• Hot Rize in Ann Arbor

    Hot Rize made the Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan one of the current tour stops where they played to a packed house. About a third of the audience were seeing them for the first time. The rest of us were

  • Blue Is Falling video from Hot Rize

    Hot Rize has created a music video for the debut single from their upcoming album, When I'm Free, their first in 24 years. This video for Blue Is Falling was shot in Boulder, CO at a benefit concert for victims of the terrible

  • Sneak peek from new Hot Rize CD

    Hot Rize has released a single track from their upcoming reunion album, due sometime this Fall. It's Blue Is Falling, the opening track on the CD whose title has not yet been announced. The single (and the album) features three original

  • Hot Rize back this Fall

    Some of the biggest bluegrass fun I remember from the 1980s was watching Hot Rize on stage, often with their alter egos, Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers. You could always depend on some solid bluegrass, a good dose of old old

  • Hot Rize tracking new project

    Fans of Hot Rize will be delighted to learn that there is a new studio album in the offing. The CD will be the first by the legendary band in 10 years – and the first studio album since the release

  • 40th Anniversary Telluride coverage

    We'd like to introduce David Smith, who will be providing on-site coverage during the Telluride Bluegrass festival next weekend in Colorado. He will join Jason Lombard who will be photographing the event for us. I’m thrilled to be joining the Bluegrass

  • Now you bake right…

    ... with Martha White. So goes the opening line of the most famous commercial in bluegrass history. It was first brought to the fore by Flatt & Scruggs in 1953 through their live shows, radio and television appearances. Lester and Earl

  • Hot Rize touring this Fall

    A Hot Rize reunion tour is being organized for late September/early October, with expectations for performances from Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers at each of the shows. The tour will be managed by Keith Case & Associates in Nashville, who are