Rusted Root is the type of band you take shit for liking from people who've never seen them — simply because of the associations. Though they do frequently appear at jam-band festivals, there's a lot more nuance, synthesis, and creativity here than you'll find in your standard, 12-bar blues wankers. Middle Eastern tones, African drums, and Latin rhythms are just a few of the flavors in their folk-inflected gumbo — another way this funky, polyrhythmic party rumble separates itself from typical hippie noodlers. The Pittsburgh sextet began in 1990, and shot to prominence in '94 with their ubiquitous single, "Send Me on My Way," off their... More >>>