Wednesday 30 november 2022: 

The Hooten Hallers (USA) @ 21u00

(Blues Rock/RocknRoll/Roots Music)

Columbia, Missouri trio The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a seemingly endless tour schedule. The myriad of influences in their music incorporates elements of rhythm & blues, rock’n’roll, honky tonk, jazz, soul, and punk with a thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained. Their live shows take the listener on a seamless ride from unapologetically raucous blues on the lap steel and bass sax, to a sweet three part harmony country ballad, to a romping dance number.

Listeners often detect hints of George Thorogood, Morphine, and Tom Waits, but anyone who has seen The Hooten Hallers live knows that this power trio is unlike anything they’ve experienced before.

John Randall’s demonically-tinged vocals and manic guitar, and Andy Rehm’s screaming falsetto vocals and steady, pounding drum beat keep the band focused on their unique blend of deep blues and country punk. Kellie Everett brings the power with the deep rumble of her baritone and bass saxophones. When The Hooten Hallers come to town, you know it’s gonna be a party!


Sunday 29 January 2023: 

Kody Skye & Joey Henry's Dirty Sunshine Club (USA) @ 15u30

(Folk/Singer-Songwriter/Roots Music)

Joey Henry's Dirty Sunshine Club

Is this still music? One thing is for sure: Joey Henry defies labels. And the Dirty Sunshine Club is photography, pinball machine philosophy, skateboard existentialism, ripped pages from a Kansas diary, and street corner storytelling as much as it is music. Joey himself dubs it simply group therapy. So if anyone still plans to come mainly for the music, the guy can play a tune or two. Or a whole bunch. And he'll tickle unique, reverb-loaded yet rhythmic sound scapes out of his Banjo, his Ukulele, and his guitar that will simply give you the goosebumps.

Kody Skye

Kody Skye gained a nearly mystical status among fans of the Muddy Roots festival. Both as songwriter and bass wildman of the Calamity Cubes. Every year the band is one of the major highlights of the cult festival. What very few know: He impresses solo as well. While he is responsible for the fast, loud and wild bass action with the Cubes, his solo sets take a different route. The silent notes dominate. Some claim he isn’t singing songs. But performs true poetry.

 

 


Sunday 19 March 2023: 

Armano (DE) @ 15u30

(Singer-Songwriter/Blues)

Armano is a barfly, a storyteller whose stories breathe the perennial haze of dark-paneled bunkhouses. At a time when the pubs were tight, the singer from Oporto and the See See Riders sat alone in front of the recording microphone for the first time. 5 Miles Down The Dirt Road is the name of the solo EP and that's what the six songs sound like. Dirty and raw, pervaded by a longing for long nights, muddy shoe soles and the chirping of crickets that wakes the singer up the next day. Armano plays super-cool blues rock, shuffling like a jean, driven by guitar and drums, both recorded by himself, and carried by the characteristic voice that pulsates in our hearts and brains. Only his guitar accompanies him live and a number from the likes of Junior Kimbrough or Charley Patton sneaks into the program every now and then. A Jesus at the bar, a bard of almost forgotten character, a tireless plow horse in the service of the song.

 


Sunday 26 March 2023: 

Bamboozle (UK) @ 15u30

(Rock/Retro/Swing)

Bamboozle is an English rock/retro swing band, formed in Canterbury, Kent in 2016. It was founded by guitarist and songwriter of The Keytones, Jim Knowler (guitar/vocals), and Singer/Double Bass Player, Serena Sykes (bass/vocals), as a project following the break-up of The Keytones. The group got its name from a football report, when Jim, (an avid Arsenal supporter), read that one player Bamboozled the opposition with a stylish move. ‚Äč

Prior to the recording of Bamboozle’s 2016 debut EP Red Right Hand, pedal steel guitarist Dave Kirk (steel/vocals), formerly of The Ian Highland band and drummer Shaun o’Keeffe (drums/vocals), formerly of The Keytones both joined to complete the line up.

The band initially performed in Kent, UK but quickly expanded to performing throughout the UK and Europe. O’Keefee left the band in early 2017, to be replaced by Darrell Higham’s long-term drummer, Les Curtis (drums/vocals).

 


Friday 7 april 2023: 

Pete Bernhard

(of The Devil Makes Three)

&

Clyde McGee

(of Bridge City Sinner) 

(USA) @ 21u30

(Blues/Folk/Singer Songwriter)

 

Pete Bernhard is the singer and main songwriter for the band The Devil Makes Three and has been touring the US, Canada and Europe for nearly 18 years. He hails from a small community in southern Vermont with a family rife with musicians. His father was a singer and songwriter, his brother attended Berklee School of Music, and his aunt was a local folk musician. Immersed in music at a young age, he was drawn to older, traditional finger picking blues and folk music. In 2001, Pete headed to Washington State, where he formed a duo with a childhood friend Cooper McBean and began touring the west coast. When they broke down in Santa Cruz, California, they stayed with a fellow Vermonter Lucia Turino who was attending college at the University Of Santa Cruz and the band– The Devil Makes Three was born. Pete has three solo records released on his own label Kahn Records and many more with The Devil Makes Three.

Clyde McGee is an Americana and folk performer. The songwriting and style is heavily influenced by early American swing, folk, and Appalachian old time music. Clyde McGee also shreds the banjo in the neo-folk band the Bridge City Sinners. 


Saturday 15 april 2023: 

The Royal Hillbilly Club (NL) @ 21u30

(Bluegrass/Pub Folk/Hillbilly)

Een bruisende cocktail van bluegrass, pub folk en hits met een Hillbilly twist. Daar word je dorstig van! The Royal Hillbilly Club barbecuet hun repertoire als het ware boven een enorm braadrooster en garneren het geheel met een flinke scheut zelfgestookte moonshine en explosieve energie. De band speelt liedjes die tot leven komen in de pub of bij de grill. Dus bestel nog een pint en grijp je maten bij de schouders! De band speelde o.a. in Paradiso en De Melkweg en op vele festivals en feesttenten in binnen- en buitenland én op nationale tv. Deze op hol geslagen stoomtrein komt met de snelheid van de bliksem je kant op en neemt een lading vol feest en plezier voor iedereen met zich mee! 


Sunday 23 april 2023: 

Zachary Lucky (CAN) @ 15u30

(Country/Folk/Roots Music)

The road is no stranger to Canadian country singer Zachary Lucky. He’s used to rolling through hundreds of tour dates a year, sleeping in the back of his car, and playing his heart out in every town he moves through. He’s learned to trust the road, and to trust the gifts it brings. It’s a lesson he learned first from his grandfather, famed Canadian western singer Smilin’ Johnnie Lucky, who was known for relentlessly touring the Arctic regions of the country. In his youth, Zachary Lucky felt free on the road, driving from one town to the next and never staying long. “I never felt the need to come home” he says, “because there was never anything waiting for me there.” Ten years later, he’s got a new outlook on his life and a family waiting for him at home in Ontario. The songs on his new album Midwestern, coming October 18, 2019, grapple with fatherhood, the passage of time, and whether his daughters will grow up knowing the Canadian prairies he still loves. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Lucky finds himself in the company of other Saskatchewan artists like Colter Wall, Deep Dark Woods, and Kacy & Clayton. Why has this rugged Canadian province produced such great roots music? Lucky thinks some of it must come down to the prairie landscape and its people. “There’s something about the Canadian Midwestern people,” he says in explanation. “There’s a strong work ethic, and a kindness to them that you don’t find anywhere else. There’s also something about being in the middle of nowhere, beneath that vast prairie sky, watching it come alive with colour as the sun dips below the horizon.”