The Greek blues webzine Blues.gr has published an interview with Andres Roots - in English: "I really miss the variety. There's a lot more going on rhythmically, structurally and lyrically in pre-war blues and even in the electric blues of the 1950's than in the endless 12-bar shuffles and hard-rock soloing you hear today..." Check out the rest of it here: http://blues.gr/profiles/blogs/q-a-with-estonian-slide-guitarist-songwriter-andres-roots
And there's more good news: after several years without a single record store, the town of Tartu, Estonia will get two on July 5th - the opening party at Genklubi will kick off 6 p.m., with live music by Andreas Sepp, Andres Roots, Janno Reim and Karl Laanekask. On July 7th, Roots & Terep will appear at the Nabaklub in Riga, Latvia and on July 9th they'll be doing four (4!) sets at the Suwalki Blues Festival in Poland, with a second Latvian show for July 11th still TBC.
What has been confirmed, however, is that what started as the suggestion of a few joint numbers for the FiESTa XXX anniversary and ended up as a full-length duo set in a sold-out theatre has taken on a life of its own: Andres Roots & Anneli Kadakas will appear at the Pärnu XIX Gildipäevad in Pärnu on August 5 and at the Augustibluus festival in Haapsalu on August 6th, with more to come in September-October. Watch this space! :)
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