Hot Buttered Rum

Bonfire Presents:

Hot Buttered Rum

Man About A Horse

Sun, May 1, 2016

7:00 pm

$12.00 - $17.00

This event is 21 and over

Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Buttered Rum
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, Newport, Bonnaroo, Strawberry, Hardly Strictly, Kate Wolf, Horning's Hideout, String Summit, Grey Fox, Merlefest, All Good, High Sierra, Wakarusa, and many more.
The next step in Butter's evolution involves recording three 5-song EPs, each focusing on a part of music that Hot Buttered Rum loves and is inspired by, and each with a different producer. The first EP was recently recorded with Railroad Earth's Tim Carbone and will be released this fall. The second will be a collection of Ralph Stanley old school bluegrass standards, to be recorded in September with producer Sally Van Meter. The third will be Hot Buttered Rum's latenight throwdown music, to be recorded in November with SCI's Kyle Hollingsworth. Together, the three collections of songs will explore Butter's roots and express Butter's present passions.
At the center of Hot Buttered Rum is the enduring camaraderie of old 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..
Man About A Horse
Man About A Horse
Man About a Horse is a Philadelphia-based bluegrass band with strong ties to the folk music tradition, and a progressive streak that informs their original songwriting. Spanning generational boundaries, Man About a Horse is equally at home picking in the parking lot and performing on stage at some of the nation’s very first bluegrass festivals.

Their highly danceable shows have charmed audiences since their start in 2014, and a steady performing schedule is helping them build a fun and loyal fan base. Man About a Horse has performed at renowned venues for acoustic music, including Jalopy Theatre (New York City), the Tin Angel (Philadelphia), and Albert Music Hall (New Jersey).

The group’s debut recording, “The EP,” was released in March 2015, and has received radio play on both mainstream and bluegrass radio stations around the country, as well as praise from WXPN’s The Key, Rock On Philly, and other reviewers.

Man About a Horse is Roy Matthews (guitar), Justin Stevenson (mandolin), Matt Thomas (bass), and Dan Whitener (banjo).

“Breathing new life into a classic art form.” – Ear to the Ground

“Their high energy and harmony is sure to make you want to dance!“ – Sierra Hull, IBMA-nominated recording artist
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107