Hot Rize marked its 30th anniversary on January 18, 2008. (The first show was at The Hungry Farmer in Boulder, CO Jan. 18, 1978.) After not performing for three years following the death in 1999 of original member Charles Sawtelle, the band regrouped in 2002 for several shows a year, with Bryan Sutton added on guitar. 2010 is the ninth year of shows with the current lineup, delivering its high-energy, soulful, and unique sound to fans old and new. Fans at recent RockyGrass and GreyFox festivals were treated to reappearances of Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, who have now reestablished their identity in the Hot Rize show, if not their credibility.
Though many years from its full-time touring period of 1978-1990, Hot Rize has kept its legend growing by delivering first-class music and entertainment as only it can.
For more information on the band’s members, history, and schedule, visit hotrize.com, the band’s official web site.
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