Friday, July 29, 2016

New EP: Free Streaming & Download!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

World Clinic Meet & Greet

Update on Saturday, July 30: before the 8 p.m. evening show at Von Krahl, Dave Arcari and Andres Roots will be doing a meet & greet at the World Clinic record store in Tallinn at 5 p.m. Autographs, a few acoustic tunes and a public interview session that's to be videotaped!

Here's an Arcari-sung Roots number off the "Roots Music" LP.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Upcoming: Tallinn with Dave Arcari!

On Saturday, July 30, Andres Roots will be opening for old friend & alt.blues master Dave Arcari at Von Krahl in Tallinn! If you haven't seen Dave live yet, you don't know what you've been missing - and you can read about Mr. Arcari's influence on Andres' own music in this recent interview.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Upcoming: Ihamaru, Põlvamaa

On Wednesday, July 20 7 p.m., Andres Roots will play a solo show at the Viia-Jaani Labyrinth Farm in Ihamaru, Põlvamaa - the concert is part of the Kolmapäevased kohtumised ("Wednesday Meetings") series.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tour Pics: Latvia & Poland

Here's a video from the Roots & Terep show at Riga's Nabaklab last week, filmed by Kaspars Zaviļeiskis:

And here are three photos from the Suwalki Blues Festival by Jazzy Bluesonline and two from the tour's closing night in Bauska, Latvia, the concert one by Johnny B' Beast. As translated by Google, writes of the duo's Suwalki shows: "Estonian duo Andres Roots and Raul Terep proven that spicy music can be played without vocals. What matters is imagination, good energy and sincerity on stage. That it was able to provide queue fans buying their records. Awesome."


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Riga, Suwalki, Bauska!

Over this weekend, Andres Roots & Raul Terep will be playing four shows in Latvia and Poland: July 7 8 p.m. @ Nabaklab in Riga, Latvia, July 9 11. a.m. *and* 11 p.m. at Bar Polski @ the Suwalki Blues Festival in Suwalki, Poland, and July 11 8 p.m. @ Čuguna Roze in Bauska, Latvia with Johnny B. Beast. See you there! :)

Sunday, July 3, 2016 Interview & Upcoming Gigs

The Greek blues webzine has published an interview with Andres Roots - in English: "I really miss the variety. There's a lot more going on rhythmically, structurally and lyrically in pre-war blues and even in the electric blues of the 1950's than in the endless 12-bar shuffles and hard-rock soloing you hear today..." Check out the rest of it here: 

And there's more good news: after several years without a single record store, the town of Tartu, Estonia will get two on July 5th - the opening party at Genklubi will kick off 6 p.m., with live music by Andreas Sepp, Andres Roots, Janno Reim and Karl Laanekask. On July 7th, Roots & Terep will appear at the Nabaklub in Riga, Latvia and on July 9th they'll be doing four (4!) sets at the Suwalki Blues Festival in Poland, with a second Latvian show for July 11th still TBC.

What has been confirmed, however, is that what started as the suggestion of a few joint numbers for the FiESTa XXX anniversary and ended up as a full-length duo set in a sold-out theatre has taken on a life of its own: Andres Roots & Anneli Kadakas will appear at the Pärnu XIX Gildipäevad in Pärnu on August 5 and at the Augustibluus festival in Haapsalu on August 6th, with more to come in September-October. Watch this space! :)