Sawmill Roots Orchestra

Photo by Leif Laaksonen.
Combining Mississippi Delta blues with New Orleans jazz, the Sawmill Roots Orchestra was founded in early 2017 and features Aveli Paide on clarinet, Aigor Post on trumpet, Raul Terep on drums, and Andres Roots on guitar. The orchestra has appeared at festivals such as Sundays Blues Festival in Latvia and Tartu Bluusikuu, Underground Blues and Prima Vista in Estonia - at the latter, the band provided live music for two Buster Keaton silent films: "The Balloonatic" and "Cops". The band put out their first CD single, "Meow Meow/Sawmill Stomp" in October 2017, with a full-length album scheduled for a March 2018 release.