December 6, 2017:
Hello, it’s been a while since we posted some news, but finally we have some great news for y’all.
Heathen Apostles (USA) and Rootstown are teaming up for their 1st European tour in August 2018.
Bookings are open now, click here for more info
The Heathen Apostles are proud to announce the release of Bloodgrass Vol. I, their new 5 song EP out Friday, Dec 15th on Ratchet Blade Records. The EP is the band’s expression of their influences, both Americana and Gothic, and combines both originals and their unique takes on their favorite songs. They plan on making the Bloodgrass EPs a reoccurring series, situated between their regular full length album releases.
Lead vocalist Mather Louth states, “To me, Bloodgrass Vol. I represents a concise and effective marriage of both ends of the Heathen sonic spectrum: from the fire and brimstone of Death Came A Ridin’ to the haunting lull of Summertime, this EP has something for every Heathen fan. It has also been a true joy to record Dark Days, a melody I had written years ago and now has been fully realized thanks to the band.”
Click here to stream the Bloodgrass Vol.1 EP
“The Bloodgrass series of EPs is our way of demonstrating the passion we have for the music that has formed the way the Heathen Apostles recordings come to be. Bluegrass, gothic rock, country blues; whatever we come up with we’ll release,” says Heathen Apostles’ guitarist and producer Chopper Franklin.
Indeed, the EP includes their darkened take of Doc Watson’s bluegrass version of the Gershwin classic Summertime, as well as a moving reading of Darrell Scott’s gut-wrenching You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive. Add these to the three Gothic Americana originals: Death Came a Ridin’ (revisiting the dangerous territory of prior favorites The Reckoning and Death’s Head), Dark Days (country-tinged gypsy jazz) and Lady in Gold (a haunting melody sung over driving bluegrass instrumentation).
Dark Days will be the first music video from Bloodgrass Vol. I, it will be directed by the band and shot deep in the woods at an undisclosed location.

May 3 – 2017:
Dylan Walshe European tour was a blast. Make sure to catch him at Muddy Roots Europe, June 23-24-25, 2017, Waardamme Belgium

Kountry Kittens feat. Vincent Slegers tour starts on May 4, looking forward to see all their fans abroad.

Jesse Bardwell & The Free Union released their NEW EP today.
Check it out on their bandcamp page.

February 3 – 2017: Yeehaw… that’s how we support our touring bands.
We spend all the money we made last year on a newer tourvan.
Should arrive by the end of this month, so let’s get it on the road.
If anyone in need of a tourvan, yes we have 2 available soon, get in touch.

Ford Transit, 2012, 2.2 Turbo Diesel, 6 seats, NAVI, airco, cruise controll, radio-cd-mp3, handsfreekit, bluetooth, central locking, electric windows and mirrors, ABS….. I guess it’s FULL option, haha!
Cheers, Kurt & Rootstown


January 28 – 2017: 2017 will ba a BLAST!

Rootstown Bookings is proud to offer you the best in underground roots music scene.
2017 will be a blast as we host several festivals and became steady partners for more and more (local) clubs, promotors, events.
Feel free to check our upcoming tours HERE

September 13 – 2016: touring is soo much FUN + update concerts 2016.


Update Rootstown concerts in Aarschot:
05/10/2016, 20:00: Rootstown Dankfeest with Pine Street Ramblers & Darren Deicide
Gasthuisshuur Aarschot, free entrance

11/11/2016, 20:00: Roots In De Herfst: more info soon
De Klinker Club, Aarschot

17/12/2016, 19:00: Winter Rumble with Fred Raspail, Baby Face Nelson & The Blue Chevys + afterparty with Rude Boys Outta Jail Soundstation
Grote Markt, Aarschot, free entrance

August 21 – 2016: bookings for OCTOBER
Booking October 2016
“…raw, gritty blues coupled with dirty, primitive rock’n’roll and outsider country”

Booking Benelux October 2016

Benelux-Germany tour October/December 2016
one man band French singer songwriter

October 2016
Good Time Acoustic Roots

July 10 – 2016: Update Roots In Het Park

Door het annuleren van Pine Needle Miners waren we genoodzaakt om op zoek te gaan naar een waardige vervanger.

We zijn maar al te blij dat we hiervoor zelfs helemaal lokaal konden gaan en we zijn dan uitermate trots dat we U allen deze kersverse roots-folk-grass kunnen aanbieden als waardige vervanger.

Met als leden Stefaan Knaps (Black Cat Bone Squad), Leinders Johan(Black Cat Bone Squad, The Blue Eyed Bandits) en ‘Sjelle’ Michel Cypers(The Blue Eyed Bandits) kunnen we een energieke mix van eigen werk en enkele traditionals verwachten.

Contrabas, gitaar, banjo, mandoline, zang….. alles netjes verpakt in een mooie roots-combo!

The sad hill outfit is ready to rock!!!!

June 30 – 2016: Ditchrunners on the road / Pirate Farm Fest / Rootstown T-shirts

This weekend we’ll be rocking The 1ste edition of Pirate Farm Fest and we invite you all to check the merch boot as we will have the NEW Rootstown “LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM” T-shirts for sale!

poster pirate farm fest

love music hate racism back

The Ditchrunners tour is going well, check the little road movie they made.

June 23 – 2016: updates tours & band avails

I’m working on several tours for summer, autumn 2016 and we started booking for 2017 too. Feel free to check all the bands/musicians on .

upcoming tours:
On the road now/very soon:
The Ditchrunners: June/July 2016: on the road NOW, fully booked
James Hunnicutt & Philip Bradatsch: June 2016: on the road NOW: fully booked
Andrew Ellis: July 2016: fully booked

Jet-sons: August 2016
The Freeborn Brothers: August 2016
Gipsy Rufina: August 2016
Kountry Kittens feat Samuel St Samuel: September 2016
Pine Street Ramblers: October 2016
The Redemption’s Colts: October 2016
Darren Deicide: October 2016
Fred Raspail: October & December 2016
Clint Westwood: November 2016
The Blue Chevys
Baby Face Nelson
The Blue Eyed Bandits
Pine Needle Miners
Little Roman & The Dirty Cats

Hopeless Jack: March 2017
Dylan Walshe: April 2017
Screamin’ Rebel Angels: August 2017

June 22 – 2016: Ditchrunners tours is running + announcement Winterfeest 2016

Yeehaw, last Sunday, June 19, we finally started the Ditchrunners tour.
It’s going insanely well and it’ll be a KILLER for the next 3 weeks.

We got official confirmation for Winterfeest 2016 on December 17 at ‘Grote markt’ Aarschot. We are working on the line-up, but expect a ‘special’ one as we are in touch with some amazing international performers.

June 18 – 2016: James Hunnicutt & Philip Bradatsch
Today is the start of this great tour:

tourposter with dates james & philip 2016

June 17 – 2016: Good vs Bad news

Bad news:
Official statement The Ditchrunners

To our deep regret we must inform you that beyond our control our flights have been changed so we are forced to cancel the first concert on our European tour.
We are not at all happy and hope it does not do more harm to the band and our European agent , who both are looking forward very hard to this tour .

The tour will be forced to start on Saturday, June 18th instead of Friday June 17th.

Best regards and our sincere apologies for this inconvenience.

Good news:
The Redemption’s Colts released their 1st album:
Our first record is now available at our shows!! Get yours!!
The Redemption’s Colts

May 25 – 2016: new tours added

European tour March 2017
Low Down Dirty Roots & Roll

European tour April 2017
From Stompin’ Blues To Celtic Ballads & All That Folks Between. Acoustic One Man Harmonica Blowin’ Soul.

Benelux-Germany tour October 2016
one man band French singer songwriter

European tour November 2016
California Cult Country

European tour October 2016
Infernal Juke House Blues

April 15, 2016: preview Roots In Het Park
FB banner.jpgMarch 31 – 2016: We are happy to announce we’re once again hosting Roots In Het Park.
This free roots festival will be held on July 21 in the city park of Aarschot.
More info & line-up will follow soon.

March 15 – 2016: We are really sorry to inform you that The Dead Rabbits are forced to cancell their scheduled 2016 European summer tour.
We feel really sorry but we will do our best trying to get’em on tour in 2017.

March 1 – 2016: NEW TOURS added:

European tour November 2016
California Cult Country

European tour October 2016
Infernal Juke House Blues

European tour June 2016