What jumps out at an initial sounds favor gibberish: “ooombasayoh” and “seemoobadiyah.”

The song is Rusted Root’s “Send Me On mine Way,” and also those nonsense syllables — merged with yes, really English indigenous sung rather easily — have resonated in pop society throughout the last 20 years. Back the song was never technically a struggle single, reaching a top of No. 72 on the Billboard warm 100 in 1995, it has actually popped up everywhere the ar and achieved a remaining power more powerful than most bigger hits of the era.

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“Send Me On my Way” has been featured in at the very least seven movies, most notably in “Matilda” and “Ice Age.” companies Rent-A-Car provided it in a commercial. It verified up ~ above the NBC sitcom “Chuck.” It’s end up being a standard choice for wedding dances and also prom themes.


Something around it, even if it is it’s the vivid use that pennywhistle in the accompaniment or the quasi-religious glossolalia impact of the lyrics, has actually made the track stick through people. However Rusted Root’s leader, Michael Glabicki, has actually never been contents to coast on one song’s momentum: 2012’s “The Movement” is the eighth studio album for the group, which is showing no indications of easing up.

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Glabicki and his bandmates have always been committed political activists, and also this year Rusted Root contributed a track to a compilation album title “Buy This Fracking Album.” The project, which likewise includes cut from Bonnie Raitt and Meshell Ndegeocello among others, is aimed at raising awareness around the damaging ecological effects that hydraulic fracturing practices, something that has been a hot-button subject in the group’s hometown, Pittsburgh.

“Once you recognize the effects of fracking, it’s a no-brainer that you would be versus having it done in your community — or anywhere, for the matter,” Glabicki claims by telephone from a tour stop in Boston.

In 2010, Pittsburgh ended up being the first U.S. City to adopt an ordinance banning fracking within its city limits. An examination by the environmental Protection agency discovered that fracking in rural Dimock, Pa., brought about methane air pollution in domestic water wells.

“We took a trip to Dimock, and also sat in different living rooms and also heard people’s stories around what fracking had done to your community. It to be horrible,” Glabicki says. “It provides you wonder how our nation can allow this happen. Normally in the past, us would just do these points to third World countries.”

Staying in ~ the head of current concerns helps Rusted Root protect against being pigeonholed together merely another jam band from the ’90s, one assessment that was never quite specific to begin with. The group played on the famous H.O.R.D.E. Tour, yet never had actually much stylistic overlap v the caravan’s large names — Blues Traveler and Phish, for instance.

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“I’ve heard Natalie seller get referred to as a jam band,” Glabicki says, laughing. “What go it average anymore?”

One mainstay in Rusted Root’s long career has been Glabicki’s guitar, a Larrivée acoustic with a pickup attached over the soundhole. ~ a pair of years on the road, the instrument is visibly decaying. Quickly it will resemble Willie Nelson’s decrepit “Trigger.”

Glabicki foresees a aptly eco-friendly final chapter for the guitar, as if the is slowly dissolving right into a type of musical-mystical compost heap.

“I bought that in ’95, and also I haven’t uncovered a far better one yet. I’m simply … return it come the Earth, i guess,” he says. “One night it’s simply going to vanish.”