"Andres Roots, one of the best
blues guitarists on the planet."
- Ron Whitehead, Lifetime Beat Poet Laureate, USA
"It’s almost as if muddy waters were flowing into the Gulf of Riga.
Musicians of this sort run counter to all expectations, and upset
- Ted Gioia, The Honest Broker, USA
"If you still harbour doubts about the instrumental attraction of one
man and his guitar in a, say, concert situation, you have no reason to.
For Andres wields magic that many others lack."
- Pete Hoppula, Blues News, Finland
"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
"Pushing the edges of true, pure, raw blues with an apparent self-assurance and ability... Delivering fresh blues with its own distinct innovative twist and purpose."
- Iain Patience, Blues Matters!, UK
"One of the few blues artists still busy developing new ways."
- Theo Volk, Johnny's Garden, The Netherlands
"A real artist who not only plays the blues but lives it, too... The sound is current and the spirit timeless."
- César Sezer, Blues Again!, France
"A fine player with a sense of fun."
- RnR Magazine, UK
"A musician who is synonymous with blues from Estonia. No one in Estonia does this better than him."
- Dragutin Matošević, Barikada.com, Bosnia & Herzegovina
"The best-known Estonian blues musician and an established export."
- Kimmo Lilja, Turun Sanomat, Finland
"The funkiest thing to come out of Estonia since the invention of Skype."
"As close to pop as one can get within the blues genre."
"Tampa Red with one foot in New Orleans and the other in Waikiki."
"One of the finest slide guitar players around."
- Jimmy Carlyle, BBC Radio Shetland, UK
"The king of Estonian blues, godfather of Tartu and Mother River Delta Blues."
"Could make one believe that some lost recordings from Johnny Shines' and Big Walter Horton's JOB sessions have just been rediscovered."
"The best instrumental blues album that I have ever had the pleasure of hearing."