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

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