Thursday, May 29, 2014

Australian Review: "A Man Who Can Play the Blues"

Photo by Kalev Ints - Tartu Jazz Club
The June issue of Rhythms Magazine features what we believe to be the first-ever print review of Estonian blues in Australia. In that "refuge for real music - Blues & Roots, Americana, Folk, Soul, World, Country, Jazz", Samuel J. Fell writes: "One wouldn’t immediately think of Estonia as a blues hotbed, but cast those narrow-minded notions aside and listen to Andres Roots (yep, it’s his real surname too). This is a man who can play the blues, as he amply shows here on Trad.alt.blues, a live cut recorded in February this year at the Blue Icicle Festival in Parnu, and Rokibaar Underground in Tartu, Estonia. Roots takes care of all things guitar, while Raul Terep tears it up behind him on drums, the pair stomping and striding through a set of up-tempo, highly charged electric blues ‘n’ drums. There’s nothing new here, but damn they do it well." Cheers! :)

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