Roots’ solo debut “Roundabout” was released in November 2010 and featured collaborations with Eric “Red Mouth” Gebhardt (USA), Bottleneck John (SWE), Dave Arcari (UK), Black River Bluesman (FIN) and World Harmonica Festival bronze ’09 Jantso Jokelin (FIN). In Estonia, it produced several Eesti Top7 TV hits, including a #1 in “Redecoration Day”. In Britain, Andres Roots was voted 5th best international solo artist in Blues Matters magazine’s Writers Poll 2011 in a tie with Mississippi legend Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and Finland’s leading blues lady Erja Lyytinen.
Roundabout the band was born onstage the night the album was released and continued as a loose association of musicians. For the album "Leigh's Spider Jam", special guests Bert Deivert (USA/SWE) and L.R.Phoenix (UK/FIN) were brought in on mandolin and vocals. Roundabout was also featured on Phoenix' own album, recorded in Tartu and co-produced by Roots. By late 2011, the band was mainly touring as an instrumental trio with Roots, Eessalu and ex-Bullfrog Brown drummer Raul Terep, melding "traditional blues with dashes of Hawaiian, Western Swing and, of course, Dixie" (Blues In Britain). Album "Three!" added roots rock to the mix and was released in 2013 to positive acclaim; by 2014, Peeter Piik, another former member of Bullfrog Brown, had replaced Eessalu on bass.