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Rusted Root

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

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