Rusted Root will take center stage for a New Year's Eve gig at Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo. Showtime is 9 p.m. Tickets, $30 and $35, are now on sale. For more information on the all-ages show, call 716-200-1893 or visit buffaloironworks.com.
Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into its own distinct and undeniable vision.
With eight albums under their belt, over 3 million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles. Vocalist Liz Berlin explains the members of Rusted Root are drawn to and have explored virtually every form of music.
"I am very inspired vocally by anything from Indian to African to Middle Eastern sounds and scales having grown up with a lot of Hebrew music," she says.
Founder and frontman Michael Glabicki cites the Bee Gees, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Black Keys, Black Sabbath and various Afro pop music as among his influences.
The powerhouse ensemble's hypnotic live performances have allowed Rusted Root to tour alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Plant & Page and many others.
Now with the release of their newest album, "The Movement," the journey continues.
" 'The Movement' is an extremely joyous recording with seriously deep undertones," Glabicki says. "It is a culmination of everything we have learned (and) it is truly is a career record for us."
The band's current tour lineup is Glabicki (lead vocals, guitar), Berlin (vocals, percussion), Patrick Norman (vocals, bass, percussion) and Dirk Miller (guitar).