(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Folk-rock jam-band Rusted Root brings its world-music-influenced sounds to the Colonial on Saturday, May 14, at 8pm. Originally from Pittsburgh, the group is known for its fusion of acoustic, rock, world and other styles of music, with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, and Native American influences.
Rusted Root has sold more than three million albums worldwide since forming in Pittsburgh in the early 1990s. The band’s eclectic style quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock. The 1994 album “When I Woke” went platinum and featured the hit songs “Send Me On My Way,” “Ecstasy” and “Martyr.”
After emerging on the new-folk scene at festivals including nearby Falcon Ridge, throughout the 1990s the band toured with many well-known performers, including the Jimmy Page-Robert Plant reunion tour. The band’s most recent album, “The Movement,” explores a variety of musical styles, crossing and merging genres.