|Photo by Leif Laaksonen.|
Established in 2014, the duo have toured in Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Finland and Sweden, opened for Dr. Feelgood and performed and/or recorded with a number of guests, including Bert Deivert (USA/SWE), James Dalton (USA) and Mikk Tammepõld (EST). To date, Roots & Terep have released one EP ("Winter Is Coming", 2015) and one album ("Trad.alt.blues", 2014), spanning the hit video "Chicken Man".
The duo grew out of Andres Roots Roundabout, a loose association of musicians formed upon the release of Roots' first solo album in 2010 that evolved into an instrumental trio. While Roots & Terep have been performing together off and on since 2003, their first-ever duo performances were recorded by Antti Alanko of Finland's Devil Box in 2014 and issued on "Trad.alt.blues", of which the French Soul Bag magazine stated: "The injection of soul licks and traditional Estonian airs... turns the difficult task of a full-length instrumental concert into a happy moment where you feel you've heard as many stories as if there'd been a singer recounting them."
Festival appearances by Roots & Terep include Suwalki Blues Festival (PL), Tammerblues (FIN), Baltic Blues (LV), Tallinn Music Week (EST), IDeeJazz (EST), Pärnu Bluusipäevad (EST), Blues & Jazz at Rock Café (LV), Blue Icicle (EST), Emajõe Bluus (EST), Prima Vista (EST), Guitar Jamboree (EST) and Intsikurmu Music Festival (EST).