Sunday, January 29, 2017

Rapla & Rakvere Pics

Photo by Kristi Terep.
Here's a few pics from the wonderful shows at the Rapla Blues Club and the Rakvere Buena Vista Sofa Club. Next up: the Tartu Blues Month! Andres Roots will play a solo set at Leif Laaksonen's photo exhibition opening at the Tartu Public Library on February 16 and do a few numbers with the mysterious Sawmill Roots Orchestra at the Pühaste Brewery on February 18. And don't forget to tune in 8 a.m. Thursday morning: Mr. Roots will be live with his guitar on Raadio Elmar on February 2!

Photo by Kalev Toom.

Photo by Kalev Toom.

Photo by Kalev Toom.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Croatian Review, Latvian TV

Vilciens Riga-Valka - photo by Raul Terep.

SoundGuardian in Croatia has just published a review of "Winter" - Mladen Loncar calls it "truly a testament to perseverance" and says it reminds him why he loves this style of music. Read the whole thing HERE!

And yesterday, Andres Roots & Raul Terep recorded three numbers for the Latvian Re:TV in Valka - the name of the programme is "Vilciens Riga-Valka" and the air date is February 5. Watch this space! ;)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Rapla & Rakvere

Yesterday's Valga Rock Club gig was a great start to the concert year. Next up: a solo slot in Rapla on January 26 with Ringhold, and a duo show with Raul Terep in Rakvere on January 27. Check out the Concerts page for details!

Photo by Kristi Terep.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Powerblues

Le Collectif des Radios Blues francophones has published their January Powerblues chart: the monthly 'recommended albums' list, compiled by French-speaking blues DJ's around the world. And Andres Roots "Winter" is #9!!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Radio Interview & Valga Concert

Early this morning, Raadio Elmar interviewed Andres Roots about how he got started on the guitar, his first bands etc. - you can hear and download it HERE! Meanwhile, don't forget to come to the first show of the year in Valga this Friday!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Review from Bosnia & Herzegovina

In the review of "Winter", published in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Dragutin Matošević writes: "I dare say that this album surpasses all he's made so far..." Read the full story HERE (scroll down a bit for the English version).

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Blues In The South Interview

Blues In The South, the guide to blues music on the South coast of England since 1987, has just published a long and thorough interview with Andres Roots - you can read and/or download their January issue HERE!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Muusika Review: "Freedom and Joy"

Another great review for "Winter" is in - in the January issue of Muusika magazine, Margus Haav writes: "Roots' playing has character and richness of detail, there's freedom and joy in his music, the notes he plays are invested with life and soul..." Read the full thing HERE!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Rootstime Review: "His Best Album"

Belgium's webzine has posted a fantastic review of Andres Roots "Winter" by Luc Meert: "His best album to date. Those who know his earlier records will know what this means." Read the full review here!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

"Winter" #6 In The French Blues Airplay Charts!

The Collectif des Radios Blues airplay charts for December 2016 have just been published, and "Winter" is in the Top Ten in the French-speaking territories as well!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"Winter" #9 In The UK Blues Airplay Charts!

The UK Independent Blues Broadcasters Association's airplay charts for December 2016 were announced yesterday, and "Winter" is in the Top Ten!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Alytus Blues Club Video

Happy New Year! Here's the full-length Ismo Haavisto & Andres Roots concert from the Alytus Blues Club in Lithuania - enjoy! :)