Rusted Root rolls into Charleston, SC on 10/23

“Send Me On My Way” the familiar lyric runs through the speakers of my Macbook Air, the up tempo melody blended with flutes and an old fashioned washboard make for an iconic song that has been in commercials for several well known companies. Those may not know them by their name but they have the talent and originality to stand out from the rest. Rusted Root, originated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in which the group takes a blend of African, Latin American and Native American influences to create a one of a kind sound that has sold over three million albums world wide. 

They continue to take their one of a kind show on the road touring around the globe playing their signature hits. Michael Glabicki, the lead singer stated 

We can never leave a town without playing “Send Me On My Way”

which happens to be a fan favorite but also mentioning that even though their older music is popular they will be mixing in a few new songs off their upcoming album. 

Touring alongside Rusted Root is the Devon Allman Band, which if you haven’t recognized the last name….you should. Devon Allman is the son of Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers. Glabicki enjoys having Devon on tour with them stating 

“He has a great energy about him and he really gets the crowd going” 

Devon’s album “Ride or Die” debuted at #1 on the Billboard and iTunes charts. 

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Rusted Root and Devon Allman will be performing on 10/23 at Charleston Music Hall, marking their 4th stop in the last 5 years in the Holy City. Michael stated,

Charleston has a special and unique vibe. The people have a great connection to music and to our music. I can really feel it when we play. It feels real.

If you don’t live in the Charleston, South Carolina area check out one of their other upcoming tour stops! You don’t want to miss these guys!

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Rusted Root rocks The Windjammer

Talk about rocking out! Rusted Root who is best known for their eccentric sound and profound percussionists took the stage at South Carolina’s Premier Beach Club “The Windjammer” on February 15th. From the start the group gave it their all which moved the audience so much that dancing ensued. They opened their set with “Welcome To My Party” and ended it with their most famous song “Send Me On My Way” which has been featured in many feature films and commercials. Matilda, Ice Age and State Farm commercials to be exact. 

This is the second time I was able to catch one of their shows and I have to say though the first time was quite….Interesting…I have to say this one was one of the best shows I’ve seen in quite some time. Way to bring down the house guys!  

Check out Rusted Root on Tour at any of the following cities: 

Date Venue Location Tickets
Feb 20 House of Blues Orlando w/The Wailers Orlando, FL Tickets RSVP
Feb 21 House of Blues Myrtle Beach w/The Wailers North Myrtle Beach, SC Tickets RSVP
Feb 22 Southland Ballroom Raleigh, NC Tickets RSVP
Feb 25 Carolina Theatre w/ The Wailers Greensboro, NC Tickets RSVP
Feb 26 LC Pavillion w/ The Wailers Columbus, OH Tickets RSVP
Feb 27 Snowshoe Mountain Snowshoe, WV Tickets RSVP
Mar 01 Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI Tickets RSVP
Mar 03 Diamond Pub & Billiards Louisville, KY Tickets RSVP
Mar 05 The Rave/ Eagles Club w/ The Wailers Milwaukee, WI Tickets RSVP
Mar 06 Genesee Theatre w/ The Wailers Waukegan, IL Tickets RSVP
Mar 07 Piere’s Fort Wayne, IN Tickets RSVP
Mar 08 Ground Zero w/The Wailers Traverse City, MI Tickets RSVP
Mar 11 Cosmic Charlie’s Lexington, KY Tickets RSVP
Mar 12 Old Rock House St Louis, MO Tickets RSVP
Mar 13 Uptown Theatre w/ The Wailers Kansas City, MO Tickets RSVP
Mar 14 Red Barn @ Three Sisters Park Chillicothe, IL Tickets RSVP
Mar 15 The Arcada Theatre w/ The Wailers Saint Charles, IL Tickets RSVP
Apr 10 Rhythm & Ribs Festival St Augustine, FL Tickets RSVP
May 16 Freedom from Fracking Pittsburgh, PA Tickets RSVP
May 30 Winston-Salem Cycle Classic w/The Wailers Winston-Salem, NC Tickets RSVP
Jun 02 State Theatre w/The Wailers New Brunswick, NJ Tickets RSVP
Jun 05 Paramount Theatre-Huntington Huntington, NY RSVP
Jun 06 Hunter Mountain Jam Mountain Dale, NY Tickets RSVP
Jun 11 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom w/ The Wailers Hampton Beach, NH Tickets RSVP
Jun 12 The Maine State Pier Portland, ME Tickets RSVP
Jun 13 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY Tickets RSVP
Aug 13 The Pavilion at Montage Mountain Scranton, PA

Check out some pictures from the show! Also, follow Rusted Root on Social media: 

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http://www.facebook.com/rustedroot

Nathan Angelo: Concert Review

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I didn’t know much about Nathan Angelo until yesterday afternoon when I attended his show at the Windjammer on the Isle of Palms which is located right outside of Charleston, SC. We have followed each other for a few months on Twitter but I never really listened to his music. I managed to catch one of his tweets about being in Charleston and I knew I just had to check this guy out. Was he worth the 30-45 minute drive? Will he be as good live as he is on his album? Many of those questions rushed threw my mind. tumblr_n1zzqwMJla1qb7r67o1_500

We arrived a little past 9pm and listened to the opening act who was pretty good, but all the songs seemed to sound the same to me. People were easily uninterested and one of my friends actually wanted to just go but I insisted we stay to see Nathan because that’s who I really wanted to see. After the opening act exited the stage most of the people there were ready to see Nathan. This gave me and my friends hope that it wouldn’t be a complete bust. 

UnknownNathan Angelo and his band came on stage with much needed energy and enthusiasm to get people up off their feet and dancing. His voice was sharp and in tune and sounded perfect with the accompanied band. He even had me swaying and taping my feet. This guy who sat before me in front of his piano/keyboard was one hell of a musician. Though I didn’t know too much about his music he reminded me of other musicians who have the same style which includes Jon McLaughlin, Matt Nathanson and Matt Wertz. I enjoyed everything about his performance and I would give it a solid 10 out of 10. He was able to get the attention of the crowd and was even ushered out for an encore. He gave one hell of a performance! 

Check out some footage and photos I managed to capture below

Find Nathan Angelo at any of the social media links below

http://www.twitter.com/nathanangelo

http://www.facebook.com/nathanangelo

http://www.youtube.com/angeloandthemob

http://www.nathanangelo.com 

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Rusted Root takes over the Music Farm in Charleston, SC

Well Well guys, I must say that Rusted Root was a hit with the crowd last night. The Music Farm in Charleston was jumping with different varieties of ages. Anywhere from under 18 years old all the way up to 60 years old which goes to show that Rusted Root caters to just about every age group. 

Before heading down to the Music Farm, I met up with two of my friends who were going to be attending the concert with me. They have never listened to Rusted Root or the other musical guest Donna the Buffalo. They didn’t really know what to expect or what we were going to see when we got there. They sipped on some alcoholic beverages while myself (the driver) drank water, we also managed to squeeze in dinner. Afterwards we headed downtown to the Farm to check out show. 

We arrived and I was checked off the guest list and we headed in to see what we would find. There was some rather COLORFUL people who had no shame in their dance moves. Let’s just say it gave us a pretty good laugh. Donna The Buffalo was pretty good for not ever listening to them but when Rusted Root took over at around 11 it was one heck of a show. I was able to squeeze us up next to the stage and close to the band. I was able to capture some great moments threw video and photos. Which I will post below! 

I will definitely be attending another Rusted Root concert in the near future! Next time i’m definitely planning on meeting them! Enjoy the video compilation and photos!