Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sigulda Pics

Here's some picks from the Sigulda Blues Festival in Latvia last Saturday - photos by Iveta Sēbriņa. Next stop: Augustibluus Festival in Haapsalu, August 2nd, 6.30 p.m.!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

"Three!" Launch Webcast Tonight From Sigulda!

It's July 27th and the new album "Three!" is here - launched with a set at the Sigulda Blues Festival in Latvia tonight. The entire festival will be webcast from 3.30 p.m. (GMT +2), with Andres Roots Roundabout taking the stage 7.30, and you can watch it right here:

The album itself will hit the stores next week - the first full-length instrumental release by the band and quite possibly the first album of instrumental guitar blues ever released in Estonia. The band consists of slide guitarists Andres Roots and Martin Eessalu and drummer Raul Terep, with all tunes written by Roots and ranging from blues to swing, rock, and... tango.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ugriblues Pics

A few photos from last weekend's Ugriblues festival in Tallinn - from the two Ismo Haavisto & Andres Roots in Muddy Waters shows, and of Andres jamming with headliner Tuomari Nurmio (a.k.a. Judge Bone) during the latter's set. Pics by Kris Moor and Andres Kütt.

Ismo Haavisto @ Luscher&Matiesen by Andres Kütt

Andres Roots @ Luscher&Matiesen by Andres Kütt

Peeter Piik @ Luscher&Matiesen by Andres Kütt

Matias Partanen @ Luscher&Matiesen by Kris Moor/Kitarr

Ismo Haavisto @ Von Krahl by Kris Moor/Kitarr

Andres Roots @ Von Krahl by Kris Moor/Kitarr

Tuomari Nurmio & Andres Roots @ Luscher&Matiesen by Kris Moor/Kitarr

Monday, July 15, 2013

Ugriblues, Album Tracklist & Zydeco

First & foremost: this coming week, it's time for the Ugriblues Festival in Tallinn - four days of music in four venues, headlined by Honey B & Kuloniemi and Tuomari Nurmio. 

Opening the festival on Thursday, July 18th at Luscher&Matiesen & doing a second show on Friday at Noblessner will be the Ismo Haavisto & Andres Roots in Muddy Waters tribute quartet: Ismo, Andres, Peeter Piik on bass & Matias Partanen on drums.

Please note: Thursday's show will be webcast via the Õhtuleht website, more details soon!

On July 27th, Andres Roots Roundabout will release their first full-length album since 2011's "Leigh's Spider Jam" - also their first full-length instrumental album, and quite possibly the first instrumental guitar blues album released in the Baltics. The tracklist is as follows: Greengrass Stomp / Room Service / Link To Elmore / High Noon / Orient Express / Moby Duck / Saucer Full Of Cream / Three Sticks / Wagon Swing / Miss Carmen James / Onion Boy, and the title is "Three!".

The release party will be held at the Sigulda Blues Festival in Latvia on July 27th, repeated at the Augustibluus Festival in Haapsalu on August 2nd, with more CD presentations to follow in October.

And, last but not least, July 20th will see the release of "Mendocino" - the CD companion to this year's Louisiana Cajun Party in Tampere, Finland. The CD features tracks by Tero Pulkkinen & Augie Meyers, Dave Forestfield, and Black Bay Zydeco Stompers with Andres Roots - including a brand new cover of the Lollipops/Hurriganes classic "I Will Stay".

The first 30 people to order it will get a complimentary copy of last year's Cajun Party release, by BBZS with Ismo Haavisto & Andres Roots... 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

CD Compilation & More Pics

The 2010 track "Stick With You" that features Eric "Red Mouth" Gebhardt on vocals, Andres Roots on guitar, Ahti Bachblum on keys and Kalle Kindel on drums has been released on "Lutsuvad kivid: writers in music", a compilation CD of music by Estonian poets and writers. Compiled by Aapo Ilves and released by the Tartu Public Library, only 100 copies will reportedly hit the stores, so order yours today! ;)

Below, there's more pics from the June 2013 Tartu gigs, this time by Alar Madisson/Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum. The shows were at a train poetry reading at the Tartu railway station with Peeter Piik and at Madisson's outdoors photo exhibition opening in Vanemuise Street.