To ring in the New Year, San Francisco's Hot Buttered Rum returns to Denver for a three night run, starting off at Owsley's Golden Road on December 29th and culminating in a two-night blowout at The Oriental Theater. The band is offering discount multi-night passes for those who don't want to miss a minute, and travel packages offered by Sage and Spirit Travel for friends coming from out of town. Visit www.hotbutteredrum.net for full details on the NYE run, packages, and more.
Hot Buttered Rum's current list of confirmed tour dates is as follows:
November 11 Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry NH
November 12 Empire Dine & Dance Portland ME
November 13 Higher Ground South Burlington VT
November 14 Westcott Theater Syracuse NY
November 15 Mauch Chunk Opera House Jim Thorpe PA
November 18 Castaways Ithaca NY
November 19 Sullivan Hall New York NY
November 20 East Hartford Community Center East Hartford CT
November 21 Lowell Auditorium Lowell MA supporting Dark Star Orchestra
November 22 Electric Factory Philadelphia PA supporting Dark Star Orchestra
November 23 Fairfield Theatre Bridgeport CT supporting Dark Star Orchestra
November 29 The Fillmore San Francisco CA
December 04 Majestic Theatre Madison WI
December 05 Martyr's Chicago IL
December 06 Miramar Theatre Milwaukee WI
December 09 Music Mill Indianapolis IN
December 10 Madison Theatre Covington KY
December 12 University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point Steven's Point WI
December 13 Cabooze Minneapolis MN
December 29 Owsley's Golden Road Denver CO
December 30-31 Oriental Theatre Denver CO
January 24 Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Utica NY
January 30 Moe's Alley Santa Cruz CA
February 20-21 Wintergrass Tacoma WA
More dates to be announced.
Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, the guys of Hot Buttered Rum grew up on the trails, in the mountains, and on the slopes. Their ties with nature have only grown and as a group, the band has dedicated much time and energy to reducing their carbon footprint and promoting alternative fuel sources. As a heavily touring band, Hot Buttered Rum had to face the tough reality of how a national tour can affect the environment and counter it with a positive change. In response, the band helped to promote the biofuel renaissance, touring the country on recycled vegetable oil and biodiesel as early as 2003. Band members have participated in numerous Renewable Energy and Biofuel conferences, as well as sitting on discussion panels at such renowned music festivals as Bonnaroo and High Sierra. Highlighted in the November/December 2005 issue of E: Environmental Magazine, Hot Buttered Rum is commended for trying to "leave an impact on its fans, and not solely on the road that passes beneath its bus tires as it travels from coast to coast". For more information on Hot Buttered Rum and their greening efforts, visit the band's website.
The widespread appeal of Hot Buttered Rum's music stems not only from the band's musical versatility and prolific songwriting, but also from the magnetic chemistry the group creates onstage together. It is this chemistry that is propelling the band to ever greater success. The band has performed at festivals as diverse as the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Grey Fox, High Sierra and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and has shared the stage with such artists as Phil Lesh, Bela Fleck, Ben Harper, Chris Thile, Mike Marshall and Peter Rowan, the last two of whom worked with the band on its critically-acclaimed studio release, Well-Oiled Machine.