In honor of their 25th Anniversary, Rusted Root have started an Indie-A-Gogo campaign to raise money to record a brand new studio album, their eighth and follow-up their current release, The Movement. In order to make the music that they want and their fans desire Rusted Root must do it independently, without the funding of a record label. To date, they’ve written over 30 songs for the new record, many of which they have already been tested in front of the fans. Rusted Root promises to provide perks according to funding levels and keep fans up to date on these through their website. Some of the perks include the ever popular” Choose Your Own Adventure,” “Send Me On My Way Soundcheck” or “Stage Seating.” Others will need to wait until the album is complete like the “Vinyl package” and “Digital Download.”
A timeline for album delivery hasn’t been created as of yet but the band is looking to surpass the $20,000 they raised for The Movement. They are shooting to fulfill fan perks by mid 2015 pending their relentless tour schedule..
Rusted Root has 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 nearly twenty-five 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 and Chuck 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).