Saturday, September 13, 2014

Rakvere Pics & Hurriganes Tribute

On September 11, Roots & Terep played a concert at the Lääne-Viru County Central Library in Rakvere, promoting their "Trad.alt.blues" album right after Siret Roots' art exhibition opened downstairs. Below are a few photos Siret took during the concert - and also an image of the 2012 book on the 100-year history of the library, which included a photo of one of Andres' earlier visits with Eric "Red Mouth" Gebhardt.

In other news, Tallinn's Outlaw Music is preparing the release of an Estonian tribute album to the legendary Finnish rock band Hurriganes. Andres Roots & Raul Terep were joined in the studio by the fabulous vocalist Mikk Tammepõld (Dramamama, Brides In Bloom) and here's their contribution: a cover of the Hurriganes cover of Ten Years After's "Hear Me Calling" - the album should hit the stores before Christmas:


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Rakvere Show In September!

The "Trad.alt.blues" tour continues in Rakvere, at the Lääne-Viru County Central Library on September 11: Siret Roots' ink drawing exhibition opens there 5 p.m., 5.30 it's time for the concert. Free entry!

Friday, August 15, 2014

"Trad.alt.blues" In Stock!

The CD edition of "Trad.alt.blues" is out and in the stores, at least in Estonia, and it's also digitally available now via Amazon, iTunes, Deezer etc. The day before the release, Kuma Raadio's Andres Põllu did a 30-minute phone interview with Andres Roots about the record and proceeded to play and discuss the whole album track by track on his "Üheplaadilaulud" show, using descriptions such as "Bo Diddley meets The Shadows" (yes, that would have been "Pärnu Hambone"). With Raul Terep currently out of the country, there aren't any Roots & Terep gigs scheduled before September - but there will be some then, and a tour of Finland is also being booked for February 2015...


Tonight, however, Andres Roots & Peeter Piik will be jamming at Power Camp 2014 in Annimatsi, Otepää - the annual American cars event where the Bullfrog Brown story started 14 years ago.  

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Video: Full Set From Pärnu Bluesfest!

Thanks to Mr. Kalev Toom, we now have video of the full set Andres Roots & Raul Terep played at the Pärnu Bluusipäevad festival on July 31st. Tracklist: Bullfrog Medley / Django / Come Together / Build Me A Statue / Moby Duck / Funky Rooster / Wagon Swing / Three Sticks / Hear Me Calling / Seven Nation Army / Sunshine Of Your Love / Pärnu Hambone / Legacy Blues; introduction by Üllar Kallau.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Pärnu Blues Club Footage

Here's Andres Põllu's video of "Bullfrog Medley", as performed by Andres Roots & Andres Mikk on June 21 at the Pärnu Blues Club - that was the Otis Grand night...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pärnu Bluesfest Pics

Üllar Kallau introducing Roots & Terep. Photo: Kalev Toom

Photo: Kalev Toom

Photo: Kalev Toom

Photo: Margus Linnakivi

Photo: Margus Linnakivi

With Black River Bluesman. Photo: Kalev Toom