NEWS

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April 2018

The first tours of the year started great, thanks to all for the support.
The Rootstown headquarters are refurnished and ready for some extra booking skills, our 2 tourvans and backline are ready for the road and we are focussing on all the Spring, Summer, Fall & even Winter tours for 2018.

We also took our time to listen to all the great bands who sent us their music and info. We already know 2019 will be a blast.

We are happy to announce we added an extra Americana-roots musician to our roster. Please welcome J. Aubertin (FR).
And we have some great news for fans of some real rocking garage-billy as we will be the European booking agent for Screamin’ Rebel Angels (US). This New York outfit will be rocking your stages in November/December 2018.

2019 tours are getting in the pipelines, more news about the bands/musicians we’ll be getting on the EU-roads will follow soon.

Lorin Walker Madsen would like to thank everyone who helped him and his band The Hustlers on their first ever European tour. It was a great experience seeing them rocking all these great venues.
The Blues Against Youth (IT) started his short Benelux tour in April 2018. The Dinosaur Truckers are currently touring for 2 weeks all over Benelux & Germany. Sinners & Saints are ready to hit the road for their 1st EU tour ever.

Further in 2018 we are bringing Matt Woods & the Natural Disasters back to Europe and the blues-punk trio The Hooten Hallers will be rocking Europe for their first EU headlining tour. Hopeless Jack is touring again, for the 3rd time already and they invited their friends in Shotgun Sawyer to fly over for their first EU tour ever.

James Hunnicutt & Philip Bradatsch are teaming up again for another European tour in Spring. Steering Ships With Empty Bottles are working on new material and their EU tour is scheduled for June/Juy 2018. Cowboy Bob & Trailer Trash are preparing weekenders all over Benelux to promote their new songs. Same goes for Baby Face Nelson who released their new album on March 16 with a release party at DB’s Utrecht and we’re plannng to get’em to Belgium for a release party too. YAZAN (US) is ready to rock Europe in July 2018.

Jo Carley & the Old Dry Skulls mainland tour is booking fast and we’re happy to have Jason D Thompson and Andrew Ellis on the road again in Summer 2018.

Heathen Apostles, Gothic Americana/Country featuring Mather Louth, Chopper Franklin (The Cramps), Thomas Lorioux (The Kings of Nuthin’) & Luis Mascaro, will be touring August 2018 and are proud to rock WACKEN OPEN AIR and some more great festivals.The Freeborn Brothers will be performing on a lot of great events and are available in Spring & Summer too. In October/November 2018 The Freeborn brother will be celebrating thir 5th anniversary with some heavy touring.

The Sextones, high desert soul from Reno Nevada, is preparing the bookings for their first EU tour.

Jesse Bardwell & the free union European will be on the EU roads this Fall. Jesse will be teamed up with Elliot Peck (Midnight North & the Phil Lesh & The Terrappin band), Grahame Lesh (son of Phil Lesh from The Grateful Dead) & Paul Figueroa. This tour will run in the 2nd part of October 2018.

The first 2019 addition is a fact; Serious Sam Barret (UK) will be touring mainland Europe in July 2019.

Bookings for all these tours are open.

Cheers, team Rootstown

March 2018

March started with some heavy Winter weather but didn’t stop us to start our touring season.
February gave us some time to refurnish the Rootstown headquarters, getting our 2 tourvans and backline ready for the road and focus on all the Spring and Summer tours for 2018.

We also took our time to listen to all the great bands who sent us their music and info. We already know 2019 will be a blast. 

We are happy to announce we added YAZAN (US) to our booking roster for Belgium, July 2018. And the first 2019 addition is a fact; Serious Sam Barret (UK) will be touring mainland Europe in July 2019.

Lorin Walker Madsen started touring Europe for the first time ever, backed up by his great band The Hustlers. The Blues Against Youth will do a short Benelux tour in April 2018. The Dinosaur Truckers are booked for a 2 weeks tour all over Benelux & Germany. Sinners & Saints are ready to hit the road for their 1st EU tour ever.

Further in 2018 we are bringing Matt Woods & the Natural Disasters back to Europe and the blues-punk trio The Hooten Hallers will be rocking Europe for their first EU headlining tour. Hopeless Jack is touring again, for the 3rd time already and they invited their friends in Shotgun Sawyer to fly over for their first EU tour ever.

James Hunnicutt & Philip Bradatsch are teaming up again for another European tour in Spring. Steering Ships With Empty Bottles are working on new material and their EU tour is scheduled for June/Juy 2018. Cowboy Bob & Trailer Trash are preparing weekenders all over Benelux to promote their new songs. Same goes for Baby Face Nelson who will release their new album on March 16 with a release party at DB’s Utrecht and we’re plannng to get’em to Belgium for a release party too.

Jo Carley & the Old Dry Skulls mainland tour is booking fast and we’re happy to have Jason D Thompson and Andrew Ellis on the road again in Summer 2018.

Heathen Apostles, Gothic Americana/Country featuring Mather Louth, Chopper Franklin (The Cramps), Thomas Lorioux (The Kings of Nuthin’) & Luis Mascaro, will be touring August 2018 and The Freeborn Brothers will be performing on a lot of great events and are available in Spring & Summer too. In October/November 2018 The Freeborn brother will be celebrating thir 5th anniversary with some heavy touring.

The Sextones, high desert soul from Reno Nevada, is preparing the bookings for their first EU tour.

Last but not least we agreed on booking the next Jesse Bardwell & the free union European tour. Jesse will be teamed up with Elliot Peck (Midnight North & the Phil Lesh & The Terrappin band), Grahame Lesh (son of Phil Lesh from The Grateful Dead) & Paul Figueroa. This tour will run in the 2nd part of October 2018.

Bookings for all these tours are open.

Cheers, team Rootstown

16 February 2018

We are happy to announce the line-up for this great festival. 
We are looking forward to meet you all in Arlon on April 6/7, 2018

More info & tickets: click the flyer!

foto van Romain Trigaux.

2 January 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR & best wishes to you! We hope this year will be great with a lot of awesome shows. Let’s start the year with some hot news and a lot of cool stuff coming soon.

Lorin Walker Madsen will be touring Europe for the first time ever, backed up by his great band The Hustlers. The Blues Against Youth will do a short Benelux tour in April 2018. The Dinosaur Truckers are booked for a 2 weeks tour all over Benelux & Germany. Sinners & Saints are ready to hit the road for their 1st EU tour ever.

Further in 2018 we are bringing Matt Woods & the Natuaral Disasters back to Europe and the blues-punk trio The Hooten Hallers will be rocking Europe for their first EU headlining tour. Hopeless Jack is touring again, for the 3rd time already and they invited their friends in Shotgun Sawyer to fly over for their first EU tour ever.

James Hunnicutt & Philip Bradatsch are teaming up again for another European tour in Spring. Steering Ships With Empty Bottles are working on new material and their EU tour is scheduled for June/July 2018. Cowboy Bob & Trailer Trash are preparing weekenders all over Benelux to promote their new songs. Same goes for Baby Face Nelson, who released new singles and will hit the road with their new album soon.

We added Jo Carley & the Old Dry Skulls to our roster and we’re happy to have Jason D Thompson and Andrew Ellis on the road again in Summer 2018.

Heathen Apostles, Gothic Americana/Country featuring Mather Louth, Chopper Franklin (The Cramps), Thomas Lorioux (The Kings of Nuthin’) & Luis Mascaro, will be touring August 2018 and The Freeborn Brothers will be performing on a lot of great events and are available in Summer too.

The Sextones, high desert soul from Reno Nevada, is preparing the bookings for their first EU tour.

Bookings for all these tours are open.

Cheers, team Rootstown

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.
http://www.jessebardwell.bandcamp.com/album/jesse-bardwell-and-the-free-union-2

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.

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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

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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.

The European tour with THE KOUNTRY KITTENS BURLESQUE (USA) feat. SAMUEL ST SAMUEL (USA) is going GREAT.

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
THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH (IT)
Booking October 2016
“…raw, gritty blues coupled with dirty, primitive rock’n’roll and outsider country”

PHILIP BRADATSCH (D)
Booking Benelux October 2016
“FOLK SINGER”

FRED RASPAIL (FR)
Benelux-Germany tour October/December 2016
one man band French singer songwriter

PINE STREET RAMBLERS (USA)
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!

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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 http://www.rootstownbookings.com .

upcoming tours:
2016:
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

avails:
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
THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH: October 2016
Clint Westwood: November 2016
The Blue Chevys
Baby Face Nelson
The Blue Eyed Bandits
Pine Needle Miners
Little Roman & The Dirty Cats

2017:
avails
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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/541524382669268/

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:

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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

HOPELESS JACK (USA))
European tour March 2017
Low Down Dirty Roots & Roll

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

FRED RASPAIL (FR)
Benelux-Germany tour October 2016
one man band French singer songwriter

CLINT WESTWOOD (USA)
European tour November 2016
California Cult Country

DARREN DEICIDE (USA)
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:

CLINT WESTWOOD (USA)
European tour November 2016
California Cult Country

DARREN DEICIDE (USA)
European tour October 2016
Infernal Juke House Blues

JAMES HUNNICUTT (USA) & PHILIP BRADATSCH (GER)
European tour June 2016
singersongwriter/folksinger/roots

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