by 5:54 PM 0 comments Bluegrass Fruition hot buttered rum Jam Cruise Portland progressive bluegrass Steve Berlin strings West Coast Grass
I was recently able to enjoy a two night bluegrass run from Hot Buttered Rum and Fruition. Both bands put out good feeling songs that bring a ton of energy to the dance floor. They are progressive bluegrass bands with soul that originate from the west coast. The two nights were filled with collaborations and a friendly atmosphere to hang out with the musicians, who seemed just as happy to guzzle down beer while listening to the tunes all night long. Hot Buttered Rum is a group I have been listening to for a long time and just put out a new record entitled Hot Buttered Rum which was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Fruition is a newer band from Portland, OR and can really lay down some tracks, not to mention they will be attending Jam Cruise next year. I would suggest checking out both of these bands if you have not done so already.
Take a couple minutes to listen to Fruition and one of Hot Buttered Rum's new songs here and let me know what you think!