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Rusted Root to Perform at Alfred State College

Rusted Root to Perform at Alfred State College

Rusted RootAlfred State
College is ready to rock into its second century by presenting a Rusted Root
concert as part of Homecoming/Family Weekend, Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Orvis
Activities Center. Tickets are $5 for
ASC students, ASC alumni, and family members of ASC students. General admission is $10. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Rusted Root, a band
from Pittsburgh, PA, is known for its fusion of
Grateful Dead-style
with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, Native American, and Middle
Eastern influences.

Rusted Root formed
in 1990 and made its indie record debut in 1992 with Cruel Sun,
which was re-released in 2002. The band's major-label debut album was 1994's When I Woke,
a hit on college radio and a platinum record. The album hit the top 40 in early
1995, peaking at #33. Along with its increasingly well-known live shows, Rusted
Root began working on contributions to the movies Twister
and Home for the Holidays. The next studio
album was Remember (1996), followed by Rusted Root (1998) and Welcome to My Party (2002). Remember
reached the Top 40
in the US, while Rusted Root found its sale buoyed by the use of the band's cover
of The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
on an episode of Ally McBeal. A live double album followed
in 2004. A greatest hits album was released in 2005 by 20th Century Masters
Collection. The band has released three EPs:
Evil Ways,
Airplane, and Live, which came packaged with a documentary video

Rusted Root's Send Me on My Way,
which hit #72 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995 is its most commercially popular
song. It was used on the soundtracks of Matilda, Ice Age,
the 1996 film Pie in the Sky, YTV Canada's Are We There Yet? World
, and the Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow Philmont Trail
Crew promotional video that was released in the late '90s. Their music has also
appeared on the television shows Party of Five
and Homicide.

Current members
include Michael Glabicki lead vocals,
Liz Berlin-percussion, backing
vocals; Patrick Norman-bass guitar,
backing vocals, percussion; Jason Miller-drums,
percussion; Colter Harper-guitar,
backing vocals; Preach Freedom-percussion,
backing vocals; and Dirk Miller- guitar,
backing vocals. (per Wikipedia)

Round Black Ghosts will open for Rusted Root. This band's sound is a meld of alternative, indie and rock
influences, yet still manages uniqueness. Its live shows possess a high level
of energy to compliment the dynamics of the songs. Band members include Martin
Kantorzyk-various instruments; Keith Kleinhampl-various instruments; Richard
Condon-various instruments; Aaron Shafer-various instruments; and Geoffrey
Zalice-various instruments.