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On the Road with Hot Rize

“We had a fun and busy fall tour after the release of our first CD in many years, When I’m Free. The title, Western Skies, comes from the chorus of song I wrote with help from Tim. It’s about the thing that happens when you find yourself out west: the sky opens up and you feel a sense of freedom and possibility that is more elusive on a cold and dreary day back east. That feeling drew Tim O’Brien and Pete Wernick and me from the east to Colorado in the 70’s. Even now, when things are closing in or getting you down, we need to be reminded of that feeling of wide open spaces. Thanks to our tour manager and sound engineer, Dan Foldes of Pint of Soul, for capturing this view of our life on the road.” Nick Forster
Hot Rize returns to the road in March, presenting the songs from “When I’m Free”, along with other favorite Hot Rize classics. Watch the schedule grow as dates are announced. You can order “When I’m Free” here.

Festival season approaches!

Hot Rize will be there … will you?

Video: A Roving on a Winter’s Night

 Upcoming Gigs

Watch here and check the full schedule
new dates being added all the time!

Hot Rize w/ Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers

Date City Venue
03/19/15 - 03/22/15 Live Oak, FL Suwannee Springfest
03/26/15 Roanoke, VA Jefferson Center
03/27/15 McMinnville, TN Bluegrass Underground
03/28/15 Savannah, GA Trustees Theater
03/29/15 Plymouth, NH Silver Center, Hanaway Theatre
04/18/15 Driftwood, TX Old Settlers Music Fest
04/23/15 Wilkesboro, NC Merlefest
04/25/15 Phoenix, AZ Musical Instrument Museum
04/26/15 Indio, CA Stagecoach Music Festival
05/24/15 Cumberland, MD DelFest
05/29/15 Lexington, KY Troubadour Concert Series – Lyric Theatre
05/30/15 Bean Blossom, IN John Hartford Memorial Festival
06/12/15 Ontario, CA Huck Finn Jubilee
06/13/15 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
06/18/15 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival
06/27/15 Owensboro, KY ROMP
07/18/15 Oak Hill, NY Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
08/01/15 - 08/02/15 Stony Plain, Alberta Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival
08/07/15 Alta, WY Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival
08/08/15 Richmond, MN Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival
09/03/15 Brunswick, ME Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special
09/04/15 Woodstown, NJ Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
09/06/15 Pagosa Springs, CO Four Corners Folk Festival
09/26/15 Winona, MN Boats and Bluegrass Festival
10/16/15 Farmers Branch, TX Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival

Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers

Date City Venue
07/26/15 Lyons, CO RockyGrass

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To Order …

"When I'm Free", and all the Hot Rize releases. Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers CDs, too!
Limited quantities of AUTOGRAPHED "When I'm Free" CDs available.

Hot Rize, Martha White, Red Knuckles apparel.

Red Knuckles flyswatters and other items. Got flies? Quantity discounts available on the flyswatters!

The only available DVD of Hot Rize. A full hour concert performance featuring both bands. Only available from Hot Rize.