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Multi-instrumentalist group Rusted Root integrate the Grateful Dead's jam-heavy rock with percussion influences based on the music of Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. The six-piece formed in Pittsburgh in 1990 with Michael Glabicki (vocals, guitar), Liz Berlin (vocals, percussion), Patrick Norman (bass, vocals), and Jim Donovan (drums, percussion) as the initial lineup, though John Buynak (percussion, winds) and Jim DiSpirito (percussion) joined later that year. In 1992, Rusted Root released its debut independent album Cruel Sun. However, it was the band's 1994 sophomore album, When I Woke, that garnered the band national attention. With support from college radio and a good buzz from the band's entrancing live show, When I Woke became quite successful in alternative circles during 1995-1996, especially with singles such as "Send Me on My Way" and "Ecstasy." In mid-1996, Rusted Root released the Evil Ways EP, a compilation of live tracks with the band's contributions to the movies Twister and Home for the Holidays. The group's second album, Remember, followed in October. Produced by Jerry Harrison, it reached the Top 40 in its first week of release. A self-titled LP followed in 1998. After some time off, Rusted Root returned with Welcome to My Party in 2002 before leaving the world of major labels behind and releasing the 2004 album Rusted Root Live on their own indie imprint, Touchy Pegg. Breaking the seven-year wait for a new studio album, Stereo Rodeo landed in 2009. Following near constant touring for a couple of years, the band went into their studio and emerged with Movement in 2012.~ John Bush
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Stations Featuring
Rusted Root

    Jam Bands

    Jam Bands
    17 songs

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    1 song

    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
    1 song

Albums by
Rusted Root

Top Songs by
Rusted Root

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Send Me on My Way
  3.   Ecstasy
  4.   Back to the Earth
  5.   Artificial Winter
  6.   Heaven
  7.   Cat Turned Blue
  8.   Too Much
  9.   Cruel Sun
  10.   Rain
  11.   Blue Diamonds
  12.   Hands Are Law
  13.   Weave
  14.   Voodoo
  15.   Scattered
  16.   Food & Creative Love
  17.   Women Got My Money
  18.   Welcome to My Party
  19.   Cruel Sin
  20.   Powderfinger
  21.   You Can't Always Get What You Want
  22.   Faith I Do Believe
  23.   Rusted Root
  24.   Who Do Drums
  25.   Jack Kerouac
  26.   Rising Sun
  27.   Infinite Space
  28.   Sister Contine
  29.   Sun and Magic
  30.   Fossil Man
  31.   The Movement
  32.   Driving Two
  33.   Bad Son
  34.   Weary Bones
  35.   Dance in the Middle
  36.   Ectasy
  37.   Ecstatic Drums
  38.   Cry
  39.   Laugh as the Sun
  40.   Lost in a Crowd
  41.   Marty
  42.   Beatiful People
  43.   Kill You Dead
  44.   Big White Bird
  45.   Virtual Reality
  46.   Dangle
  47.   Something's on My Mind
  48.   Fortunate Freaks
  49.   In Our Sun
  50.   Cover Me Up
  51.   Monkey Pants
  52.   Give You the Grace
  53.   Garbage Man
  54.   Animals Love Touch
  55.   Stereo Rodeo
  56.   Driving One
  57.   Give Grace
  58.   People of My Village
  59.   Sweet Mary
  60.   Union 7
  61.   Indigo: Music for Exploration and Evolution
  62.   Ecstacy
  63.   Away From
  64.   Agbadza
  65.   Airplane
  66.   Live a Long Time
  67.   My Love
  68.   Magenta Radio
  69.   She Roll Me Up
  70.   Evil Ways
  71.   Martyr
  72.   Where She Runs
  73.   ! @#*
  74.   Won't Be Long
  75.   Tree
  76.   Circle of Remembrance
  77.   River in a Cage
  78.   Who Do You Tell It To
  79.   Silver-N-Gold
  80.   Baby Will Raam
  81.   Bullets in the Fire
  82.   Primal Scream
  83.   Moon
  84.   Flower
  85.   Drum Trip
  86.   Infinite Tamboura
  87.   Suspicious Minds
  88.   Crucible Glow
  89.   Up and All Around

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