Rusted Root - Stereo Rodeo

Rusted Root is a multi-instrumentalist group that takes the Grateful Dead style jam heavy rock with percussion influences based on the music of Africa, Middle East and Latin America. The 6-piece was formed in 1990 and have since been creating American tradition adult alternative music that can only be described as boisterous, exuberant, organic and playful.
Stereo Rodeo is their first studio album since 2002's Welcome TO My Party.
Instead of hearing me bitch about what I think of the album, here's what the band and their myspace have to say...
"The synergy and excitement on this album is so fresh and energizing"
Liz Berlin (vocals, percussionist)

"It is one of the most powerful albums we have ever recorded"
Patrick Norman (bass vocals and percussion)

“[Stereo Rodeo]is filled with all the different styles you’ve come to expect from Rusted Root, definitely having all the elements you want. From the energetic dance euphoria that Dance in the Middle evokes to the powerful epic sound of Weary Bones” writes Evan Levy, (CBS Radio) of the long awaited eleven-song collection. “We are getting a lot of positive feedback from fans,” says Michael Glabicki, vocalist, guitarist, founding member and primary songwriter, “We are definitely heading in a lot of different directions with this new CD.”
(myspace)

Stereo Rodeo blends the diverse influences of each member to create an album that explores a variety of musical styles crossing and merging genres as usual. Original members Michael Glabicki (lead vocals, guitar), Liz Berlin (vocals, percussion), and Patrick Norman (vocals, bass, percussion) are joined on this album by Jason Miller (drums, percussion), Colter Harper (guitar), Preach Freedom (percussion) and Dirk Miller (guitar). “Labeling is dangerous and limiting,” said Glabicki. “We are a band made up of individual musicians who come together collectively to create music, call it what you want but we are simply creating music that has a message.” “That message has been resonating with fans for nearly 20 years” writes columnist Rick Coats.
(myspace)

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