NEWS

 

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Newsletter August 2022

Hello dear promotors, friends and fans, how are you doing? Touring season is going on and it has been great so far. Lots of touring bands all over Europe, great events, cool clubs… it looks like it’ll be a good Summer and Fall.

We sincerely thank all the visitors who came to our annual Jazz/Roots In Het Park festivals. Even the pouring rain didn’t keep you in your couches. All bands had a great time and performed at their best. We are looking forward to the 2023 editions already.

The tours for Hymn For Her and Somethingski went great. Lots of response, good shows, great vibes. We started talking to get them back overhere in 2023.

Jo Carley and the Old Dry SkullsNestter Donuts and Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy are getting packed to tour mainland Europe in August/September. All 3 acts are booked at several festivals and clubs all over Europe.

Old Salt got invited to perform at the annual Leonard Cohen event. This event will take place in Ghent, Belgium, on August 5, 6, 7. Mid August the band is travelling to the Neuchatel, CH, Busker festival and will perform some German shows around this fest too. on September 4 they are invited to perform at the Arts & Roots in the Woods festival in Aarschot, Belgium. For Fall 2022, Winter and Fall 2023 the band and their agent Kurt are planning European tours. Bookings are happening now…so get in touch if interested in Appalachian Folk Music, blended with Bluegrass and Americana.

And there’s a new festival in Aarschot: Late Summer Roots. We strongly support this as they booked 3 Rootstown acts for their 1st edition. Go get your tickets now.

Events in the pipeline for 2022: BUSKERfestival Aarschot & Herent, Late Summer Roots, Roots In De Herfst, Atrts & Roots In The Woods, Winterfeest …. + more to come.

Some highlights for Summer where we booked bands on: Picking Bones festival, Rotterdam Bluegrass festival, Roots’n’Roses festival, Muddy Roots Europe festival, Bevrijdingsfestival Vlissingen, Gevarenwinkel Blues- en Rootsfestival, Maifest Lubeck, Street City festival Budapest (linked to Utcazene festival), Ramblin’Roots festival, Helmond Bluesroute, Texel Blues festival, De Kaaij festival, Mout Bierfestivals, Watthaldenfest, Zwarte Cross, Fête de la Musique, Welons festival, Rusticus festival, Late Summer Roots, Wild Rooster festival, Gutter island Copenhagen, Arts & Roots In The Woods, BUSKERfestival, Boskabaal, Schlossfest … and a lot more in the pipeline

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:

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: 

youtube / facebook / instagram / website

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 2022 and 2023.

Vivants (B): New date will be 24 November 2022. 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.

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 2022/2023 + 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 Summer 2022
Americana, roots, folk with a blues twist 

NESTTER DONUTS (ESP)
European tour September/October 2022 + available on request
Flamenco-Trash One-Man-Band on Voodoo Rhythm Records

DAVID NEWBOULD (USA)
European solo tour September/October 2022 + full band tour in 2023
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from Tennessee

JEFFREY HALFORD & THE HEALERS (US)
European tour October 2022
Americana, roots with a blues/soul twist 

SOMETHINGSKI (PL)
2022 tours went great, now booking 2023
From Polish folk, ballads, reggae, dancing hits to rhythmic folk with a hint of punk

TED RUSSEL KAMP (USA)
European tour February 2023
Americana-country-roots music (bass player for Shooter Jennings)

OLD SALT
European tours 2022/2023 + available on request
Americana & Appalachian/European folk music

SHOVELIN STONE (USA)
European tour planned for 2023
Indie Folk Old-Timey Bluegrass

HYMN FOR HER (USA)
European tour Summer 2022 – LAST 4 AVAILABLE DATES!
Hillbilly Blues Rock

CARRIE NATION & THE SPEAKEASY(USA)
European tour Summer 2022
Brass & Grass quintet

YONDER BOYS (INT) – bookings for B/NL/FR
European tour September 2022 & December 2022 + available on request
Acid Folk – Bluegrass

FOG HOLLER (USA) 
European tour planned for Spring 2023, May-June.
Bluegrass – Appalachian Folk Music

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)
Available NOW
Americana-indie-pop/folk

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

VIVANTS (B)
Available NOW
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

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

SOMETHINGSKI (PL) 
Available for Europe
From Polish folk, ballads, reggae, dancing hits to rhythmic folk with a hint of punk

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

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

VINCENT SLEGERS
Available for Europe
Dark Americana – Hill Country Blues

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

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

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

OLD SALT
European bookings
Americana & Appalachian/European folk music

Cheers, Kurt & team Rootstown

Rootstown Bookings

http://www.rootstown.be 

bookings@rootstown.be

+32 495 53 53 08