Welcome to My Partyby Rusted Root
On their fifth album, Welcome to My Party, Rusted Root decides to delve into full-fledged funkiness, tempering these elastic party grooves with their neo-hippie, acoustic earnestness. Both sides are polished rather heavily by producer Bill Bottrell, resulting in a record that feels like it positions the group to share territory with the Dave Matthews Band. Since they've been leaning in this direction for a while, this isn't an awkward move. Rusted Root remains as versatile as ever as musicians, and there are moments where the production and their sound gel.
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Performance CreditsRusted Root Primary Artist
Bill Bottrell Keyboards,cowbell
Karl Perazzo Timbales,cowbell
Raul Rekow Conga
Jim Donovan Percussion,Drums,Tambourine,Vocals,Shaker,Khol
John McDowell Piano,Bongos,Conga,Harmonium,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer,African Drums,Sampled Strings,Wah Wah Clavinet
Michael Glabicki Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Patrick Norman Bass,Vocals,Sampling,wah wah guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
John Buynak Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Tom-Tom,Vocals,tin whistle
Liz Berlin Dobro,Vocals,Djembe
Jenn Wertz Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals,talking drum,Hand Percussion
Technical CreditsRoger Fritz Guitar Techician
Rusted Root Arranger
Bill Bottrell Producer,Engineer,Percussion Programming
Mark Pistel Producer
Jim Donovan Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Percussion Programming
Michael Glabicki Arranger
Patrick Norman Arranger
Frank Gargiulo Art Direction
Rick Patrick Marketing
Garth May Programming,Engineer,Pro-Tools
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Norin731, I heard that Jim quit the band a couple of years ago (after the last album was released.) But, one of the orig. female singers is back--yea! For everyone else...this album is a must-have for all RR fans. If you've missed RR, go to their website at rustedroot.com. It's totally different than what it used to be a few years ago, and really cool, with lots of pics and new info. They are touring this spring/summer.
Go see them live.
Of course they are great live, but this is their best studio effort in years. I'm impressed with the new feel of the songs. Does anyone know what happened to Jim Dispirito?