|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||alternative jam indie rock acoustic rock folk acoustic indie folk|
|Links:||Official Homepage Wikipedia|
Often compared to the Grateful Dead, this multi-instrumentalist US outfit appeared on the scene the same time as similarly-styled, acoustic-based jam bands such as the Dave Matthews Band and Sister Hazel. The bands origins lay in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the late 80s, when singer-songwriter and guitarist Michael Glabicki began writing songs with fellow vocalist and songwriter Liz Berlin. By the start of the 90s, local University of Pittsburgh students Jim Donovan (drums/percussion) and Patrick Norman (bass, percussion, vocals) had joined up with Glabicki and Berlin, and began playing under the name Rusted Root. Second guitarist John Buynak and vocalist Jenn Wertz (4 January 1969, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA) completed the original line-up, as the band issued an independently produced debut, Cruel Sun. The album sold extremely well (eventually selling over 100, 000 copies), and led to a contract with Mercury Records. The bandS major label debut,...