Hot Rize Rises Again


Bluegrass favorite Hot Rize is embarking on its first U.S. Tour in more than a decade. The lineup will feature original members Pete Wernick on banjo, Tim O’Brien on mandolin/fiddle and Nick Forster on bass. Bryan Sutton continues his stint as the band's guitarist, after replacing the late Charles Sawtelle when the group began performing again in 2002.

Hot Rize was a major attraction in the 1980s, and recorded six albums before disbanding in the 1990s to pursue individual solo careers.

Tour dates are as follows:

Date Location Venue
Oct. 28 Berkeley, Calif. The Freight
  29 Seattle Benaroya Hall
  30 Portland, Ore. Aladdin Theater
  31 Boulder, Colo. Boulder Theater
Nov. 3 Lexington, Mass. National Heritage Museum
  4 New York BB King Blues Club
  5 Charlotte, N.C. McGlohon Theatre
  6 Alexandria, Va. The Birchmere
  7 Wheeling, W.Va. TBA


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