December 7th saw the publication of the very first issue of the first-ever Estonian guitar magazine, somewhat shockingly titled Kitarr. Among many other things, the current issue includes three pieces by Andres Roots: a story on ROMU amps, a closer look at Black River Bluesman's Lowebow triplenecker cigar box baritone, and a beginner's guide to slide guitar (below). Stay tuned for the next installment due in March! ;)
How to choose a slide & other stories by Andres Roots.
Kitarr also contains a lengthy review of "Leigh's Spider Jam" by award-winning author Sven Vabar and a comic strip by Steve Lury & ARR and Rajaajaja bassist Peeter Piik, who in turn reviews Riho Sibul's latest.
There were two further reviews of "Leigh's Spider Jam" published during the week: Margus Haav discusses it in the Estonian Muusika magazine and Luc Meert in Belgium's Rootstime.be. For quotes, please see The Hopefully Very Nearly Complete List Of Reviews Published Since November 2010.
Andres Roots Roundabout played their last gig of 2011 on December 8th; their first batch of international shows for 2012 ought to be announced next week!