Hot Rize

Hot Rize

Hot Rize marked its 30th anniversary on January 18, 2008. (The first show was at The Hungry Farmer in Boulder, CO on that date in 1978.). From 1978 to 1998, Hot Rize was Tim O'Brien, Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, and Charles Sawtelle. Following the death in 1999 of original member Charles Sawtelle, the band took a break from performing. They regrouped in 2002 for several shows a year, with Bryan Sutton added on guitar. 2008 is the seventh year of shows with the current lineup, delivering its high-energy, soulful, and unique sound to fans old and new.... more