NEWS

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August 2020 

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

We were ready for a covid-proof Summer but the 2nd wave of COVID-19 forces us to stay a little  bit longer on hold. We feel so sorry for all the events and tours we are forced to cancel.

We hope to see you all as soon as possible.

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 the viral crisis.

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

Events in the pipeline: Buskerfestival 2020 (and yes we have confirmed an extra edition in another city), Rootstown Cinema, Arts & Roots, …. more info asap.

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

Spotlight on the new additions:

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)

A lot of Spring & Summer & Fall 2020 tours have been cancelled.

To keep on supporting our musicians 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 go back on the road after the lockdown. Thanks a lot for the big amount of response. We’re looking forward to have more of these 100% acoustic showcases soon.

Fall/Winter 2020 & 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.

2020 tours: all these bands are beside their planned tours also available on demand 

JIM BOWS & THE FLYCATCHERS (CH)
December 2020
Bluegrass, Americana, Roots & Folk (CH)

EVERYONE IS GUILTY (BE)
European tour November 2020 + available on demand.
Alternative Country, Dark Western

AUBERTIN (FR)

European tour December 2020
Folksinger- FROM SOUL TO TOE –

JO CARLEY AND THE OLD DRY SKULLS (UK)
European tour Nov/Dec 2020
Combines the voodoo rhythms of 1930’s ska, and the blues with old-timey vaudeville cabaret!

TRIXIE & THE TRAINWRECKS
Now booking Fall 2020
Vooodoo Rhythm based Trainwreck Blues

PHILIP BRADATSCH (D)
European solo tour October 2020
FOLK SINGER

OLD SALT (US/BE)
European Tour October/November 2020
Americana, where a bit of New Orleans meets a bit of Appalachian and European folk

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

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

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

Bands available for concerts, please ask for avails.

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

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”

Cheers, Kurt & team Rootstown

Rootstown Bookings

www.rootstown.be 

bookings@rootstown.be

+32 495 53 53 08

CORONA-proof Summer!

Hello dear friends and fans, while COVID-19 has kept us in lockdown for the last few weeks, we are gradually seeing the end of the tunnel as more and more restrictions are lifted and/or relaxed. We sincerely hope that we can start touring again as soon as possible.

Now the restrictions are getting less tight on having live music we are ready to book our bands at your events for this Summer.
Therefor we invite you all to check our European bands as we have a lot of great bands available and willing to ROCK your event.
info & bookings: PM our agent Kurt
cheers, team Rootstown

Spotlight on avails for Summer 2020:

Old Salt (USA/B): bluegrass – folk from Belgium with US-singer (living in Berlin)

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)

Jim Bows & The Flycatchers (CH): bluegrass, americana, roots & folk

Everyone is Guilty (B): dark western, americana, alternative country

Aubertin (FR): folksinger

Jo Carley & The Old Dry Skulls (UK): combines the voodoo rhythms of the 1930’s ska and blues with old-timey vaudevelle cabaret.

Trixie & The Trainwrecks (US/UK): Voodoo Rhythm-based trainwreck blues (all members are living in Berlin)

Serious Sam Barret (UK): folksinger

The Freeborn Brothers (PL): gipsy-hobo-folk-grass

The Big Swamp (D): swamp-blues

The Blues Against Youth (IT): raw & gritty blues, one-man-band

Gipsy Rufina (IT): folk troubadour

Philip Bradatsch (D): solo = folksinger, with band = indierock with a roots twist

Our new project, Rootstown Busking Team, is also ready for a re-start. We’re looking forward to have more of these 100% acoustic showcases soon.

Belgian & Dutch bands available for concerts, please ask for avails.

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

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.

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

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

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

Planned tours for US bands this Fall 2020:

HEATHEN APOSTLES (US)
European tour September 2020
Southern gothic outlaw country and dark roots music

TEJON STREET CORNER THIEVES (US)
European Tour October 2020
Outlaw blues and Trash-Grass Pioneers

JEFFREY HALFORD & THE HEALERS (US)

European Tour October/November 2020
Americana, roots with a blues/soul twist

OLD SALT (US/BE)
European Tour October/November 2020
Americana, where a bit of New Orleans meets a bit of Appalachian and European folk

Cheers, Kurt & team Rootstown

Rootstown Bookings

www.rootstown.be 

bookings@rootstown.be

+32 495 53 53 08

HOT NEWS:

Tejon Street Corner Thieves EP-release by Amigo The Devil / Liars Club Records

Outlaw Alt-Folk Group Tejon Street Corner Thieves Create Workaround for COVID-19 Restrictions. Band Continues Delivering Live Music to Uplift Fans with Drive-By Concerts Practicing Safe Social Distancing.

With musicians directly suffering a major blow with canceled tours due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Colorado Springs outlaw blues and trash-grass pioneers Tejon Street Corner Thieves have found a new way to get their music directly to fans via drive-by performances. The band have been using their tour bus and a P.A system to drive through fans neighborhoods to promote their new single “Lay Low”. The band has been connecting through performances inside their tour bus while fans take in the music sitting on their porch in an effort to practice safe social distancing. Since the news broke of the band making pitstops through fans’ neighborhoods, Tejon Street Corner Thieves has received hundreds of requests via their Facebook page for additional tour stops.

Read the article in Metal Injection

Tejon Street Corner Thieves - Lay LowThe Tejon Street Corner Thieves released their new single “Lay Low” online earlier this week.  Recorded at Royal Recording in Colorado Springs, Colorado under the watchful eye of producer Bill Douglas, “Lay Low” bottles up the feelings of being defeated by life and unites listeners with an infectious sing-along chorus that finds the solace inside the darkness. The single is the first taste of new music from the band’s upcoming new EP “Demons”, which is slated for a May 14th release date on a new label called Liars Club formed by Danny Kiranos PKA Amigo the Devil and indie powerhouse Regime Music Group.

 

“Our tour was booked and we were excited to go out and play for fans every night on the road. Then the coronavirus spread across the country and every music venue in the country shut down, causing us to cancel the tour,” commented Connor O’Neal from Tejon Street Corner Thieves. “We got messages from fans saying how bummed out they were that our show had been canceled. We have a small P.A system inside our tour bus that we use while we’re on the road, so we thought it would be fun to drive to a couple of fans’ houses and bring the show to them. It just grew from there and we’ve been able to stay connected with our fans during this pandemic without actually coming into contact with them. We don’t want people to come up to the bus or gather together, but they can sit and listen from their front steps. The safety of our fans is important to us, so we’ve told everyone to keep it limited to the people you live with and we’ve been only playing two songs to ensure that fans don’t gather and potentially spread this virus further.”

Liars Club Records label owners Amigo the Devil and Kevin Zinger added.

Tejon Street Corner Thieves - Liars Club Records “Excited about the first signing to the newly formed label being Tejon. Great music, great people, and clearly the commitment that they have to the music and their fans is incredible. Re-working how live music is delivered to people and literally risking their own health to put a smile on peoples faces during these crazy times shows you the kind of people they are.” said Zinger.

 Amigo the Devil added “It’s a very rare and fortunate opportunity to find a band that is as much of a powerhouse in a live setting as they are while listening at home, alone, dancing, and shouting out the completely un-avoidable and wildly infectious sing-alongs. I knew from the moment we played a show with Tejon for the first time that it was something special and it’s an honor to have them as the first addition to the family we’re expanding into. This group, this label, this whatever you want to call it is a goal I’ve had to build something in unity where we all feel confident and comfortable to be ourselves and know that we aren’t at all alone in our strangeness. There’s no one more fitting than Tejon Street Corner Thieves to be a part of it and we’re grateful they’re on board. They’re just such good dudes too, it’s unreal haha.”

Amigo The Devil: ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY:

Tejon Street Corner Thieves - Amigo The Devil

From the moment I started playing shows and meeting other bands, I knew this music thing was a world I didn’t want to exist apart from. Aside from touring and recording for Amigo, we’ve been working on other ways to expand the family aspect of what we all do and organize all these pieces into an actual puzzle. I’m so happy to say that one of those goals, Liars Club Records, is now alive with the first members to give it breath, Tejon Street Corner Thieves! Their new single “Lay Low” is out now and it’s a damn pleasure to be so close with these kind, hilarious and accomplished song-writers. Every song they create is witty, catchy as hell and if you haven’t seen them live yet… you will. It’s explosive and high-energy and I just love them haha. Welcome to the Liars Club! Check out “Lay Low” from their upcoming E.P. at https://fanlink.to/tejonlaylow, then go back and listen through their back catalog to get ready for “Demons” out on 5/14 ❤

 

The Tejon Street Corner Thieves hail from the Colorado Rockies and forged their original brand of whiskey roots from the ground up. Honing their craft on the streets, they swiftly gained recognition from the music community with Colorado Springs Gazette awarding the band with their “Best of the Springs” award, the Pikes Peak Art Council hailed the group as “Best In Show” in 2017, and in 2018 the Colorado Springs Independent dubbed them “Best Original Band”. As a nationally touring act, the band has become notorious for their shenanigans and over the top live performances. The Tejon Street Corner Thieves consistent show schedule and heart filled showmanship have captured the hearts of fans and created a cult-like following.

 

European bookings:

Rootstown

www.rootstown.be

bookings@rootstown.be

+32 495/53 53 08

Cheers, team Rootstown

Rootstown Bookings – www.rootstownbookings.combookings@rootstown.be – +32 495 53 53 08