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

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