Thursday, December 5, 2019

Hamina Mosna Blues Tickets On Sale!

Tickets for the Hamina Mosna Blues Festival in Finland went on sale 9 a.m. this morning - in addition to a solo set by Andres Roots, the festival's main concert on May 16, 2020 will feature Erja Lyytinen, Faarao Pirttikangas and the Björninen-Yrjölä Band. Get your tickets HERE!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

"Loch Lomond Blues" Review!

Norman Darwen reviews the "Loch Lomond Blues" live EP in the December issue of Blues in Britain: "He opens with the beautiful (and beautifully recorded) slightly ragtime flavoured number '4am Hot Dog', following it up with a bass string snapping slide guitar number 'Jook Jones', with just the slightest trace of Mississippi John Hurt in the picking - nice! 'Spanish Run' has a more modern sound, and it is easy to imagine this as a blues-rock band workout. 'Station Blues Medley' is slow and tough, drawing from Mississippi Fred McDowell and Robert Johnson. In contrast, 'The Sheik of Hawaii' is a marked change of approach, more of a virtuoso piece and boasting different but excellent slide playing, whilst the closing 'Wagon Swing' is richly melodic." While the limited edition CD EP is already sold out, you can still hear it on Spotify!

Meanwhile, The Blues and Roots Music Blog has reviewed James Dalton's "Tartu Jämm" live EP with Andres Roots on guitar and Les Wilson on percussion, calling it "a set that is impressive and appreciated by the live audience." Read the story HERE!