Rusted Root

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Rusted Root

Photo from a concert 2008
Background information
OriginPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
GenresAlternative rock
Jam band
Years active1990–present
LabelsMercury/Island/Touchy Pegg
WebsiteRustedRoot.com
Members
Michael Glabicki
Patrick Norman
Liz Berlin
Colter Harper
Preach Freedom
Dirk Miller
Past members
Jim DiSpirito
Jim Donovan
Jenn Wertz
John Buynak
Ethan Winograd
Jason Miller
 
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Rusted Root

Photo from a concert 2008
Background information
OriginPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
GenresAlternative rock
Jam band
Years active1990–present
LabelsMercury/Island/Touchy Pegg
WebsiteRustedRoot.com
Members
Michael Glabicki
Patrick Norman
Liz Berlin
Colter Harper
Preach Freedom
Dirk Miller
Past members
Jim DiSpirito
Jim Donovan
Jenn Wertz
John Buynak
Ethan Winograd
Jason Miller

Rusted Root is a band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania known for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock, world and other styles of music, with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, and Native American influences. Rusted Root has sold more than three million albums worldwide.

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History

Rusted Root formed in 1990 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and made its indie record debut in 1992 with Cruel Sun, which was re-released in 2002. The group's major-label debut album was 1994's When I Woke, a hit on college radio and a platinum record. The album hit the top 40 in early 1995, peaking at No. 33. Along with their live shows, Rusted Root began working on contributions to the movies Matilda, Twister and Home for the Holidays. Their next studio album was Remember (1996), followed by Rusted Root (1998) and Welcome to My Party (2002). Welcome to My Party was criticized by fans, who are affectionately known as Rootheads. The album was an attempt on the band's part to experiment with different types of popular music at the time, but was not as well-received as previous albums by fans. Remember reached the Top 40 in the US, while Rusted Root found its sales buoyed by the use of the band's cover of the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" on an episode of Ally McBeal. A live double album followed in 2004. Rusted Root's greatest hits album was released in April 2005 as part of Universal Music's 20th Century Masters series. The band has released three EPs, Evil Ways, Airplane, and Live, which came packaged with a documentary video cassette.

Rusted Root's "Send Me On My Way", which hit No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995, is its most commercially popular song. It was used on the soundtracks of Matilda; Ice Age; Pie in the Sky; Race the Sun; YTV Canada's Are We There Yet?: World Adventure; and the Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow Philmont Trail Crew promotional video that was released in the late 1990s. Parts of the song have also been used on the television shows Party of Five, Homicide, Chuck, New Girl and in a 2011 Enterprise Rent-A-Car commercial.

Rusted Root released Stereo Rodeo, their first studio album in seven years, on May 5, 2009. In the summer of 2011, Rusted Root began to add four new songs to their setlist, all soon to appear on their next studio album. These songs include "Fortunate Freaks", "Sun and Magic", "Monkey Pants", and one dated yet unreleased track, "Cover Me Up". Glabicki has been quoted saying that he and the band are looking to move in a direction similar to Talking Heads.

Rusted Root has over 40 tracks that only exist on rare bootlegs recorded between the years of 1991 and 1995.[1] Many of the early 1990s bootlegs were recorded at venues in Pittsburgh including The Artery and The Birmingham Loft. In addition to the live-recorded bootleg tapes, Rusted Root released two self-titled, 4-song recordings available only on cassette. These were sold by the band at the merchandise table at their shows. The first was released in 1990 (recorded at Alphastar Studios, McKeesport, PA) and includes their well-known song "Ecstacy", plus "Come Down", "My Son", and "Prophet". Original copies of the tape includes the 4 tracks on both sides of the cassette and is packaged with cover art by "Mike Glabicki". The second was released in 1992 (recorded at Audiomation Studios) and includes the songs "Martyr", "Artificial Winter", "Cruel Sun" and "Laugh As the Sun".

The band's front-man Michael Glabicki is known for his unique guitar playing; often involving the use of Tremolo picking and Acoustic-electric guitar amplification. Some of his on stage guitar choices include Larrivée, Martin, and Guild.

Current members

Discography

Studio albums

Live albums

Compilations

EPs

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