Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Buttered Rum announces the release of their new album, WELL-OILED MACHINE (Harmonized Records), in stores nationwide February 21, 2006. The album was produced by Mike Marshall and has special guest appearances by Darol Anger and Peter Rowan. In addition to the release, Hot Buttered Rum ( and label-mates New Monsoon ( have just announced a west coast tour in the month of January, which will conclude at The Fillmore in San Francisco on February 4th.

Hot Buttered Rum's sound, dubbed as a "High Altitude Acoustic Experience," has been praised by fans, peers and national media alike, recognizing the band for their "stunning instrumental and vocal virtuosity." Hot Buttered Rum is attracting a truly multi-generational audience with their ability to create an undeniably hip and fresh sound that weaves together the grounded traditions of folk and bluegrass with the modern influences of rock & roll, reggae and acoustic singer/songwriters. Since setting off as a group of friends on trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, a musical evolution that defines the band's sound, coupled with an extensive touring schedule, has led Hot Buttered Rum to emerge as one of the nation's hottest young touring acts on the scene today.

2005 has been a breakout year for Hot Buttered Rum. They have performed at premier music festivals such as Telluride Bluegrass, Newport Folk, South By Southwest, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 5. The band's talent has led them to the stage with artists such as Phil Lesh, Ben Harper, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Chris Thile, Bela Fleck, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, Billy Nershi and Mike Marshall.


  • Performed at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
  • Featured in Relix Magazine's "Spotlight" section
  • Opened for Phil Lesh and Friends at the Berkeley Community Theater
  • Headlined two Sold Out Great American Music Hall performances.
  • Performed at festivals around the country: Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Festival, South by Southwest Music Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Northwest String Summit, Riverbend Festival, Wakarusa Music Festival, Big Wu Family Reunion, Whole Earth Festival, San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival.
  • Continuing to tour successfully approximately 175 dates yearly nationwide and developing a devoted and ever-expanding fan base.

    Well Oiled Machine (February 21, 2006)
    In These Parts (2004)
    Live at the Freight & Salvage (2002)

    In addition to Hot Buttered Rum's musical accomplishments - they are ecological pioneers! Since July 2003, the band has traveled more than 50,000 miles on their tour bus fueled by recycled vegetable oil. Their efforts have raised awareness about the use of alternative fuel to thousands nationwide.


    [Published on: 12/13/05]

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