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June 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
“Hot Rize is the great modern bluegrass band. They’re the connective tissue that links the great founders of bluegrass with the modern tradition.” – Steve Martin
It didn’t take long after Tim O’Brien, Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, and Charles Sawtelle first appeared onstage together in 1978 for the bluegrass music world to realize that the Colorado band, Hot Rize, was something special. And by the time they bowed off the stage as a full-time act in 1990, they’d been recognized as the International Bluegrass Music Association’s very first Entertainers of the Year and nominated for a bluegrass Grammy, with a four-star album review in Rolling Stone and tours across four continents.
Steeped in bluegrass tradition, Hot Rize’s music is informed by a taste for the music of Leadbelly and Freddie King, swing, old-time Appalachia and more. Now, 40 years after their first concert, the quartet still brings something new to the table. “We’ve watched bluegrass evolve in the past 25 years, and while we’ve all been a part of that evolution as individuals, now it’s time to bring a new Hot Rize statement to the world,” explains O’Brien.
Friends’ Pre Sale now through Friday.
General Public sales start Friday, 1/19 at noon.