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With a catchy calypso-African vibe, 'Cover Me Up' hails from the long-running jam band's first Shanachie Records release.

Rusted Root Stays Groovy with Self-Produced Video and Free Song Download

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True to their earthy image, Rusted Root has just put out a music video as homespun as the band’s rootsy sounds. Taking a day off touring, and with the help of their road crew and tour manager, they visualized the high-spirited track “Cover Me Up” from their 2012 album The Movement, their first release on legendary Shanchie Records. Edited by band member Liz Berlin, the clip features lots of water and sand, plenty of mugging for the camera, and onstage footage.

High Times has said of this perpetually touring jam band, “Thank goodness peace, love, and great grooves haven’t fallen out of fashion.” Without a doubt, “Cover Me Up”‘s calypso-African vibe and infectious positivity is a perfect example.

The band, whose busy tour schedule takes them up and down the East Coast this month, is also giving away the song for free, via this link.

About Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel is a Publisher and Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at http://www.orenhope.com/ you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at http://parkodyssey.blogspot.com/ where he visits every park in New York City. And by night he's a part-time working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

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