• 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

  • Dr. Banjo in the house

    Hot Rize is in the midst of their fall reunion tour, their first since 1996 when Bryan Sutton was welcomed into the band on guitar. After a swing through the northwest over the weekend, they start up again on Wednesday

  • New Hot Rize audio

    We posted back in August about the upcoming Hot Rize tour this fall, the band's first since the passing of original guitarist Charles Sawtelle in 1999. They will spend 10 days on the road, hitting clubs and theaters across the