For Immediate Release
February 9, 2016
Press Contact: Nick Gunn; 518.523.2512
Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) proudly presents local favorite, Rusted Root on Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
About Rusted Root
Having collaborated with one another for two decades, Rusted Root, has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape shift their music into their own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold worldwide and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root, transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles. Their music has been featured in films like Ice Age, Twister and Matilda, TV shows like New Girl, Ally McBeal, Charmed and Chuck as well as recent Enterprise Rent-A-Car commercials. Bassist and vocalist Patrick Norman says, "From the very first time we played music together, I knew we had something special. The music and the enjoyment of creating and playing with one another I feel is the driving force behind this band." The powerhouse ensemble's sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside everyone from Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page's reunion tour and countless others.
Their latest album, The Movement, is an energized and poetic collection of originals meant to be a tribute to Rusted Root's fans. Backing vocalist and percussionist, Liz Berlin says, "When we first got together as a band there was a groundswell of community, love and support that has taken us on a movement through our lives and together as a band. This movement has never stopped all these years!"
The Movement transports listeners though an array of emotional and musical terrain, creating one seamless journey. "There is real space on this album, you can hear the room, us breathing, laughing, playing music together," says Berlin. The pulsating, cathartic and uninhibited Monkey Pants opens the CD. "I have these little dance moves I do on stage every night," confesses Berlin. "I almost feel like a monkey puppet on a string when we play this song, it's like the groove pulls my body in very specific ways." Founder, front man, songwriter, Michael Glabicki adds, "The song embraces our unique human animal- focusing on our ability to spiritualize, sexualize, and dream our own existence." The album continues to entice with Cover Me Up, which begins and ends with gorgeous guitar and percussion interplay and an enchanting Calypso and African vibe. Glabicki shares, "The guitar work on this song is really extraordinary, Colter Harper's parts are beautifully layered with mine, his many trips to Africa really show through on this song." Glabicki's and Berlin's vocals tease and slither through the melody as the band crescendos to a bluesy showdown.
The camaraderie, sheer love for musical experimentation and a desire to break down musical boundaries comes full circle on The Movement, the title track and first single. "Our drummer, Preach Freedom came up with such an interesting drum pattern for the song and along with the tambourines, foot stomps and claps, it's like nothing I've ever heard before," exclaims Glabicki. "It was really great having Lucy Stone singing background vocals with us on this one. She came up with a couple harmony ideas that I worked off of to create the vocal arrangement for the song, it feels like exciting new territory for us."
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.