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Hot Rize

Hot Rize
Formed: 1976
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17 Ratings
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Disbanded: 1992
Genre: Country
Group Members: Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, Tim O'Brien, Charles Sawtelle, Mike Scap
Biography: The eclectic Colorado progressive bluegrass band Hot Rize also played traditional bluegrass, jazz, and rock. They came together in 1976 and were named after the secret ingredient of Martha White Self-Rising Flour, the product Flatt & Scruggs had promoted early in their careers. The bandmembers were ...Read full biography
Untold Stories
Released: 1987
Label: Sugar Hill
Critics' Rating:
The combo of vocalist/fiddler/mandolinist Tim O' Brien and banjo player Pete Wernick was never stronger than on Hot Rize's 1987 release Untold Stories. Never as "progressive" as some of their peers (New ...Read full review
Hot Rize
Released: 1979
Label: Rounder Records
Critics' Rating:
Hot Rize's debut album demonstrated that traditional bluegrass bands could bring the music into the modern era without turning totally progressive or losing the music's roots. Over the album's 14 tracks, ...Read full review
More Hot Rize albums: Main Albums (7), DVD/Video (1)