Gig: Andres Roots Roundabout – North West Tour 2012
Posted on: Monday, Sep 24, 2012
Estonian blues master Andres Roots will be bringing his Andres Roots Roundabout show to several selected north west venues this coming weekend.
– September 27th: Lomax, Liverpool + Ulterior Motives
– September 28th: Blue Cat Cafe, Stockport + Silver Sound Explosion
– September 29th: Dulcimer, Chorlton + support
– September 30th: Didsbury Arts Festival, Fletcher Moss Park,
In addition, Andres Roots Roundabout will be recording an acoustic session for Rick Stuart’s Roots & Fusion on Stockport’s PureFM. That’s four shows and a session in four days!
Rated “one of the best six stringers in European blues” by Colombia’s Historias del Blues and “a stylish and versatile writer” by Finland’s Blues News magazine, the Estonian guitarist and songwriter Andres Roots was born in the U.S.S.R. in 1976 and played his first concert in Denmark in 1995. Incidentally, Roots is his real name and not an alias.
After stints in several award-winning college bands in Tartu, Estonia around the turn of the century, he co-founded Bullfrog Brown in 2003. Quickly earning cult status in their native country and securing airplay across five continents, the alt.blues trio went on to play hundreds of shows from the Baltics to the UK, sharing stages with the likes of Honeyboy Edwards, Deltahead and Gurf Morlix.
Roundabout is his latest collaboration. Band line-up: Andres Roots – slide guitar; Martin Eessalu – slide guitar; Raul Terep – drums. Current release: “Electric Dixieland” EP.