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

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