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Hot Buttered Rum is going on a musical journey and we are inviting you come along!
We are excited to announce that Hot Buttered Rum will be recording three 5-song EPs this Summer & Fall. We’re going to release each one as a separate download, and together on one disc at the end. Each EP has a narrow focus, and a different producer. All three EPs will be recorded at our favorite studio, Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, CA.
We are looking to go deeper into some of the things that make Hot Buttered Rum: soulful heartfelt songs, old school bluegrass, and late-night craziness. We want to come out the other side transformed and invigorated, with deeper roots and higher branches.
The first EP is a collection of soulful, earthy acoustic songs, produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth. Tim is an old friend and one of our favorite players out there today. We’re fired up to work with him in the studio. Tentative release date for this EP is November 2015.
The second EP will be songs from bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley and will be produced by Sally Van Meter. Sally’s bluegrass resume includes working with the likes of Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, Laurie Lewis, and many others. We look forward to digging deep into the music of the Stanleys, there’s a lot to learn there. Tentative release date for this EP is scheduled for Jan 2016.
The third EP will be our late-night dance music, and produced by Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident. We couldn’t think of anyone better than Kyle to help us channel the late-night funky Butter! Tentative release date for this EP is March 2016.
We’re quite excited to say the least….
We are going to keep our Family, Friends, and Fans in the loop at each stage of the game.
As you can imagine, taking on a project of this scale requires a lot of resources and we’re asking our community to join us and support our journey.
When we perform we feed off of the energy and support of the people we love, I think anyone who’s been to an HBR show has felt this. For the first time we are asking for the energy and support of our community in the studio as we record our most ambitious project to date.
Please help us by spreading the word of our campaign to your friends and family via email, Facebook and Twitter. Personal reach out and word of mouth are the best ways to help our grassroots campaign build momentum!
Thanks for the love & support!
~ Hot Buttered Rum
AccessPass includes a digital downloads of the new EP before they are available anywhere else, plus access to a pledger-only section of the site where you can get an inside looks into the recording process and sneak peeks at the tunes as they are born!
We’ll mail you or a loved one a postcard from the road signed by all of HBR. Plus you get digital download of all three EPs when they are released & Access to Exclusive Updates!
Signed CD of all 3 EPs + HBR exclusive Team Butter sticker + Digital Download & Access to Exclusive Updates!
Poster inspired by the new EPs, signed by the entire band + the signed CD, exclusive PM sticker, the digital download of each EP, and access to exclusive updates!
Choose your favorite HBR song & you will receive a handwritten copy of the lyrics, with any salutations you choose. A truly one-of-a-kind frameable music artifact + Sticker + Digital Download of all three EPs & Access to Exclusive Updates!
New T Shirt inspired by album artwork + a Signed CD + Sticker + Digital Download & Access to Exclusive Updates!
HBR will Sign & Draw on a well Buttered Drum Head for you to display as desired + Signed CD + Sticker + Digital Download & Access to Exclusive Updates!
We are grateful for all the support here folks. Let us include your name in gratitude on the CD case + signed CD + Digital Download & Access to Exclusive Updates!
You and friend will get 2 tickets & VIP treatment to a 2016 headline show of your choice (festivals excluded). Come watch sound check, have a drink with us & enjoy the show from the best seats in the house. Post-show photos & our eternal gratitude included & Access to Exclusive Updates!
Join Multi-instrumentalist Erik for an hour in Oakland, CA or by Skype and Erik will help you on the next stage of your musical journey. For beginner, intermediate, or advanced players.
Wanna get better at slappin’ da bass? Bryan is here to help! If you live in the Bay Area (CA), Bryan will meet up with you at a mutually agreeable location for a 1 hr personal bass lesson. If you live outside of the Bay Area, the lesson can be done on Skype + Access to Exclusive Updates!
Photo by Michael Pegram.
Join Nat for an hour in San Francisco or by Skype for a songwriting and/or guitar lesson. Nat has long taken joy in helping other musicians find their groove with writing and playing. Bring in some ideas for a song and we’ll finish them, or learn the next level of flatpicking, strumming, or chordage.
Help us create the best setlist ever for a show of your choice. We’ll give you our repertoire list, you pick 5 songs and we’ll build our setlist around your requests. Plus you get a signed set list after the show + signed CD!
We’ll record a song of your choice in our own Buttery way & upload the song to YouTube, dedicating the song to you & yours. We’re up for about anything…+ Signed CD + Sticker + Digital Download & Access to Exclusive Updates!
Give us a story, an idea, a dream…and we’ll make it into a song! Plus, we’ll deliver a recording & handwritten lyric & chord sheet. Challenge us; we love this kind of thing! And who knows, it could become the next HBR hit. + Signed CD + Sticker + Digital Download & Access to Exclusive Updates!
This band began on a long hiking trip… 2-3 members of HBR will join you and a couple friends for a 2-3 hr afternoon hike in a place of your choice + & Access to Exclusive Updates! Give our manager an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to figure out scheduling.
***Please note that you are responsible for your travel, accommodations, food & drink.
2-3 members of HBR will give you & a couple friends a 3-4 hr afternoon tour of SF like no one else can. Enjoy a custom itinerary around the City by foot/bike/rail with the world’s best tour guides + Access to Exclusive Updates! Give our manager an email (email@example.com) to figure out scheduling.
***Please note that you are responsible for your travel, accommodations, food and drink.
All of the band members have owned a Martin Backpacker. We took them on our first backpacking trip together and wrote some great songs on them. Own your own here, signed by the band and all the producers! This includes the Digital Download & Access to Exclusive Updates!
Please note: Additional shipping charges will apply for international Pledges. HBR’s team will contact you with further details.
Looking for a backup band for your song? We’ll learn your song & play/record it with you for microphones or video + Access to Exclusive Updates!
***Give our manager an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to figure out scheduling.
HBR will play an intimate acoustic show for you & your friends within the band’s tour routing on a weekday + 4 Signed CDs + Digital Downloads & Access to Exclusive Updates!
***Give our manager an email (email@example.com) to figure out scheduling. Price depends on routing and logistics; we’ll work with you to make it happen.
HBR will bring a PA system & play an intimate electric show for you & your friends within the band’s tour routing on a weekday. + 4 Signed CDs + Digital Downloads & Access to Exclusive Updates!
***Give our manager an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to figure out scheduling. Price depends on routing and logistics; we’ll work with you to make it happen!