Rusted Root On Mountain Stage Rusted Root's music has been featured in countless movies, television shows and commercials over the course of the band's career. Hear three songs, performed live in an archival recording from 1995.
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Rusted Root On Mountain Stage

Rusted Root On Mountain Stage

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Rusted Root released its first album, 1992's Cruel Sun, independently in the band's native Pittsburgh. It contained the group's signature song "Send Me on My Way," which Rusted Root included on its major-label debut When I Woke; that album was already beginning to climb the charts at the time of this January 1995 performance in West Virginia.

The band's songs have been used in movies, television shows and countless commercials over the years; its most recent album, The Movement, came out in 2012. Rusted Root has sold millions of records in the past 20 years, and its distinct sound — which draws from African, Native American, South American, Caribbean and Middle Eastern influences — remains beloved by fans on the jam-band circuit.

Set List

  • "Send Me On My Way"
  • "Cat Turned Blue"
  • "Ecstasy"
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