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Liz Berlin

Our exclusive interview with one of the talented women of Rusted Root

On Friday March 28th, I had the extreme pleasure of talking with Liz Berlin of Rusted Root before their show in Philadelphia, PA at the Electric Factory. Liz was great in sharing her insight into the band, her solo career, her club in Pittsburgh, and more. Listen to what the talented and beautiful Liz Berlin has to say!

1. You and Jenn are going to be opening some shows on this tour, how did that come about?
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2. Does your approach differ when you are opening the show with Jenn from when you are just playing the full set with the rest of the band?
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3. Do you change the song you play with the band during the set, or are you just going to be playing "Too Much?"
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4. Last tour you brought back some older songs like "Sister Contine." Any songs going to make a comeback this tour?
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5. Any chance that this is the year that we will finally see your solo CD?
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6. Is it tough to maintain your personal relationships on the road?
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7. Is running your club Mr. Smalls something that you are looking to do more of in the future?
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8. What are your thoughts on MP3, digital music, and the whole file-swapping craze?
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9. How happy is the band that you are no longer on Island Records?
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10. Is signing with another label something the band is looking into or are you going to take more control of it yourselves?
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11. Who are some of the bands that you are listening to now?
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I want to thank Liz for taking the time to talk with me and for 10 years of great music. Everyone should check out Rusted Root when they come to your town. Check out to see if Rusted Root is playing in your area!

Drop us a line to let me know what you think of what Liz said or just to tell us how much we suck! Email me at root@empyrelounge.com