with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
WHEN I WOKE - 25th Anniversary Tour
Michael Glabicki, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for Rusted Root fuses musical mastery and shamanic inspiration into his music and live performances. In his most prolific period to date Michael is focusing his energy on his new band, UPROOTED, to carry on the legacy of Rusted Root’s energetic music while recording new music for Uprooted’s debut album due out next spring. To honor the past, MIchael is taking Uprooted on tour this fall and throughout 2020 to perform the multi-platinum album WHEN I WOKE in it’s entirety. When I Woke, spawned the Top 40 hit “Send Me On My Way” along with fan favorites “Ecstasy” and "Martyr” (among others) and went on to chart on Billboard’s Hot 100.
“Uprooted has masterfully expanded the landscape of the older Rusted Root songs and created a new intuitive and magnetic vision of the material” says Michael, “These inspired performances not only energize and expand the hearts of the crowds but also show us how to take the new music to the next level”.
Rusted Root, lead by Michael, built their career around dramatic performances; their polyrhythmic, multicultural rock-and-soul picked up fans like a junkyard magnet as they swept across the nation on tour. Glabicki continues to keep this tradition alive through his new project, The Uprooted Band.
With Dirk Miller on guitar and vocals, Zil Fessler on drums, Shawn Hennessey on percussion, Erik Kramer on bass and Daisie Ghost Flower and Emily Victoria on background vocals, Uprooted is a liberating project for Glabicki. He says "I looked to the past and imagined where I wanted to go and realized this band is the perfect vehicle to take me there.” The Uprooted Tour will focus on the energy and excitement Rusted Root brought to all of their fans, and keep the spirit of the music moving forward.