Latest From Hot Buttered Rum Due This Fall

After seven years of relentless touring, and two highly acclaimed studio albums, San Francisco’s Hot Buttered Rum will release Limbs Akimbo, their third studio album, on September 8, 2009.

The new tracks were produced by singer/songwriter Tim Bluhm (Mother Hips, Skinny Singers), who has also produced The Traditionist, Little Wings and Jackie Greene, at Mission Bells Studios in San Francisco.  David Simon Baker (Jack Johnson, E40, ALO) was the engineer on the project.

Limbs Akimbo features Hot Buttered Rum’s Bryan Horne on bass; Nat Keefe on guitar; Aaron Redner on fiddle, mandolin and vocals; Erik Yates on banjo, guitar, vocals and woodwinds; and newest member Matt Butler on drums.  Special guests include Jackie Greene on keyboards and Zach Gill (Jack Johnson, ALO) on vocals.

Dreamed up during a round of hot buttered rum at a campfire in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, Hot Buttered Rum’s original sound focused on acoustic strings and vocals. Now, with the addition of Butler on drums, the band is heading in a new direction, one that takes them closer to fiddle-accented acoustic rock. With the new higher energy sound and the strong, unique songwriting of Keefe, Redner and Yates, this change of pace marks Hot Buttered Rum as a band that appeals to fans of many ages and musical tastes.

Bluhm comments, “These guys have been playing music together for a long time … many hundreds of shows.  They are in a unique place because with the addition of a drummer they are looking to re-invent themselves as a musical entity while still retaining the appeal that they have to their loyal fan base.  They have found that the drums give all of them way more options, way more space to work in. The fiddle, the flute, the banjo…these all have textures that you don’t hear so much in rock music.”

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