Rusted Root at Penn's Peak tonight
Rusted Root, a native Pennsylvania band (Pittsburgh to be exact), will be occupying the stage at Penn's Peak tonight.
Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.
The group has been together since the early '90's. The music community quickly embraced them and their genre of roots music and world rock.
Their debut album was 1992's "Cruel Sun," which they self released. This album helped them get signed with Mercury Records and their 1994 debut album with Mercury got Rusted Root noticed.
They have played at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and toured with Hot Tuna, Santana, The Allman Brothers, Sting and the Dave Matthews Band.
Rusted Root especially enjoys appearing at smaller jam band/bluegrass events. "We really enjoy the sort of more niche type festivals" says lead singer Mike Glabicki. Their most memorable and highly coveted support role was on the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant Reunion Tour.
Rusted Root is touring in support of their most recent album, 2009's "Stereo Rodeo."
According to bassist/vocalist Patrick Norman, "It is one of the most powerful albums we have ever recorded."
This album blends all the influences of each member and creates an album that covers a wide variety of musical styles.
Musically, this album merges many genres, but if you ask Rusted Root about their sound, they will only tell you that they create music. As Michael Glabicki says, "…call it what you want but we are simply creating music that has a message."