'Pickin' Features Legendary Band Hot Rize
- Written by Barry Graham
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 10 September 2020
On this week’s Pickin' on WHRV, we feature the music of the legendary band Hot Rize. Formed in the late '70s, the Colorado-based band was instrumental in propelling founding member Tim O’Brien into mega Americana music stardom. The name Hot Rize was chosen as a nod to a long-time sponsor of bluegrass music, Martha White Flour, whose secret leavening ingredient, Hot Rize, came to symbolize a new force in the music. Hot Rize would emerge just as disco ruled radio playlists and the band would go on to several world tours, IBMA awards, 4-star album reviews in Rolling Stone and a lasting legacy in Americana Music. You can experience Hot Rize, Sunday night at 7:00 on Pickin'. You can also listen online.