Press Quotes

"One wouldn’t immediately think of Estonia as a blues hotbed, but cast those narrow-minded notions aside and listen to Andres Roots (yep, it’s his real surname too). This is a man who can play the blues."
- Samuel J. Fell, Rhythms Magazine, Australia  

"A name is an omen. Andres Roots is one of the most notable operators in our area."
- Esa Kuloniemi, Blues News, Finland 

"One of the few blues artists still busy developing new ways."
- Theo Volk, Johnny's Garden, The Netherlands

"Roots in every sense of the word and in all its splendor."
- César Sezer, Blues Again, France  

"A musician who is synonymous with blues from Estonia. No one in Estonia does this better than him." 
- Dragutin Matošević, Barikada.com, Bosnia & Herzegovina

"A veritable United Nations of blues talent... an album that is truly excellent, with fine vocals and classy, zinging slide and down and dirty blues punch."
- Iain Patience, Elmore Magazine, USA

"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."
- Margus Haav, Muusika, Estonia 

"The funkiest thing to come out of Estonia since the invention of Skype."
- Rick Stuart, Roots & Fusion, UK 

"As close to pop as one can get within the blues genre."
- Smackthejack.net, Finland 

"Tampa Red with one foot in New Orleans and the other in Waikiki."
- Mick Rainsford, Blues In Britain, UK 

"One of the finest slide guitar players around."
- Jimmy Carlyle, BBC Radio Shetland

"The king of Estonian blues, godfather of Tartu and Mother River Delta Blues."
- Koit Raudsepp, R2, Estonia

"A superb slide guitar player."
- Jim Tait, The Shetland Times, UK 

"Could make one believe that some lost recordings from Johnny Shines' and Big Walter Horton's JOB sessions have just been rediscovered."
- Christophe Mourot, Soul Bag Magazine, France 

"The best instrumental blues album that I have ever had the pleasure of hearing."
- Alan Taylor, Pipeline Magazine, UK 

"Great album, bristling with accomplished playing – any modern Blues fan should love this."
- Roy Bainton, Blues Matters!, UK

"If you are looking for a respite from over-driven blues rock and wish to delve into something more earthier, with a little piece of the Delta in your mouth, then you’ve hit the winning lottery ticket."
- Gary Weeks, Blues Blast Magazine, USA

"A hugely entertaining album that has far more appeal than its blues credentials would suggest."
- The Music Critic, UK

"An excellent example of how it should be done." 
- Mladen Loncar, Soundguardian.com, Croatia