. Check here what Americana UK writes about the new album.
David Newbould full band tour, November 2023, is getting a good response and we are looking forward to get this full EU tour booked asap.
Old Salt have been performing a lot and this gives them the attention they deserve. The band and their agent Kurt are planning European tours and Summer festivals for 2023 too. Bookings are happening now…so get in touch if interested in Appalachian Folk Music, blended with Bluegrass and Americana.
Yonder Boys December weekend, 15-17 are booked in D, B, NL. Bookings for 2023 are open too.
Everyone is Guilty is working on their new album, planned to release in 2023.
Jeffrey Halford and the Healers will be back on the road in August-September 2023. get in touch with our agent Kurt for more info.
Fog Holler are getting booked on almost all the well-known Bluegrass/Folk festivals all over Europe. This means we have extented their tour to +/- 7 weeks, including a week in Ireland.
The new festival in Aarschot: Late Summer Roots was a blast last September and we are happy to announce we will co-host this event in 2023 too. More info soon.
Also BUSKERfestival, both in Aarschot and Herent, went really well with again some great (acoustic) acts and an amazing audience. New dates are set for 2023, Herent, September 28 & Aarschot, September 17.
Our annual Rootstown Winter Rumble has been confirmed and will happen on December 16, 2022. More info here.
And stay tuned for some more additions to our ever-expanding roster… more info soon about at least 2 acts we will start working for in 2023.
Events in the pipeline for 2022/2023
Rootstown Winter Rumble at Aarschot Winterfeest, 16 december 2022.
Rootstown Tribute Night with The Wieners play Buddy Holly, 21 january 2023
Jazz In Het Park, July 20, more info soon
Roots In het Park, July 21, more info soon
BUSKERfestival in Aarschot en Herent, more info soon
More events on www.rootstown.be
We also took our time to listen to all the great bands who sent us their music and info.
Spotlight on the latest additions:
BOGOS (CH) : Psycho-Western-Punkabilly on Voodoo Rhythm Records
ELLI DE MON (IT) : Garage-Blues-One-Woman-Band
Flats & Sharps (UK) : four-piece bluegrass outfit
Fog Holler(USA): bluegrass, Appalachian folk music
Nestter Donuts (ESP): Flamenco Trash One-Man-Band on Voodoo Rhythm Records
Nick Dittmeier & The sawdusters(USA): Blue Collar Country band for Indiana
David Newbould (USA): singer/songwriter/guitarist from Tennessee
Matt Horan & the C.A.F. band (USA): honky tonk country, blues and western swing with a don’t tread on me attitude, Spring 2023
Bipolar Bows (Int): a crossover string duo
Yonder Boys (Int): acid folk – bluegrass
Somethinski (PL): From Polish folk, ballads, reggae, dancing hits to rhythmic folk with a hint of punk
Ted Russel Kamp (USA): Americana, singer-songwriter, country, roots music
Check out our website/socials and enjoy some exclusive lockdown concerts:
Our project, Rootstown Busking Team (BUSKERfestival, 99% acoustic performances), got back on the road finally. Thanks a lot for the big amount of response. We’re looking forward to have more of these 100% acoustic showcases soon.
Bandits (B): French roots show for kids (with members of Everyone Is Guilty), are back wih a new show for kids/schools. They are ready to rock 2023.
Vivants (B): finally this performance happened on 24 November 2022 and we spiced it up with a fill month art exhibition of Rudy Trouvé. We are now looking to get them a few times on the road in 2023. Be ready for their eclectic mix of soundscapes, folky roots and dark ambient. Both project Liége, (with Rudy Trouvé and Mirco Gasparrini) and Dôme (Jerôme Mardaga) will be performed.
Available tours: all these bands are beside their planned tours also available on request!
Feel free to check the list and get in touch if you want to book any of these bands.
Bookings for all these tours & bands are open.
EVERYONE IS GUILTY (BE)
European tours 2022/2023 + Available on request
Alternative Country, Dark Western (debut album recorded with Slim Cessna & Dwight Pentacoast
BIPOLAR BOWS (INT)
European tour November 2022 + Available on request
A crossover string duo, classic and traditional, jazz, blues and funk, from Balkans to Appalachian folk.
BeNeLux dates in February 2023
Psycho-Western-Punkabilly on Voodoo Rhythm Records
ELLI DE MON (IT)
BeNeLux tour in July 2023
JO CARLEY AND THE OLD DRY SKULLS (UK)
European tours 2022 + 2023 & available on request
Combines the voodoo rhythms of 1930’s ska, and the blues with old-timey vaudeville cabaret!
TRIXIE & THE TRAINWRECKS (USA-UK)
European tours planed for 2023 + available on request
Vooodoo Rhythm based Trainwreck Blues
NICK DITTMEIER AND THE SAWDUSTERS (USA)
European tour planned for April/May 2023
Americana, Country, Roots music
MATT HORAN & The C.A.F band (USA)
European our planned for May/June 2023
American Folk Singer
JIM BOWS & THE FLYCATCHERS (CH)
European/Scandinavian tour April 2023
Americana, roots, folk with a blues twist
TED RUSSEL KAMP (USA)
European tour February 2023
Americana-country-roots music (bass player for Shooter Jennings)
NESTTER DONUTS (ESP)
European tour February 2023 + available on request.
Flamenco-Trash One-Man-Band on Voodoo Rhythm Records
Now booking March/July and festivals in 2023
From Polish folk, ballads, reggae, dancing hits to rhythmic folk with a hint of punk
European tours 2022/2023 + Summer festivals worldwide for 2023.
Americana & Appalachian/European folk music
SHOVELIN STONE (USA)
European tour April/May 2023.
Indie Folk Old-Timey Bluegrass
HYMN FOR HER (USA)
European tour Summer 2023 is postpoined to 2024 so the band can focus on touring USA in 2023 and work on a new album to hit the road with in 2024.
Hillbilly Blues Rock with a slice of indie-pop.
CARRIE NATION & THE SPEAKEASY(USA)
No EU tour planned but the band is open for offers.
High-energy ‘Brass ‘n’ Grass’ quintet from Whicita, USA.
YONDER BOYS (INT) – bookings for B/NL/FR
European tour December 2022 + available for weekenders and short tours in 2023.
Acid Folk – Bluegrass
FOG HOLLER (USA)
European tour planned for Spring 2023, May-June.
Bluegrass – Appalachian Folk Music
FLATS & SHARPS (UK)
European tour planned for Fall 2023 + available for festivals in 2023.
4-piece bluegrass outfit
JEFFREY HALFORD & THE HEALERS (US)
European tour August/September 2023.
Americana, roots with a blues & soul twist
DAVID NEWBOULD (USA)
European full band tour in October/November 2023.
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from Tennessee
Bands available for concerts, please ask for avails.
ROOTSTOWN BUSKING TEAM
Available for events/bars/clubs/private parties
100% Acoustic performances
GO! GO!! DURANGO!!! (B)
A little groovy rock’n’roll ghoulie
Soundscapes mixed with Americana & Ambient (project of Mirco, Everyone is Guilty)
THE DAD HORSE EXPERIENCE (DE)
Available for Europe
Keller-Gospel, European Underground with American Roots
MAURICE van HOEK (NL)
Available for Belgium
Country/Americana from the NL
Available for Europe
Folk ‘n’ Roll, from Delta Blues to Punk to American Folk.
PHILIP BRADATSCH (D)
Available for Europe (solo + full band)
FOLK SINGER – indierock
RUSTY STRING (B)
Available for Europe
“ACOUSTIC FOLK ROOTS PUNK”
Cheers, Kurt & team Rootstown
+32 495 53 53 08