NEWS

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JANUARY 2021

happy new year 2021

Hello dear promotors, friends and fans, how are you doing? We sincerely hope you are all doing fine.

We wish all of you the best for a great & healthy 2021.

We can’t deny it, COVID-19 hurted us badly in 2020, but we’ll try to stay positive and therefor we focus on 2021, hoping we can have our touring bands back on the road asap. 

Meanwhile, we hope you will all stay healthy.

The 2nd wave brought a lot of new retrictions and forced us to cancel all the tours and events for January 2021 so far. But we’ll try to keep it positive. In the meantime we decided to keep on sending out our newsletter and booking offers as we strongly believe our world will recover some day from this.

We updated the Rootstown website. Check out the new layout, hope y’all like it. www.rootstown.be 

Events in the pipeline: Busker 2021, Rootstown Cinema 2021, …. more info.

We also took our time to listen to all the great bands who sent us their music and info.  

Spotlight on the new additions:

Stovepipe (B): A little groovy rock&roll ghoulie

The Good Bad (USA): Bluegrass-folk, December 2021

Broken Brothers (CAN): Roots, Americana, Folk duo, May 2021.

Matt Horan (USA): American Folk Singer (frontman Dead Bronco)

The Brothers Strong (USA): Roots, Americana, Folk, October – November 2021

The Dad Horse Experience from solo to – XXXXL (GER): Keller-Gospel, European Underground with American Roots

Vivants (B): soundscapes mixed with folky roots and dark ambient

Bandits (B): French roots show for kids (with members of Everyone Is Guilty)

To keep on supporting our musicians during the 1st COVID-19 wave, and to keep in touch with our fans, friends, promotors, venues, events we hosted +/- 20 online LockTown sessions. We thank you all for tuning in. The support we got was AMAZING!

Please check’em out and enjoy these exclusive lockdown concerts: 

youtube / facebook / instagram / website

Our new project, Rootstown Busking Team, can hopefully go back on the road after the new lockdown. Thanks a lot for the big amount of response. We’re looking forward to have more of these 100% acoustic showcases soon.

Winter/Spring/Summer 2021 are getting booked now.

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.

2021 tours: all these bands are beside their planned tours also available on demand 

OLD SALT (US/BE)
European Tour February 2021
Americana, where a bit of New Orleans meets a bit of Appalachian and European folk

JIM BOWS & THE FLYCATCHERS (CH)
European tour April 2021
Bluegrass, Americana, Roots & Folk

EVERYONE IS GUILTY (BE)
European tour April/May & Fall 2021 + Available on demand
Alternative Country, Dark Western

JO CARLEY AND THE OLD DRY SKULLS (UK)
European tour Spring 2021 + available on demand
Combines the voodoo rhythms of 1930’s ska, and the blues with old-timey vaudeville cabaret!

SHOVELIN STONE (USA)
European tour April 14 – May 9, 2021
Indie Folk Old-Timey Bluegrass

BROKEN BROTHERS (CAN)
Belgian dates May 2021
Roots, Americana, Folk duo

TRIXIE & THE TRAINWRECKS
May/June/September 2021
Vooodoo Rhythm based Trainwreck Blues

HYMN FOR HER (USA)
European tour Summer 2021
Hillbilly Blues Rock

DEAD BRONCO (US)
European Spring/Summer tour 2021 + available on demand
Black Folk, Dark Roots

NICK DITTMEIER AND THE SAWDUSTERS (USA)
European tour August 2021
Americana, Country, Roots music

MATT HORAN (US)
European Fall tour 2021
American Folk Singer

HEATHEN APOSTLES (US)
European tour May & September 2021
Southern gothic outlaw country and dark roots music

PHILIP BRADATSCH (D)
Available for Europe (solo), September/October 2021
FOLK SINGER – indierock

THE BROTHERS STRONG (USA)
European tour October/November 2021
4-piece string band

JEFFREY HALFORD & THE HEALERS (US)
European Tour October/November 2021
Americana, roots with a blues/soul twist 

THE GOOD BAD (USA)
European tour December 2021
4-piece bluegrass-folk band

Bands available for concerts, please ask for avails.

ROOTSTOWN BUSKING TEAM
Available for events/bars/clubs/private parties
100% Acoustic performances

STOVEPIPE (B)
Available NOW
A little groovy rock’n’roll ghoulie

THE DAD HORSE EXPERIENCE (DE) (from solo to XXXXL)
Available for Europe
Keller-Gospel, European Underground with American Roots

MAURICE van HOEK (NL)
Available for Belgium
Country/Americana from the NL

JESCO (NL)
Available for Europe
Folk ‘n’ Roll, from Delta Blues to Punk to American Folk.

SERIOUS SAM BARRET (UK)
Available for Europe
Country/Roots/Blues/Folk/Holla-billy

JESCO (NL)
Available for Europe
Folk ‘n’ Roll, from Delta Blues to Punk to American Folk.

THE FREEBORN BROTHERS (PL)
Availabe for Europe
GYPSY-HOBO-TRASH-GRASS

EVERYONE IS GUILTY (BE)
Available for Europe
Alternative Country, Dark Western

THE BIG SWAMP (D)
Available for Europe
Delta blues. Southern Rock. Swamp Rock

TRIXIE & THE TRAINWRECKS
Available for Europe
Vooodoo Rhythm based Trainwreck Blues

THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH (IT)
Available for Europe
country rock primitive one man experiment

BABY FACE NELSON (NL)
Available for Europe
Wild country, trash and honky-tonk

VINCENT SLEGERS
Available for Europe
Dark Americana – Hill Country Blues

LITTLE ROMAN AND THE DIRTY CATS (B)
Available for Europe
Americana-rock-a-billy-roots

THE REDEMPTION’S COLTS (B)
Available for Europe
American Spicy Roots Music

GIPSY RUFINA (IT)
Available for Europe
OUTLAW TROUBADOUR HOBO

PHILIP BRADATSCH (D)
Available for Europe (solo + full band)
FOLK SINGER – indierock

RUSTY STRING (B)
Available for Europe
“ACOUSTIC FOLK ROOTS PUNK”

AUBERTIN (FR)
European tour December 2020 = postponed to 2021
Folksinger- FROM SOUL TO TOE –

Cheers, Kurt & team Rootstown

Rootstown Bookings

www.rootstown.be 

bookings@rootstown.be

+32 495 53 53 08