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Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki goes solo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Jan. 22

Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki goes solo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Jan. 22
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From a press release:

After playing with his full band at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg this Friday, Dec. 30, Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a solo gig at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 accompanied by his bandmate Dirk Miller with special guest Dylan Skursky, the bassist of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jam-grass band Cabinet.

Doors at the Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains) open at 7 p.m., and the 21+ show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets, which are $10, can be purchased in advance via HoldMyTicket or at the door.

Rusted Root, the multi-platinum jam band out of Pittsburgh, evolved around Glabicki’s distinct sound and grew into a musical entity that has thrived in a non-genre specific category all its own.

Rusted Root built their career around dramatic performances; their polyrhythmic, multicultural rock ‘n’ soul picked up fans like a junkyard magnet as they swept across the nation on tour. Their latest album, 2012’s “The Movement,” continues to maintain a strong foothold in the world/jam/rock music world.

“‘The Movement’ is an extremely joyous recording with seriously deep undertones. It is a culmination of everything we have learned, or have tried to learn, over our entire career. It truly is a career record for us,” Glabicki says.

“When we first got together as a band, there was a groundswell of community, love, and support that has taken us on a movement through our lives and together as a band. This movement has never stopped all these years!

“Rusted Root is a state of mind shared and explored by many people – we are a community that supports one another.”

In addition to his two decades with Rusted Root, Glabicki is exploring new sounds and opening new doors with his solo career. He has started touring nationally as a duo act, and explains that although he has his roots with Rusted Root, the sound is very different.

Glabicki has always invited the audience to participate in the creation of Rusted Root’s music. He frequently tests new songs on the road to see the fan reaction. Constantly writing new material, Glabicki finds that some of it fits his solo sound better than Rusted Root’s.

Glabicki currently routes his solo tours around the Rusted Root schedule and has multiple performances throughout the year. While not on tour with Rusted Root or working on his solo career, Glabicki also has his own studio, Red Cloud, in Pittsburgh. What started as a place for him to write and record new songs has now grown into a full scale studio where local musicians can rent space to work on their new albums.

A multifaceted musician, producer, and songwriter, Glabicki’s talents are unique and extremely uplifting. His solo tour dates and new music are extensions of his creative talent and will inspire all those who participate.