Track Premiere: No Reason Why from Hot Buttered Rum

San Francisco’s Hot Buttered Rum are announcing today the imminent release of their 12th album, Shine All Night, on September 16.

In celebration, they have also agreed share a song from the album today with our readers, one called No Reason Why, written by banjo player Erik Yates.

HBR has been together 20 years now, spinning their special mix of grass, folk, soul, and Americana all along the west coast and beyond. Through both live and studio recordings, and nearly constant touring, the band has developed a very large and loyal following.

In addition to Yates, Bryan Horne is on bass, James Stafford is on mandolin and drums, Jeff Coleman plays keys, and Nat Keefe guitar.

Of today’s premiere, No Reason Why, Erik says…

“I’ve become a believer in finishing songs fast – when I pick them up later, it’s best if they have some shape and weight to play with. No Reason Why was half-formed when I woke up one morning in February ’22, pulled mainly from a dream, and I did my best to stay sleepy so I could get it all out.”

Have a listen…

Pre-orders for Shine All Night are enabled now online, with tracks available September 16.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.