Sunday, May 28, 2017

On Holiday Until July

The spring season ended with a bang at the Ukulele in Võsu yesterday - now for a few weeks' rest and back on July 1 with the Ismo Haavisto Jubilee Orchestra at Navetta Blues in Finland.


Friday, May 26, 2017

"Mono" Available On CD!

The field recordings album, originally released as a limited-editon audio cassette for Record Store Day, is now available on CD. You can get it from Levykauppa Äx in Finland, Lasering and Apollo in Estonia, etc. etc. Enjoy! :)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Illegaard & Ukulele

The Sawmill Roots Orchestra at Illegaard - photo by Kristi Terep.

The Illegaard sets this Saturday were great fun, but there's one show left this season: the Ukulele in Võsu with Roots & Terep on Saturday, May 27. After that, it's four weeks of holiday until Andres Roots rejoins Ismo Haavisto's Jubilee Orchestra for an appearance at Navetta Blues Festival in Finland on July 1. But don't forget: the CD version of "Mono" will hit the stores this Friday, May 26!!!

Photo by Leif Laaksonen.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Elektriteater Photos

Here's a few photos by Liisi Re from Sawmill Roots Orchestra's appearance at the Prima Vista international literature festival at Tartu Elektriteater where the band provided music for Buster Keaton's "The Balloonatic" and "Cops". And don't forget: the orchestra's last appearance this season will be this Saturday at Illegaard!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

More Riga Pics

A few more photos from the Jazz & Blues at Rock Café festival in Riga, Latvia - click HERE to see the full gallery.

Photo by Tatjana Strahova.
Photo by Tatjana Strahova.
Photo by Tatjana Strahova.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Photo by Liina Einla.
The Buster Keaton affair at Prima Vista was fun - next, the Sawmill Roots Orchestra will return without film for a free concert at Illegaard in Tartu on Saturday, May 20. Also appearing: Roots & Terep. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Underground Blues Pics

Here's a few photos from Friday's Underground Blues Festival in Põlva by Indrek Illus: the Sawmill Roots Orchestra and Steve Lury.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Live Music For Buster Keaton

The Steve Lury tour was a lot of fun - next up, it's the Prima Vista literature festival on Tuesday, May 9 at Tartu Elektriteater.

The Sawmill Roots Orchestra will be providing live music for two Buster Keaton silent film classics: "The Balloonatic" and "Cops".

The evening will start with a performance by Mr. L.R.Phoenix, who incidentally appeared on the 2011 Andres Roots Roundabout album "Leigh's Spider Jam".   

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lury Tour & Riga Pics

The Steve Lury & Andres Roots duo tour will start tomorrow and the dates are as follows: Wednesday, May 3: Texas Honky Tonk & Cantina, Tallinn; Thursday, May 4: Buena Vista Sofa Club, Rakvere; Friday, May 5: Underground Blues Festival, Põlva; Saturday, May 6: Estonian Dairy Museum, Imavere (5 p.m.); Saturday, May 6: Baar Edison, Tartu (9:30 p.m.).

Among the performers at the Underground Blues Festival is also the Sawmill Roots Orchestra. Meanwhile, here's a few pics of the Roots & Terep gig at the Jazz & Blues festival in Riga, Latvia last Sunday: