Mix one cup butter, an acoustic guitar, some brown sugar, a mandolin, vanilla ice cream, a fiddle, some bluegrass, folk, and a love for both nature and music and you’ll get either a melty glob of sticky wood and strings or one of California’s premier Americana rock/bluegrass acts Hot Buttered Rum. For seven years the group has travelled the U.S. playing to crowds of all ages and musical tastes and on Sept. 29 they will kick off their latest tour in NYC on Rocks Off Concert Boat Cruise promoting their latest release, Limb Akimbo. It also makes a great cocktail. hotbutteredrum.net.
Hot Buttered Rum: Music You Can Taste
—by Andrew Magnotta, September 27, 2009