Wherever you are, regardless of what you’re doing, once you hear the guitar chords start up with the nostalgic melody of Send Me On My Way by the Rusted Root – for some reason, the world becomes a better place and easier to deal with. Headed by Michael Glabicki (lead vocals) the band had the most commercial success with that one song. The upbeat lyrics (when decipherable) leaves the listener ready to take on the world. At least that’s what happened to me. When I found out I was covering Rusted Root headline at the 9:30 Club, I immediately played that song – and then i left it on repeat.
Opening for Rusted Root was Rebecca Pidgeon, a singer/actress whose most notable work to date has been a member of the (now canceled) show The Unit. With only a guitarist accompanying her performance, her voice carried well among the Rusted Root crowd.
Both young and old “hippies” attended the show. The dress code seemed to be tie-dye and “hippie-esque” accessories. The musical styles of Rusted Root has a modern day 60′s vibe. People were ready to be transported into another time.