Sunday, May 31, 2015

Roots & Mikk In Riga, Latvia

On May 29th, Andres Roots & Andres Mikk took part in the Baltic Blues Brotherhood conference and concert in Riga, Latvia. Photos (c) Iveta Sēbriņa.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Winter Blues With Bert Deivert

Here's a new tune featuring Bert Deivert on vocals and mandolin, Raul Terep on drums and Andres Roots on guitar - a new EP is scheduled for release in early June!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Museum Night In Jõgeva

On Saturday, May 16, Andres Roots & Andres Mikk will appear at the Betti Alver Museum in Jõgeva as part of this year's Night of Museums programme "There's Music in the Night". Expect music, stories from the road and a few words about the history of the blues and of the slide guitar - 7 p.m., free entry!

Last Saturday, Roots & Mikk played a set at the Mailaul singer-songwriter festival at Vilde Lokaal in Tartu - the evening was also the finale of the Prima Vista international literature festival that Andres Roots & Raul Terep had helped launch a few days earlier. Here's a few photos from Saturday by Siret Roots.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Winter Blues With Bert Deivert

There's a new Roots & Terep EP in the works and here's another tune from it: "Winter Blues" with the great Bert Deivert (USA/SWE) on vocals and mandolin! Don't forget to catch Roots & Terep live this afternoon at the opening ceremony of the international literature festival Prima Vista at Tartu Loodusmaja - and Roots & Mikk at the Mailaul singer-songwriter festival at Vilde Lokaal this Saturday.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Review: "Sinewy Slide Guitar Goodness"

The American Blues Blast Magazine has published a cool review of the Steve Lury & Andres Roots album "Live In Lerwick", full of phrases such as "excellent slide technique", "some way wicked slide", "sinewy slide guitar goodness" and "screaming Banshee slide". The final verdict from Greg “Bluesdog” Szalony

"This international gathering of blues loving players will be hard for you to resist many repeated visits to your CD player. They are as tight as a bull’s posterior. I guarantee you many hours of enjoyment from this fine recording."

Read the whole thing here (scroll down).