Acts confirmed for TakeRoot 2019 edition: Drive-By Truckers, The Delines, The Long Ryders, Senora May, Quaker City Night Hawks, Erin Rae, Tyler Ramsey, Caroline Spence, Robert Ellis, Lera Lynn, Willie Watson, Cedric Burnside, Andrew Adkins, Joseph, Lilly Hiatt, Molly Tuttle, Orville Peck, Josh Ritter, Son Volt, A.A. Bondy and The Rails, Garrett T. Caps, Doug Seegers, James Steinle.
8 hours, 24 acts, 6 stages.
During its 22nd edition, TakeRoot once more offers a colorful sample of the permanently meandering stream of American music. Music festival TakeRoot is like a travel through the United States which you haven’t planned too well in advance, but would gladly repeat afterwards. One moment it feels like you’re in an urban Blue Motel, where a lonely singer-songwriter shouts out his sorrow through paper-thin walls, the next you will find yourself in a country barn filled with partying country music lovers. Next stop, you’re surrounded by rock musicians who look like they haven’t set foot outside their cavern club in years.
TakeRoot’s keyword is authenticity. Featuring musicians have one thing in common: they know life’s ups and downs first hand and sing about it with heart and soul. Simply because this is the life they know. They all share the same wish: to make the audience part of their loneliness, pain or joy. These musicians live without a foot on the brake and put their life on the line, although they know life will strike back. Hard, sometimes. TakeRoot lets these stories be heard, told by intimate singer-songwriters or full blast bands, and anyone in between.
Past, Present and Upcoming American Music
TakeRoot is not just a trip across the continent; it also leads you through various eras. It’s no coincidence that the festival carries the subtitle ‘Past, Present and Upcoming American Music’. The United States still is the country of extremes and a melting pot of new ideas. It’s the cradle of most great genres in popular music: blues, rock, country & western, folk, you name it. America’s music has always been able to renew itself, just like its inhabitants: rolling stones & traveling bones.
Program subject to change.