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“When I’m Free Tour” winding down
The band had a great time at the IBMA Awards show, and now heads out for the homestretch of the “When I’m Free” tour. Some new dates are still being added, so have a look at the schedule and come out to see the show.
Bryan Sutton: IBMA Guitar player of the year!
Congrats to Bryan Sutton on winning International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar player of the year. We are so glad to have you on our team…and so cool of you to dedicate the award to Charles Sawtelle.
On the Road with Hot Rize
Hot Rize Hits the Road–Hot!
Hot Rize’s 2015 tour schedule includes 30+ festivals & venues
Touring behind the “When I’m Free” release has included gigs in Washington, California, New Hampshire, Florida and many points between. In one week in April they played in all four time zones. The band members agree that the cave at Bluegrass Underground definitely wins for the most unique venue so far. Check out the Hot Rize Facebook page for pictures and videos from their performances.
Hot off the presses–our latest release, When I’m Free on VINYL!
Get your copy today. This beautifully-packaged musical masterpiece includes two full covers of band photos, song lyrics and a free digital download of the album. Glen Herbert of KDHX Radio writes, “When I’m Free may be the band’s strongest release ever, and with 24 years since the last studio recording, it certainly doesn’t come a moment too soon.” Order your copy here today.
Check out all the great merchandise on the site, including the new Hot Rize tee (three colors to choose from), Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers tees, flyswatters, bumper stickers and discs from both bands.
Hot Rize Plays the Streets of New York
We are excited to announce the release of our latest video for ‘Your Light Leads Me On’ filled by Mason Jar Music on the streets of New York! Here is what Peter Wernick had to say about filming the song on the busy streets of New York
“As the only native New York City boy in the group, very familiar with Times Square, it was wild and weird to be picking banjo there, plowing along through the curious onlookers, not to mention Batman, the Statue of Liberty, Disney characters, etc. The lights of the giant video billboards really contrast ironically with what the song is about… a lonesome driver saying to the moon, ‘your light leads me on.’ “
The first video in the ‘Ask Dr. Banjo’ series
Here Pete talks about his favorite memories from the recent Hot Rize tour including the making of the new video for ‘A Cowboy;s Life’ which is soon to be released!
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2015 Tour Schedule
Watch here and check the full schedule
new dates being added all the time!
Hot Rize w/ Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers
|03/21/15||Live Oak, FL||Suwannee Springfest|
|03/25/15||Franklin, TN||Music City Roots|
|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|
|04/25/15||Phoenix, AZ||Musical Instrument Museum|
|04/26/15||Indio, CA||Stagecoach Music Festival|
|05/23/15||Black Mountain, NC||Black Mountain UpRizing|
|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|
|06/14/15||Napa, CA||City Winery Napa|
|06/16/15||Denver, CO||Denver Botanic Gardens|
|06/18/15||Telluride, CO||Telluride Bluegrass Festival|
|07/09/15||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium|
|07/11/15 - 07/12/15||Courtenay, BC||Vancouver Island Musicfest|
|07/14/15||Missoula, MT||Ruby Jewel Jamboree|
|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|
|08/09/15||Bayfield, WI||Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua|
|08/27/15 - 08/28/15||Tønder, Denmark||Tønder Festival|
|08/30/15||Dorset, England||Purbeck Valley Folk 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|
|09/17/15||Nashville, TN||The Station Inn|
|09/18/15||Louisville, KY||The Clifton Center|
|09/19/15||Bristol, TN||Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion|
|09/25/15||Berryville, VA||Watermelon Park Festival|
|09/26/15||Winona, MN||Boats and Bluegrass Festival|
|10/02/15||Chattanooga, TN||3 Sisters Music Festival|
|10/04/15||San Francisco, CA||Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival|
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Limited quantities of AUTOGRAPHED "When I'm Free" CDs available.