Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Rusted Root at SUGARLOAF USA - February 5, 2011 - Carrabasett Valley, Maine

Rusted Root images from February 5, 2011 
SUGARLOAF USA Ski Resort - Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Rusted Root who formed in 1988 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are an alternative/bluegrass/world/jamband with an emphasis on percussion.

Rusted Root consists of - 
Michael Glabicki - lead vocals, guitar
Liz Berlin - vocals, guitars, percussion 

Patrick Norman - vocals, bass, guitar, percussion 
Colter Harper - guitars, percussion, vocals 
Dirk Miller - guitars 
Preach Freedom - percussion

Back story for this evening was that Rusted Root came to SUGARLOAF Ski Resort in Maine after a marathon 30+hr trip from Alaska where they had performed two shows in Fairbanks and Anchorage. The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) had warmed up the audience which grew to fill the King Pine Ballroom located in the Base Lodge on Sugarloaf Mountain.
(AEG Photographs from this evening click here) .
Weather was perfect for a winter ski resort in February, with a snowstorm hitting the lodge that evening dumping 3-4 inches of the white stuff during the concert. Also taking place that day was a semi-professional snowboard event featuring local snowboarders.

From a wiki and I quote, "Rusted Root has toured often and extensively since its infancy. Early on in their musical career Rusted Root was "discovered" by legendary musical giants, like Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, and invited to tour along. They have been seen on tour with big-name acts like the Allman Brothers, Phish, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Jewel. The band was also part of various summer tours packages like the Furthur Fest and spent two years touring with the Horde Fest. "It’s kind of cool to be out there, just playing with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead. It’s kind of a trip… to like see these people you kind of grew up with and you’re having conversations and jammin’ with," Glabicki said on National Public Radio."

Click photos for large view.

Colter Harper - Rusted Root

Michael Glabicki - Rusted Root - Lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
Michael Glabicki - Rusted Root

Michael Glabicki - Rusted Root 

Patrick Norman - Rusted Root - bass guitar, backing vocals  

Patrick Norman - Rusted Root  

Patrick Norman - Rusted Root 

Liz Berlin - Rusted Root - percussion, backing vocals

Patrick Norman - Rusted Root 

Colter Harper - Rusted Root - guitar, penny whistle, backing vocals 

Liz Berlin - Rusted Root

Liz Berlin - Rusted Root 

Liz Berlin - Rusted Root 

Preach Freedom - Rusted Root - percussion - backing vocals. also Liz Berlin 

Preach Freedom - Rusted Root 

Preach Freedom - Rusted Root 

Dirk Miller - guitars, backing vocals 

Liz Berlin - Rusted Root 

Rusted Root is performing at the Wanee Festival 2011 mid-April in Live Oak, Florida with headliners Allman Bros. Band and many others. Please visit here now for current Rusted Root tour dates .

Photos © 2011 Conall O'Brien All rights reserved.  obiephotography_at_hotmail.com


Unknown said...

this show was AWESOME!! great photos!

Conall O'Brien said...

Thanks, Amy !

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