Monday, August 8, 2022

Viru Folk Festival This Friday

11 p.m. this Friday, August 12th, Andres Roots will play a 75-minute acoustic church concert at the Viru Folk Festival in Käsmu - check out the festival schedule HERE! It's Roots' fourth time at the festival, third time at the church and second time performing there as a solo artist. 

The photo below is from the Pärnu Bluusipäevad Festival last month at Mohri Ait in Pärnu - photo by Martin Eessalu.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Reviews, Reviews!

Today's your last chance to catch the 1Teater staging of N. Richard Nash's "The Rainmaker" ("Vihmameister") - among praise for the play and performance, the Danzumees blog notes that "Andres Roots has created an ideally suited country guitar (at times even banjoesque) music design". Full review in Estonian HERE!

Meanwhile in Finland, the Rajatapauksia blog has published a detailed review of the "Maaseutumusiikkia vol. iii" CD: "The compilation's biggest surprise is the presence of the Estonian blues musician Andres Roots. Several of his records have ended up on my shelf and I hold him in high esteem. Roots is not a relic stuck in a particular blues genre but an innovative musician genuinely looking for something new. "Minor Gripes" by Andres Roots & Red Mouth feat. Jantso Jokelin shuffles cards from so many decks that I can't even describe the genre it represents. Folksy blues-based art music topped with country and western? Great stuff in any case." Full review in Finnish HERE!

Photo from last Saturday's gig at Kuur in Otepää by Ville de Ville.