Known for creating a unique fusion of acoustic rock, world and other styles of music, the band Rusted Root will perform in Stevens Point on Thursday, Sept. 27.
Part of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Performing Arts Series, the show will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Theater@1800 at Sentry Headquarters in Stevens Point. The series is presented in part by Country Inn and Suites of Stevens Point and Sentry Insurance.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $6 for youth. UW-Stevens Point students with ID may buy tickets in advance for $4.50 or be admitted free the day of the show if seats remain. Tickets may be purchased through the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center, 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378, or by going online. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.
Rusted Root’s fusion sound uses a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American and Native American influences. Lead vocalist and guitarist Michael Glabicki says, “We are a band made up of individual musicians who came together collectively to create music. Call it what you want but we are simply creating music that has a message.”
Formed in Pittsburgh in the early 90s, Rusted Root has sold more than three million albums worldwide, including the platinum-selling “When I Woke.” They have been on tour with Toad the Wet Sprocket, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band and on the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour. One of their songs, “Send Me on My Way,” was chosen as the “wake up” music for the Mars exploration rover Opportunity, and others have been featured in film and television soundtracks.