Free album: Live blues from Estonia
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
“Trad.alt.blues”, the new live album by Andres Roots & Raul Terep, is now available for free download via http://www.andresroots.com. Recorded in February at the Blue Icicle Festival in Pärnu and at Rokibaar Underground in Tartu, Estonia, the album captures 2/3 of the Andres Roots Roundabout trio performing stripped-down versions of tunes from Roundabout’s last studio album “Three!”, a few favourites from their days with Bullfrog Brown, and workouts on a couple of traditional themes.
“Let’s call it an official bootleg – Antti Alanko of Finland’s Devil Box recorded the concerts with one stereo mic and just for kicks, but since we loved the results and had long been talking about releasing a more rough-sounding field recording, we decided to share it,” says Roots. “What you have there is a bit of blues, a bit of swing, a bit of rock – and one waltz.”
The duo gigs came about when Roundabout bassist Peeter Piik was hospitalized right before the band was due to go on the road with Devil Box. Reluctant to cancel, guitarist Roots and drummer Terep reorganized their set overnight, and while Roundabout is now back in action with Peeter Piik back on bass, Roots & Terep also continue gigging as a duo, appearing at Tallinn’s Buffalo Bar & Grill on April 19th. “Trad.alt.blues” will remain available for free download until May 8th, when Andres Roots Roundabout are due to appear at the Tartu Jazz Club as a trio.
What’s been said about Roots & his previous releases:
“Electrified jug-band blues shaking hands with The Rolling Stones.” – Blues Blast Magazine, USA
“A superb slide guitar player.” – The Shetland Times, UK
“An excellent example of how it should be done.” – Soundguardian.com, Croatia
“An absolute must to discover.” – Rootstime.be, Belgium
“Brings light into darkness.” – Blues News, Finland
Music samples: https://soundcloud.com/andresroots
Direct download link: http://rootsart.eu/MP3/Roots-Terep_Tradaltblues_2014.zip
Album front cover: http://rootsart.eu/EXPORT/trad_alt_cover.jpg
More on the album: http://www.andresroots.com/2014/04/frequently-asked-questions-about-new.html
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