• 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

  • Hot Rize reunion tour 2010

    Hot Rize hits the road again this fall for their first US tour in more than 10 years. They have a string of dates scheduled later this year with original members Pete Wernick on banjo, Tim O'Brien on mandolin/fiddle and

  • Grey Fox 2008 report

    Our friend, Carol Beaugard - host of WFDU's Lonesome Pine RFD - sent along this report (with photos) of the recent Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, the first year for this venerable event in its new home. I totally loved Grey Fox

  • Pete Wernick on Steve Martin wedding

    We posted yesterday afternoon about Hot Rize performing during and after Steve Martin's "surprise" wedding ceremony at his home in Los Angeles on July 28. As we might have suspected, Pete Wernick (Dr. Banjo) was in the thick of the

  • 1987 Hot Rize DVD now available

    The Hot Rize concert DVD we mentioned a few weeks ago has been released, and can be ordered now from the Hot Rize web site. It features a concert performance at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Lousiville, KY from