Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

"Stunning instrumental and vocal virtuosity."
–– Relix Magazine

"Few things rejuvenate the soul like a warm fireside drink after an exhausting day in the snow. Hot Buttered Rum has that effect. Their original songs are instantly familiar and inviting, and their easygoing versions of timeless classics (the Beatles, Hank Williams) belie the intricacy of the arrangements."
–San Francisco Chronicle

Hot Buttered Rum lives for songs. Songs to sing in the shower. Songs to crank through your earbuds at the DMV. Songs to name your babies after, and then make more babies to. The band's three songwriters — Aaron Redner, Nat Keefe and Erik Yates — spin tales about the good times, the bad times, and the roads in between, and belt them from the heart in three-part harmony. Bryan Horne's athletic standup bass and Lucas Carlton's tasteful percussion combine with the acoustic instruments to create what is California's own acoustic music.

Hot Buttered Rum lives for a good time. The group's onstage chemistry fuels the lovefest that is a live HBR show. A mindful recklessness settles in whenever these five guys step out of their front doors in northern California to entertain crowds from Anchorage to Miami.

Hot Buttered Rum's years of touring have given the band the chance to work and play with a wide cross-section of musicians, people like Phil Lesh, Chris Thile, Brett Dennen, and Robert Earl Keen. Seasoned veteran Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), acoustic guru Mike Marshall, and left-coast rocker Tim Bluhm (Mother Hips, Nicki Bluhm) have all produced studio albums for the band. Each guided HBR towards the next step in its evolution. It's a sound that's as tough to describe as it is easy to love, and it has found its way to the most prestigious pop, folk, and bluegrass stages in the country: Telluride, Newport, Bonnaroo, Strawberry, Hardly Strictly, Kate Wolf, Horning's Hideout, String Summit, Grey Fox, All Good, High Sierra, Wakarusa, and many more.

At the center of Hot Buttered Rum is the enduring camaraderie of five best friends. The band was conceived on a backpacking trip of high school and college buddies in the High Sierra. What was dreamed up on mountaintops and around campfires has found its way into the hearts, minds, and bodies of thousands.

Dead Winter Carpenters

Dead Winter Carpenters are a year-old eclectic quintet from the shores of Lake Tahoe. DWC defies musical boundaries combining elements of rock 'n' roll, folk, roots, country, ragtime, blues and reggae with choice influences ranging from throughout rock history, including Neil Young to David Byrne and Ryan Adams and the traditional fiddle tunes of earlier times.

Poised with an arsenal of original material, Dead Winter Carpenters are doggedly in the midst of a 22-state, break-out fall tour supporting the release of a debut album, "D.W.C." This combination of talented players, a unique blend of genuine, authentic songwriting and dynamic musicianship epitomizes what great live music is all about.

The band has shared bills with the likes of Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Young Dubliners, Kyle Hollingsworth Band of the String Cheese Incident, Hot Buttered Rum and Poor Man's Whiskey, among others.

The five-piece outfit consists of fiddler Jenni Charles, upright bassist Dave Lockhart, guitarists Jesse Dunn and Sean Duerr, and drummer Ryan Davis.

$9.00 - $17.00


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Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff


Hot Buttered Rum with Dead Winter Carpenters

Friday, December 6 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff