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Progressive, percussive neo-hippie Funk has proclaimed a new cult captain in Rusted Root, where acoustic guitars meet up with African and Latin percussion in this hugely successful jam band. Hooking a massive live following, due to an energetic and entrancing live show, has surely led to this success of this Pittsburgh act, who mesmerize with exotic improvisations. Rusted Root have built up a following from their days as a coffeehouse duo, to playing as a full band college act, to opening for the Grateful Dead, the Dave Matthews Band, Page and Plant, and more.
Rusted Root's self-produced debut album When I Woke appeared in 1994 on Polygram. With support from college radio and a good buzz from the band's entrancing live show, When I Woke became quite successful in alternative circles during 1995-1996, especially with singles such as "Send Me On My Way" and "Ecstasy." In mid-1996, Rusted Root released the Evil Ways EP, a compilation of live tracks with the band's contributions to the movies Twister and Home for the Holidays. Rusted Root's second album, Remember, followed in October. Produced by Jerry Harrison, it reached the Top 40 in its first week of release. A self-titled LP followed in 1998.