Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Finland This Week: Lahti & Kouvola

The Bottleneck Guitar Trendsetters will hit the road this week: slide guitarists Jim Roberts (USA), Ismo Haavisto (FIN) and Andres Roots (EST) with Matias Partanen (FIN) on drums will be appearing at the Juuri ja Juuri Roots Music Festival in Lahti on May 6 (showtime: 8 p.m.) and at Pub 23 in Kouvola on May 7 (showtime: 3 p.m.).

Meanwhile, the "Roots Music" LP is still #3 in the charts:

1 (2) Arvo Pärt “Lapsepõlve lood”
2 (1) Eeva Talsi & Juhan Aru “Vähemalt täna”
3 (3) Andres Roots “Roots Music”
4 (8) Jäääär “Jäääär 25”
5 NEW Kadri Voorand Quartet “Armupurjus”
6 (6) Reket “Tuule tee”
7 NEW PJ Harvey “The Hope Six Demolition Project”
8 (7) Iggy Pop “Post Pop Depression”
9 (4) Curly Strings “Üle ilma”
10 (5) Trad.Attack! “Ah!”

The April 28 blues history lecture and concert in Pärnu were a blast - here's a few photos by Leif Laaksonen:


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Green label 2nd press!

Great news: green label 2nd press copies of "Roots Music" are on the way! With some stores already out of stock by the time last week's Estonian album chart was aired on Raadio 2, the album amazingly managed to stay in the top 3 for another week - here's this week's Eesti Müügitabel:

1 (3) Eeva Talsi & Juhan Aru “Vähemalt täna”
2 (2) Arvo Pärt “Lapsepõlve lood”
3 (1) Andres Roots “Roots Music”
4 (5) Curly Strings “Üle ilma”
5 (7) Trad.Attack! “Ah!”
6 (8) Reket “Tuule tee”
7 (6) Iggy Pop “Post Pop Depression”
8 (10)  Jäääär “Jäääär 25”
9 RE-ENTRY David Bowie “Blackstar”
10 NEW Deftones “Gore”

So come get your signed copy of "Roots Music" in Pärnu this Thursday, April 28: Andres Roots' free blues history lecture starts at the central library 5 p.m. and his birthday concert kicks off at Kohvik Versus at 8, with special guests Rivo Kajo & Üllar Kallau!