|Photo by Leif Laaksonen.|
The band's first single "Meow Meow/Sawmill Stomp" was released in October 2017, their debut album on March 2, 2018. The German Global Music Magazine describes the record as "blues of a new, unheard variety... An unorthodox, cool and extremely swinging blues album," with the legendary Raadio 2 DJ Koit Raudsepp calling it "the hottest album in Estonia today."
The Sawmill Roots 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". Andres Roots' last gig with the band was at the Sõru Jazz festival in Hiiumaa in June 2018.