Rusted Root

Integrating the Grateful Dead's jam-heavy rock with percussion influences based on the music of Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, the multi-instrumentalist band formed in Pittsburgh in 1990 by Michael Glabicki. The band’s blend of polyrhythmic, multicultural rock and soul picks up devotees like a junkyard magnet as they sweep across the nation. With support from college radio and the buzz surrounding their entrancing live show, Rusted Root has gained success in many circles, especially with singles like "Send Me on My Way" and "Ecstasy."

If all music tells a story, then Royal Teeth’s joyous, inspired songs spin an exuberant tale of possibility, each note conveying the youthful excitement of venturing out into the great wide world. The songs on the band’s debut album, Glow, were penned around the idea of exploration and spirited adventures into the unknown, and its 12 tracks lay out a kaleidoscopic narrative of discovery.

The group came together in 2010 with Gary, Josh W, Poe, Josh H and Stevie, friends from all across Louisiana who’d gravitated to one another during their early days of playing out in New Orleans. It was with the discovery of Nora, the last piece of the puzzle, that the band began to truly hone in on what would become their sound. The aim was to have fun, with no master plan for the music at the outset. As they began to experiment, it became clear that the synthesizers they’d been playing around with elevated their effusive indie pop songs and best conveyed the buoyance and levity of being young and anxious for the world to open up for you.

The resulting album is a shimmering collection of indie pop numbers that revel in that idea of being young and wild. The songs vary in tone and aesthetic, but it all ties back to that overarching theme. “Vagabonds,” is a soaring hook-laden tale of escapism, while the prancing “Hold Me” captures that moment before the end of the world. “Wild,” the band’s current single, contrasts with “We Can Glow,” a moody anthem revealing the flipside of the band’s live-in-the-now sensibility.

Royal Teeth, who have been featured on Last Call with Carson Daly and seen several songs placed in various TV spots, are really only embarking on their adventure now, with the release of this debut album. Joining forces with the team at Dangerbird Records has enabled them to more fully realize the vision of touring extensively and broadening their own inspired journey. The first chapters of that story are heard in the music, a soundtrack for the exploration and discovery, of bursting into a world teeming with possibilities.

Sweet Leda

Powered by Julie Cymek’s sultry, commanding vocals and electrifying stage presence, “think Adele mixed with Mary J. Blige, with a certain South Of The Mason-Dixon Line ache that’s all her own”, Sweet Leda has earned a reputation as a “rising star,” taking the diverse mid-Atlantic music scene by storm and becoming one of the most exciting and accomplished live acts around. With its rich blend of new school funk, soul, and pop, Sweet Leda’s heartfelt original material has drawn comparisons to Joss Stone, Janis, Maroon 5, Edie Brickell, and even Led Zeppelin while garnering its very own stylistic label: “sexy smooth rock and groove”.

With their HOT new album “Need The Music” in hand, produced by Stephen Joseph Antonelli and mixed by Drew Mazurek (Linkin Park, Allman Bros.), the band is working hard to share their music with the world! The album’s first single, “Can’t Stand,” was very well received and has garnered much airplay. New cuts such as “Let Her Love Her”, “What I Need”, and “What You Don’t Know” are now getting love from the press as well as SL’s favorite radio stations…and are available on iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, and more!

Things are really just heating up and getting started for Sweet Leda, who is constantly adding new credits and experiences to their resume….from adding tenor-saxophone legend Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes Band) to their lineup…..to recording the custom end title track “Lovely Molly” for the film “Lovely Molly”, the latest from Haxan Films (Blair Witch) and producer Mark Ordesky (Lord of The Rings)….to sharing festivals and stages with the likes of Citizen Cope, John Mayer, G Love, CAKE, 311, Robert Randolph, Lyle Lovett, Keb’ Mo’, Tedeschi Trucks, Big Head Todd, New Riders of The Purple Sage. . .
And most recently, the band was hand-picked by Allman Brothers drummer, Butch Trucks, to join and perform alongside Butch and fellow band member Oteil Burbridge, along with Luther and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) for their “masters camp,” Roots Rock Revival in June of 2013.

The band has been traveling more than ever in their beautiful “new” van, Bluecheetah!, working it’s way up and down the east coast from Key West to Buffalo. So be sure to check the website for updates. In the meantime, rest assured that the band will be working hard — in the studio and on the live circuit — to do what they do best: make sweet music.

$22.00 - $27.00

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Rusted Root with Royal Teeth, Sweet Leda

Thursday, September 12 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live - Wilmington