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Celebrate Independence Day with Rusted Root in Breck

Special to the Daily Rusted Root plays a free show in Breckenridge Monday.

If you bought some CDs in 1994, chances are one of them was Rusted Root’s “When I Woke.” This Fourth of July, the group from Pittsburgh will play a free show at the Riverwalk Center, tapping into classics and showcasing what the band has been up to since.

Rusted Root has sold more than three million albums worldwide. Formed in Pittsburgh by singer/guitarist Glabicki in the early ’90s, Rusted Root’s worldly style quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock.

After debuting in 1992 with the self-released “Cruel Sun,” Rusted Root signed with Mercury Records and released the 1994 platinum-selling breakthrough “When I Woke,” which featured the hit songs “Send Me On My Way,” “Ecstasy” and “Martyr.”

Not long after, the band scored on tours with Toad the Wet Sprocket, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band and, perhaps most notably, the highly coveted support role on the landmark Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour. In 2009, the group released “Stereo Rodeo,” its first studio album since 2002.

“We named our record ‘Stereo Rodeo’ after a song that I started writing back when we were recording our last studio record. It’s really just a great name,” said band founder and leader Michael Glabicki. “We are getting a lot of positive feedback from fans. We are definitely heading in a lot of different directions with this new CD.

“Stereo Rodeo” blends the diverse influences of each member to create an album that explores a variety of musical styles crossing and merging genres as usual. Four new musicians join original members Glabicki, Liz Berlin and Patrick Norman on this album.

“We were all just so into the music,” said vocalist, percussionist Berlin about the recording process, “the synergy and excitement on this album is so fresh and energizing.”

“[Stereo Rodeo] is filled with all the different styles you’ve come to expect from Rusted Root, definitely having all the elements you want. From the energetic dance euphoria that ‘Dance in the Middle’ evokes to the powerful epic sound of Weary Bones,” said CBS Radio of the long awaited 11-song collection.

Part of the town’s Fourth of July festivities, the free show starts at 2 p.m. Monday at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center.

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