Rusted Root: An Occasion Worthy of Hippiedom

Hippies of South Florida, unite! Grab that favorite tie-dyed T-shirt from the pile of clothes in the corner of your room — you know, the one composed of stuff too dirty for the closet but not quite ready for a wash. Shine up your Birkenstocks, break out your hacky sacks, and load up on granola and brownies. No, not those brownies. Oh, who the hell am I fooling? Yes, those brownies! And what's this occasion so worthy of full-blown hippiedom? Rusted Root is coming to Revolution Live!

That's right, hot on the heels of the band's release this past May of its latest studio album, Stereo Rodeo, Rusted Root is bringing its energetic and famously eclectic live show on the road. The band is best-known for a hybrid sound blending bluegrass and rock, with pronounced percussion unifying influences from Africa to Latin America to India. Oh, and it's known, of course, for spawning a fan base known as Rootheads, composed mainly of college kids across the country who sing along to "Send Me on My Way" at the top of their lungs in their hotboxed cars with the track blaring and set to repeat. C

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Christopher Lopez