Roots, Piik & Wilson

Photo by Leif Laaksonen.
"Tampa Red with one foot in New Orleans and the other in Waikiki," wrote the Blues in Britain magazine about an Andres Roots recording back in 2012. Since a better description for this acoustic combo is yet to surface, that's the quote that needs to be recycled here - even if Roots (slide guitar), Piik (fretless bass) & Wilson (percussion) only played their debut set as a trio in December 2018!

Percussionist Les Wilson comes from Kent, England and has been gracing the stages and studios of England and Europe for nearly 40 years. A drummer known as a "good man in emergencies", Wilson also plays the piano and composes his own music - his solo pieces and recordings with the acclaimed acoustic rock band LoveCats can be heard here.

Ex-Kiritöö and current Tartu Popi ja Roki Instituut bassist Peeter Piik and Andres Roots have been playing together off and on since winning the Tartu student band contest back in 2000, touring and recording with blues harpists Steve Lury (UK) and Ismo Haavisto (FIN) and with groups such as Bullfrog Brown, Rajaajaja and Andres Roots Roundabout.