Hot Buttered Rum Northeast Tour Dates

Article Contributed by Good Cop PR | Published on Monday, February 22, 2016

Hot Buttered Rum is pleased to announce their first string of Northeast tour dates in 2 years. Tickets for the 10-date jaunt are on sale TODAY!

The Northeast run, kicking off in Northampton on April 27th at the Iron Horse and wrapping in Millheim, PA with shows in NYC, Philadelphia and DC (among others), will commence at the tail end of a previously announced Midwest and West Coast tour. See below for a full list of the NE dates.

Hot Buttered Rum will be touring on an acclaimed and in-progress 3-EP series, the latest installment of which, The Kite and the Key: Part 2, was digitally released on Friday, February 5th-- a collection of old school bluegrass standards by the celebrated Stanley Brothers, recorded and produced by Sally Van Meter in the fall of 2015.

The third EP is set for release this spring and is HBR’s late-night throwdown music, recorded and produced with String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth and due out this spring.

Together, the three collections (each featuring 6 tracks), focus on a different aspect of the band’s diversity and inspiration, driving the point home by conspiring with the appropriate producer for each release.

Case in point, the first EP (The Kite and the Key: Part 1), recorded with Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone was released in late 2015 to substantial accolades.


Hot Buttered Rum lives for a good time, and a mindful recklessness settles in whenever these five guys step on stage. From Anchorage to Miami, the group’s onstage chemistry fuels the lovefest that is a live Butter show. Rooted in the trajectory of west coast bluegrass, Hot Buttered Rum plays what has been described as California’s own acoustic music.

HBR’s years of touring have given the band the chance to work and play with a wide cross-section of musicians, people like Peter Rowan, 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 is tough to describe and easy to love, and it has found its way to the most prestigious pop, folk, and bluegrass stages in the country: Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Strawberry Music Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Kate Wolf, Horning’s Hideout, Northwest String Summit, Grey Fox, Merlefest, All Good, High Sierra, Wakarusa, and many more.

4.27 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall

4.28 - Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theater

4.29 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)

4.30 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Mauch Chunk Opera House

5.01 - Philadelphia, PA - MilkBoy

5.04 - Bridgeport, CT - The Acoustic

5.05 - Harrisburg, PA - The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company

5.06 - Baltimore, MD - The 8x10 w/ BIG Something

5.07 - Washington, DC - Gypsysally's

5.08 - Millheim, PA - Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks