This footage was taken back in April 2005 on the lawn of the Student Union Building (HUB) at Penn State University (Happy Valley), State College, PA. It was quite chilly but that did not deter people from creating one of the biggest crowds on the HUB lawn for a show - nor did it curtail any enthusiasm for the band playing that night. At this time original members Jim Donovan, Jenn Wertz and Johnny B (John Buynak) were playing in the band. Co-founders Michael Glabicki & Liz Berlin are still rocking out with original member Patrick Norman on bass guitar.
This song is called Rain and features quite an original sound and is demonstrative of the energy, ritual and musicianship which has sustained the bands unique viability through the shifting sands of time.
I had my digital video camera "in the pit" (between the edge of the stage and the barrier w/ security which separates the crowd) and friends, Mikey and Karen, were checking on Liz's camera in the crowd at the sound board.
And thanks to Mike & Karen for letting me crash at their place in Boalsburg. What a great time.
As a fan and a friend I'm looking forward to the release of the new studio album by Rusted Root --- the latest since 2002 and the release of a double live CD in 2005. This new material is engaging in a way that is easy to gravitate towards and organically blends w/ all the favorites = which makes for a fun, dynamic, kick ass show. But it will be nice to play these new songs in my car while driving down the road.