(Photo above by Cara Freidham)
Saturday, October 6 at 7:30pm the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation presents an evening of rhythm, grooves and music to move you featuring Michael Glabicki, singer/songwriter of Rusted Root and guitarist Dirk Miller. The duo return after a stand-out performance at the Tower back in 2016. As the founding member and front man of Rusted Root, Michael Glabicki has spent the last 30 years tapping into the musical inspirations of the world around us, drawing upon rhythms from Africa to classic American rock and soul. Tower Theatre Foundation Communications Manager, Amanda Bird, got to speak with Glabicki about his passion for music and the upcoming tour – here’s what she learned:
A. What group or performer did you see as your first live concert, and what do you remember from it?
M. I went to a lot of live Polka dance shows in Pittsburgh with my family. I remember most the sense of community and joy. Never learned to dance the Polka but I loved to watch.
A. What has been the most rewarding thing for you as an artist?
M. Evolving! Everyday looking for a way to grow musically and in life.
A. What has changed the most throughout your career?
M. Sacrificing less more and more. Feels good!
A. What are you most looking forward to on this upcoming tour?
M. Connecting with some new audiences. The duo show has been mostly on the east coast so far and I have a good feeling about moving it west.
A. What is your favorite song to play?
M. Always the new stuff- right now probably Tumbleweed.
A. What influences you most?
M. I am a pretty internal writer, but while performing, the crowds can really affect my arrangement and delivery. I would say them and my wife!
A. What excites you about performing at the Tower in Bend?
M. It seems like an extremely musical crowd. I Iike that, and I feel like it’s gonna get real!
A. What is your go-to pre-show routine?
M. I like to meditate and sing a Mantra. Every time I do this it makes the show amazing.
A. What do you know for sure?
M. Love conquers all!
Come join us for an intimate evening of Rusted Root classics like Send Me on My Way, Martyr, Ecstasy and songs yet to be released. For Rusted Root fans, this is a show not to be missed.
All tickets are on sale now. Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office, by phone or online. Details on events are also at facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre.
835 NW Wall Street, Bend • towertheatre.org • 541-317-0700