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Rusted Root

Recorded Oct. 29, 2013



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.

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Pittsburgh's talented alt-rock jam band Rusted Root have been working together to record and perform music for over 20 years. In that time, the group has honed the perfect combination of intuition, freedom and virtuosity, a naturally-generated mixture that enables them to shape-shift their music to fit an independently distinct vision. In addition to the time spent together, this eclectic band's resume also features seven studio records, one live album, and features in multiple films (including Ice Age, Twister and Matilda) and on TV shows (such as Ally McBeal, Charmed and Chuck). With worldwide sales calculated at over three million, Rusted Root continue spending their nights out on the road, determined to transcend the boundaries that slow most other groups as they continue on their journey. In a telling statement about the band's initial surge and enduring staying power, bassist and vocalist Patrick Norman claimed, “From the very first time we played music together, I knew we had something special. The music and the enjoyment of creating and playing with one another I feel is the driving force behind this band.

Total Play Time: Approx. 67 Minutes

Engineered by Martin Greaves

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What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast takes it on the road this week, recording in the lovely Observatory in North Park with Rusted Root. We talked about Pennsylvania, pierogis, helicopter rides in Catalina, and Liz being left behind in Vegas. Rusted Root is comprised of Michael, Liz, Patrick and around 26 other members (according to them) and have been writing and releasing music together for around 26 years!!!! Also check out Rusted Root's album on


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