You have all read the info about the festival and bands for day one, so we’re just gonna jump right in for day two!
We open up the field to you all at ten in the morning for breakfast. Do not forget to buy your breakfast tickets on friday!!!! We’ll give you some time to wake up and work on that hangover before we start with the music…
ST= Side Stage
CTS = Cowboy Trash Stage
MIKE WEST (UK) 13.15 ST
Mike is a young guitar slinger from across the sea, maybe you have run into him on his last european tour a couple months ago. If you did, you know what to expect. Great songs with a powerful voice, just him and his guitar…
HANGMAN’S DAUGHTER (USA/SWE) 14.05 CTS
Yeah I know, it is still way early for this kinda dark music, but hey… If you can’t enjoy in the sunshine how are you gonna remember it while drunk and down? Slow running, dark folk music fronted by Anna Mandrax, who has the voice of an angel… A dark angel… I hope you take your time to really listen to their songs, that is what they are made for, listening and taking them in.
KING MOROI (GER) 14.55 ST
These German psychobilly lads have been going hard these last few years. Opening up for so many legendary bands, they sure have learned how to entertain an audience. The played at the second Pirate Farm Fest and where loved by all, even those that hate psychobilly… I think that says enough about the quality!
THE REDEMPTION’S COLTS (BE) 15.45 CTS
It finally worked out to get these guys on our stage! If there is one alternative bluegrass band in Belgium you should see it is these guys! Unbelievable fast picking, amazing songwriting and a kick-ass attitude on stage! Come dance with us!
THE DEVIL’S TRADE (HUN) 16.40 ST
This will be an exclusive show, we are flying this gentleman in just for this one!!! Why you ask? BECAUSE HE IS THAT GOOD!!! You don’t come around Doom Folk like this often, the stellar songwriting and performance of this man is almost out of this world. He has been on tour with black metal bands, dark electro acts and never did he feel out of place. I can’t wait to see the look on all your faces when he plays his songs for us.
TRIXIE & THE TRAINWRECKS (USA/UK) 17.40 CTS
With a new album out on Voodoo Rhythm Records you know we got you a good one! A fine mix between blues and country music, that is what Trixie and Charlie will deliver. Guitar, drum and harmonica, nothing more is needed to make this a great party… Oh wait, it is Charlie’s birthday, make sure to dance extra sexy for the man!
HéTTEN DéS (BE) 18.40 ST
The boys are BACK! This band around the LEGENDARY JOHHNY TRASH will play you some kick-ass cuntry tunes, made for drinking and dancing. With albums released on Drunkabilly Records you know they are golden.
THE MANESS BROTHERS (USA) 19.40 CTS
Holy Crow! I’ve seen these brothers for the first time in America last year and was blown away by the energy they put up on stage. Dirty, smelly garage blues reminding me of The Monsters and so on. It is damn fucking cool to have them play at our little festival!
20 WATT TOMBSTONE (USA) 20.40 ST
So after The Maness Brothers the garage blues madness does not stop! Same set up, two guys, same genre, totally different style… And just as good! 20 Watt Tombstone infuse a big spark of stoner in their garage blues and that results in a heavy as fuck sound! Prepare to shake your head and booty!
Just so you know, they come endorsed by Gretsch Guitars…
HEATHEN APOSTLES (USA) 21.45 CTS
Bloodgrass is what they call it, and I think that sounds about right. With members from The Cramps, Kings of Nuthin’ and Christian Death this is going to be something special! What can you expect? Think theatrical, dark atmospheres with supreme songwriting and musicianship.
MOONSHINE WAGON (ESP) 22.55 ST
Our friends from Spain are back!!!! And we are happy as fuck to have them close down the Side Stage this year. Folk Punk is frowned upon I have heard because of trainkids and crusties… Fuck those trustfund losers! These guys are the real deal! They where a big hit on their last American tour and put a bunch of bands in their place with their sublime songs. The new album is so damn good, so make sure you pick it up a the merch table.
THE PINE BOX BOYS (USA) 00.05 CTS
We are going out with a big BANG! We take pride in providing you the best bands around and when it comes to headliners you know we stand our ground! If there is one band on this planet that can claim the tittle of godfathers of murderfolk, gothic americana or whatever name you want to put on it, it is these guys! With six full length albums released they have such a huge discography to choose songs from to bring you the ultimate party!
So there you have it… All the bands… Now get your ass over to the ticketlink and buy a them!
Remember, kids up to 14 years old get in for free. Leave your pets at home, and don’t be a dick… We want this to be a party for everyone. No politics, no religion, no bullshit. Just come and have a good time with friends!
Bring cash money, there is no ATM on the field.
Folk and roots music artists have always been singing about the devil or the darker side of our existence, we all know how Robert Johnson sold his soul at the crossroads, but in the end good always prevails over evil. Jesus is lord and God can be an asshole from time to time, but when you need him the most he’ll be there is what seems to be the general message in most of these “spiritual” songs. How you deal with this is your own personal choice.
Then there are the murder ballads, but even here the bad guy still is the bad guy and gets what he deserves in the end.
But not all artists in todays roots or folk scene walk that righteous path. As for many the devil is an inspiration to write songs, for some it is a way of life…
Chicago born Darren Deicide is one of these rare specimen. Bluesman, lindyhop dance instructor and Satanist. Darren is a warlock in the Church of Satan and spokesman for the organization. Now before you get all scared and start hiding your children in fear of them being sacrificed to the horned one down below, relax, it’s not what you think. I have been looking into Darren and he seems to be a really nice and intelligent human being walking his own path in live. And furthermore he’s a great musician! I contacted Darren to see if he was OK that I mentioned him in this article and he was more than fine with it. In the near future we’ll do an interview with him and a review of his new 7″.
At first you would think his music has nothing to do with Satan or Satanism, it’s not black metal folks… But if you really listen to it and know a little about the COS you can clearly hear what’s it all about. His music sounds dark, maybe blasphemous, but even if you don’t agree with his way of thinking, I assure you that his songs will make you dance. With nothing more than a guitar and a stomp box he’ll take you on a wild ride to hell and back (this phrase is totally justified here!).
King Dude aka T.J. Cowgill from Seattle is not your average folk musician, his music can be labeled more neo-folk than anything else, but I still think he fits this piece. “Pagan-fueled folk wrapped tight with outsider Americana” as he describes it himself is about as close it will get. He has a long history in black and death metal, but that alone is not why he’s featured here. He’s a Luciferean and very open about it.
He recently was crowned ambassador of the Greater Church of Lucifer and is very proud of this. While he was spreading wisdom and light with his music, he now also can marry people in Luciferian weddings. He recently toured Europe and as expected I could not make it to any of his shows. One day I hope to be present for one of his performances If you like dark, doomed filled folk music check out his albums and gaze into the dark abyss he creates.
Amigo The Devil, while I know nothing about Danny Kiranos’ spiritual walk of live, fits perfect in this write-up. Why you ask? Well, because where most murder ballads seem to end badly in the end for the perpetrator Danny often writes from their point of view and this makes his songs extremely dark and intense. When you listen to “The Recluse” (about Ed Gein) you can almost feel him stalking you in a dark alley before he wears your skin as a three-piece suit. Or just take a listen to “Dahmer does Hollywood”, this banjo driven song, with its amazing clever lyrics, will send shivers down your spine.
disclaimer: (the website) Old Style Music Nights is not connected to any religion, cult, church or whatever… Thank you.
Art, it’s a personal thing. Some folks hate what you like, others love what you hate. Graffiti to some is vandalism, to me it’s art, same thing with tattoos… Inny and me are not rich, we both have our jobs, we’re doing fine. You don’t need to be rich to own art. There are so many great artists in the world that you will never see in a museum, but that are worth supporting. And that means buying their stuff. Or talking about them to other people. We like to buy some from time to time.
A couple of years ago I bought my first piece, it was a one-off original Doug Dorr. Doug is an amazing Kustom Kulture artist who makes kick ass stuff. He does pinstriping, tiki art, paintings… His signature Kool Tools stuff is something to look out for. I bought a piece from him in person at the Bottrop Kustom Kulture Meeting in Germany. It still has a spotlight place in our livingroom. Last year I bought a washboard made by Piss Poor Washboards. They do wood burning and paint on, as the name says, washboards. Those old things your grandmother used to use to get her undies clean… We’re not gonna talk about your grandmothers undies, I don’t care what a looker she was back in the days, now she’s just old and it’s a little gross to even think about it. I was so grateful when it came in the mail, I played it untill our dogs where howling and barking at me to stop. I’m not a good washboard player. Thank you furry kids for pointing that out.
The reason for this “art” post is because I wanted to let you guys know about a certain lady that I’m proud of to call a friend. Wendi D Story, also known as Queen Monkey from North Carolina, USA. I think Wendi and me first got in contact through Facebook, for so many of us this medium has been the start of great friendships with people from all over the world. remember the days when you had to write a letter, post it, and then wait for 4 weeks to get an answer? It was great!
I knew she was one of the people working for Farmageddon Records, as I would get personal thank you notes with every order we made (I wish I kept those), but the first time we really talked in person was last year at Muddy Roots Festival 2013 in Cookeville, Tennessee. The year before that, in 2012, we talked because I was buying merch at the Farm merch stand, but that was about shirts and cd’s, I didn’t even told her who I was. I knew who she was, and I also knew who that little big mouth lady next to her was. I don’t know why when I look back at it, but it was a little intimidating talking to them our first time at the festival. I think it’s just in our nature as Belgian folks to be timid at times when timid is needed. But over those two years we started talking on Facebook and developed a friendship. I think we just clicked to use a cliché…
Back to art… Inny and me are married for seven years, July 14th, according to our friend Laila, we celebrated our fluffy or feathery wedding anniversary. I wanted to do something special, I wanted a gift that would last a lifetime. And yes… I can do things in the bedroom, and no they don’t last a lifetime. They last about 30 minutes… “Send Wendi a message!” that was the plan. Ask her to make something that Inny would like. Even after seven years of marriage and 14 years as a couple it’s hard to find the perfect gift. But I had it! A piece of art, done by a friend, something dark, something satanic, something with a camera, something something… That was pretty much the info I gave Wendi.
She was stoked on doing it, and what I’ve heard from the little big mouth girl, aka Wee One Dawn (HUGE in personality, I love you girl), she was also very nervous about this. What’s there to be nervous about, you’re an artist, you create art, you snap your fingers and there it is… No? Making art is not like flapping butt cheeks and farting it out? Damn, if it was, I would be a master and you would see my farts in the Louvre in Paris.
We all know better than my nonsense, Wendi is dedicated to what she does. Being it with her artwork, Glitter Bomb Burlesque (with the little big mouth girl) or the tattoo and piercing shop she owned and worked at.
We saw each other again on Thursday, august 28, the first day of Muddy Roots 2014. The day of the last show of Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band. We arrived late, Wendi and me crossed eyes, hugged and knew what it was all about. “Tomorrow afternoon, bring Inny, let’s do this!” Fast forward… Friday around 3 in the afternoon, we joined Austin and Heather of The Hangdog Hearts at their merch table which was in the same tent as the Farmageddon merch. Wendi and I looked at each other and knew it was time. She was nervous, I could tell, I was nervous, I could smell. Inny didn’t know shit… The moment she pulled out the piece, I was flabbergasted, it was not what I was expecting, not at all, but I did fall in love with it on the spot. I called Inny over, she still had no idea what was going on. I told her I asked Wendi to make something for her. She didn’t really say anything when she saw it. I had to ask her if she liked it, and she didn’t really answer me… I don’t think she even thanked Wendi… I know she loved it, I could see it in her eyes, but I think she was just, I don’t know what she was thinking… I’m a man, we don’t know what girls think… Fuck it, she loved it! (Editor’s note: yes Tom, I did love it at first sight and sorry Wendi, I was really jetlagged that day and that causes social malfunctions in my brain. In other words, sometimes I just react awkward)
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