Thursday, April 27, 2017

Radio Stream & Jazz In Riga

Andres Roots, Mart Juur, Andrus Kivirähk.
You can hear Tuesday's Rahva Oma Kaitse live radio broadcast from Athena Keskus HERE - the show includes five live numbers: "Meow Meow", "Build Me A Statue", "Jook Jones", "Station Blues Medley" and "Room Service".  

On Sunday, April 30 at 6 p.m., Andres Roots & Raul Terep will take the stage at the Jazz & Blues at Rock Café festival in Riga, Latvia. Also appearing are Jānis Vanadziņš & Baltā Klints.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Rahva Oma Kaitse & Tour Footage

Tomorrow, April 25 Andres Roots will appear as a special musical guest on the Rahva Oma Kaitse radio programme with Mart Juur & Andrus Kivirähk: tune in via Raadio 2 8 p.m. or even better: come see the show at Athena in Tartu - doors at 7!

The Finnish tour with the Ismo Haavisto Jubilee Orchestra was once again a lot of fun - here's a few videos Peter Lindberg filmed at the last show at Suistoklubi in Hämeenlinna:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Back In Finland!

April 20 - Vihreä Talo, Riihimäki:
Ismo Haavisto & Andres Roots

April 21 - Katu-klubi, Lahti:
Ismo Haavisto Jubilee Orchestra feat. Andres Roots

April 22 - Suistoklubi, Hämeenlinna:
Ismo Haavisto Jubilee Orchestra feat. Andres Roots

Videos of the Tampere show by Jyrki Kallio:

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pärnu Pics

Here's a few photos from Leif Laaksonen photo exhibition opening at the music department of the Pärnu Central library yesterday - by Leif Laaksonen.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sawmill Orchestra In Pärnu

Leif Laaksonen's fabulous photo exhibition will open at the music department of the Pärnu Central Library on Wednesday, April 12, with the Sawmill Roots Orchestra providing live music for the ceremony. The show starts 5 p.m. and admission is free!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Record Store Day Release!

April 22 is the 10th Record Store Day and for that very special occasion, Roots Art Records will put out a very special cassette: Andres Roots "Mono"! Side A is Andres Roots solo: 1. Soup City Blues #1 2. Django 3. Station Blues Medley 4. Room Service 5. Blues For Halvo. Side B features Howard Fishman on two tracks and Raul Terep on another two: 1. Trouble In Mind 2. Down By The Riverside 3. Roll & Tumble 4. Soup City Blues #2.

The album consists of live "field recordings" made in Tartu, Estonia in 2015-2016 by Sirje Penjam and Kalev Toom, with "Blues For Halvo" the sole studio cut, recorded by Jaan Tamm as a demo for a 1920's 7-string guitar, renovated in 2015 by Halvo Liivamägi for Ilmar Oja. The cassette release is limited to 100 copies and distributed by Playground Music Estonia.