Rusted Root will co-headline a series of concerts with The Wailers this May. Rusted Root have been on an extensive national tour to support the release of their debut album with Shanachie Entertainment, The Movement. Rusted Root founder & front man, Michael Glabicki says, “The Movement is an extremely joyous recording with seriously deep undertones. It is a culmination of everything we have learned it is truly is a career record for us.” Famous for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock and world music and formed over twenty years ago, Rusted Root have recorded eight albums and sold over three million records worldwide and have played countless nights on the road supporting bands like Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, the HORDE Festival and the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour. Their music has been featured in films like Ice Age, Twister and Matilda, TV shows like New Girl, Ally McBeal, Charmed andChuck as well as recent Enterprise Rent-A-Car commercials.
High Times states, “Thank goodness peace, love, and great grooves haven’t fallen out of fashion, because Rusted Root delivers all this and more with their seventh studio album, The Movement.” The current tour lineup is Michael Glabicki (lead vocals, guitar), Liz Berlin (vocals, percussion), Patrick Norman (vocals, bass, percussion), Preach Freedom (percussion) and Dirk Miller (guitar).
There is no more legendary band in Jamaican music history than The Wailers. Formed in 1969, they’ve played to approximately 24 million people across the globe and sold over 250 million records. To mark the 30th Anniversary of the release of The Wailers’ iconic album, Legend, the band is touring the US performing Legend in its entirety. Named by Time Magazine as the “Best Album of the 20th Century” Legend is also the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide.
The group has created an extraordinary body of work heard in every corner of the world today. Original members included the man hailed as “The Artist of the 20th Century,” Bob Marley and his vocal partners Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh, alongside the ground-breaking rhythm section of the Barrett brothers, Carlton on drums and Aston on bass. The anchor of the band is Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who was co-producer on many of Bob Marley’s records and was responsible for almost all of the bass lines on Marley’s hits. Today Aston leads the band as it continues its worldwide campaign of promoting peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari.
photo by Kit Chalberg