Rusted Root

Rusted Root

The quintessential live band, Pittsburgh’s Rusted Root celebrates their 20th anniversary this year. Formed in the early 90’s by singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki, Rusted Root’s worldly style quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock. To date they have released 7 albums and sold over 3 million records worldwide. After debuting in 1992 with the self released 'Cruel Sun,' Rusted Root signed with Mercury Records and released the 1994 platinum selling breakthrough 'When I Woke,' which featured the massive hits "Send Me On My Way," "Ecstasy" and "Martyr." Their huge success allowed the band to tours with Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, HORDE Festival and, perhaps most notably, the highly coveted support role on the landmark Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour. Their new album 'The Movement' is out now!

Goodnight, Texas

Goodnight is an unincorporated town in Texas' Armstrong County named after Charles Goodnight, who settled there in 1887. The small town is also the midpoint on I-40 between the respective residences of Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf. The two met in San Francisco and began recording some songs together before Wolf moved to North Carolina. Keeping in touch and meeting again on the east coast, then back on the west coast, they picked up more band members and recorded A Long Life of Living.
A Long Life of Living breathes fascination with the fading memory of generations in our country's patchwork of opportunity, immigration, and tragedy, and muses on our own era's place in the story. The debut LP is a gritty folk album that captures the vision of late nineteenth century blue-collar America with 11 wonderful songs and stories that Wolf and Vincour tell like seasoned vets.

Lorne & The Wayhighs

It's a BIG BEAT DANCE ROCK JAM sound that began in the Fells Point blues bars of Lorne Smith's hometown Baltimore. It was shaped in San Francisco on the stages of The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Bimbo's, Slim's, Cafe Du Nord, and the Boom Boom Room. It grew up on Ocean Beach, around a campfire, and by the river. Now, backed by all-stars of the SF scene, it is released to the world as Lorne & The Wayhighs. Get a free download of the brand new single “SHE’S A LION” here:


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Rusted Root with Goodnight, Texas, Lorne & The Wayhighs

Thursday, October 24 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Independent

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