Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Pre-War 7-String Demo

Tartu luthier Halvo Liivamägi, who among many other things has been maintaining the Roots guitar arsenal since 1996, recently renovated a pre-war 7-string guitar for a customer and needed a demo of its sound when finished - here it is, with a tuning that combines Spanish and Vestapol.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Tõrva This Saturday + Rakvere Pics!

Thursday's Rakvere gig was wonderful - like Rakvere concerts tend to be. But just in case you were worried Mr. Roots is becoming all scholarly with the blues lectures and library gigs and all, Roots & Terep will be playing punk rock blues for two Saturdays in a row - the first one with Black River Bluesman & Bad Mood Hudson will take place at Pub Juudas in Tõrva on March 19th. The Finnish duo are on the road, promoting their new album "Moonshine Medicine" that includes two songs with lyrics written by Andres Roots. Meanwhile, here's some Rakvere pics by Tiina Kriisa...


Monday, March 7, 2016

"Roots Music" Available Digitally!

The upcoming vinyl compilation "Roots Music", celebrating Andres Roots' 40th birthday & 20th anniversary as a performing artist, is now available for downloading - a few weeks ahead of the LP release! That means iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc. 

Catch Andres Roots live & in person at the Lääne-Viru Central Library in Rakvere this Thursday, March 10 6 p.m.!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Tartu Blues Lecture Playlist #3

Lecture 3:
1. Alexis Korner & Davy Graham "3/4 A.D."
2. Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated "Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound"
3. Rolling Stones "I Can't Be Satisfied"
4. Yardbirds "I Wish You Would" (BBC)
5. Howlin' Wolf "Little Red Rooster" (London rehearsal)
6. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton "Little Girl"
7. Howlin' Wolf "Forty Four"
8. Blind Willie Reynolds "Outside Woman Blues"
9. Cream "Outside Woman Blues"
10. Fleetwood Mac "Black Magic Woman"
11. Muddy Waters "You Need Love"
12. Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love"
13. Muddy Waters "Let's Spend The Night Together"
14. Jimi Hendrix "Red House"
15. William Harris "Bull Frog Blues"
16. Canned Heat "Bullfrog Blues"
17. Johnny Winter "Mean Town Blues"
18. Charlie Musselwhite "The Wolf"
19. Dr. Feelgood "She Does It Right"
20. Fabulous Thunderbirds "She's Tuff"
21. Stevie Ray Vaughan "Pride and Joy"
22. Red Hot Chili Peppers "They're Red Hot"
23. R.L. Burnside "Goin' Down South"
24. R.L. Burnside "It's Bad You Know"
25. Junior Kimbrough "All Night Long"
26. Buddy Guy "Baby Please Don't Leave Me"
27. Son House "My Black Mama"
28. White Stripes "Death Letter"
29. Seasick Steve "Dog House Boogie" (BBC)
30. Corey Harris "High Fever Blues"