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

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