Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Blues Challenge Pics

Here's a few photos from the Estonian Blues Challenge at Von Krahl in Tallinn on October 24. All pics by Ken Mürk - full gallery here!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Tour Video

The Tammepõld, Roots & Kadakas mini-tour was a success - a big thank you to everyone who attended! The band will return soon; meanwhile, here's a few video clips from the Tallinn show.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Estonian Blues Challenge Winners!!

Yesterday, the Tammepõld, Roots & Kadakas trio played their first gig and won the first Estonian Blues Challenge at Von Krahl in Tallinn - Estonian bands have participated in the European Blues Challenge before, but this was the first time an actual cutting contest was organized to decide who'll get to go. In addition, Andres Roots received Drop-D Sounds' Best Guitarist prize. The European Blues Challenge will take place in Hell, Norway in March 2018.

Tammepõld, Roots & Kadakas will play two full-length shows this weekend: Von Glehn in Nõmme, Tallinn on Friday and the Buena Vista Sofa Club in Rakvere on Saturday. See you there!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Pühaste Pics, Estonian Blues Challenge

Last night at the Pühaste Brewery with Dave Arcari and the Sawmill Roots Orchestra was a blast - read all about it in Dave's blog! Dave will be in Rakvere today and in Riga, Latvia tomorrow, while Andres Roots has three shows coming up next week with a brand new band: Tammepõld, Roots & Kadakas will take part in the Estonian Blues Challenge at Von Krahl in Tallinn on Tuesday and play full-length 90-minute sets at Von Glehn in Tallinn on Friday and at the Buena Vista Sofa Club in Rakvere on Saturday.

Photo by Siim Neerut.

Photo from Dave Arcari's blog.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

First Single from Sawmill Roots Orchestra

On Friday, October 20, the Sawmill Roots Orchestra will launch their first single "Meow Meow/Sawmill Stomp" with a set at the Dave Arcari concert at the Pühaste Brewery in Tartu, Estonia - the same place where the orchestra played their inaugural show earlier this year. Dave Arcari is on tour to support his 26-track double LP "Live at Memorial Hall" and will also appear at Rockstars in Tallinn on October 19, at the Buena Vista Sofa Club in Rakvere on October 21 and at the Sundays Blues Festival in Riga, Latvia on October 22. The Sawmill Roots Orchestra will play the Riga festival on November 26.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Blues Challenge!!

Stop press: the Tammepõld-Roots-Kadakas trio is one of the three finalists in the Estonian Blues Challenge, held at Von Krahl in Tallinn on Tuesday, October 24!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Barlova Pic & Pühaste Coming Up!

Photo by Siim Neerut.
Last night at Barlova was great fun - cheers! Coming up next, a show at the Pühaste Brewery in Tartu with the Sawmill Roots Orchestra and the inimitable Dave Arcari - see you there on October 20th!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I Need You!

That's right - you can now vote for "No Iguanas" on ETV2's "Eesti Top7" - just click HERE, scroll down, select the video and click "hääleta" on the bottom. And when you're done, come to the free concert tomorrow at Barlova!

Cheers! :)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"No Iguanas" On Eesti Top7 Tonight

The Asko-Romé Altsoo-filmed video for "No Iguanas" will air on ETV2's "Eesti Top7" tonight, along with a short interview. Today's Vikerraadio interview can be streamed here (starts 18:22).