Few groups are as connected to the rich history of bluegrass as Hot Rize. Founded in 1978, the group has featured such immense talents as Tim O’Brien, Mike Scap, and the late Charles Sawtelle. Now, O’Brien, Pete Wernick, and Nick Forster have recruited fingerpicker extraordinaire Bryan Sutton into the group for their newest album, When I’m Free. With talent like this at their disposal, we can definitely count on Hot Rize to continue for another 30 years. Fans in California will get a chance to see what we’re talking about when Hot Rize comes to the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, a venue that has played host to the likes of Richard Thompson. Hot Rize will probably fit right in there. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.