By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen San Francisco acoustic rock/bluegrass group Hot Buttered Rum heads out to Hawaii for eight concerts Oct. 25-Nov. 3...

By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

San Francisco acoustic rock/bluegrass group Hot Buttered Rum heads out to Hawaii for eight concerts Oct. 25-Nov. 3 before hightailing it across the States and back from Nov. 24-Dec. 31. The band has performed at festivals as diverse as the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Grey Fox, High Sierra and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and has shared the stage with Phil Lesh, Bela Fleck, Ben Harper, Chris Thile, Mike Marshall and Peter Rowan, the last two of whom worked with the band on its critically-acclaimed studio release, “Well-Oiled Machine.”

In Fall 2006, itching to release their first live album, the band recorded a handful of shows for official release. “Live in the Northeast” was released in May, and the band believes it contains music that is forceful without being flashy, serious without being stuffy, intricate without being inaccessible and diverse without being distracting. The performances were professionally multi-tracked and later mixed by Butter’s long-time sound engineer, Josh Osmond.

Hot Buttered Rum itinerary:
Oct. 25 Aloha Tower Honolulu HI Rock the Earth Benefit Show
Oct. 26 Hawaiian Hut at the Ala Moana Hotel Honolulu HI
Oct. 27 Waimea Valley Audobon Center Haleiwa HI
Oct. 28 Lulu’s Waikiki Honolulu HI
Oct. 31 Charley’s Paia HI Halloween show!
Nov. 01 Liquid’s Nightclub Kihei HI
Nov. 02 Charley’s Paia HI
Nov. 03 Akebono Theater Pahoa HI
Nov. 24 19 Broadway Fairfax CA
Nov. 28 Paradise Lounge Boston Boston MA
Nov. 29-30 Stone Church Newmarket NH
Dec. 01 Higher Ground Ballroom South Burlington VT
Dec. 02 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton MA
Dec. 06 FTC Stage One Fairfield CT
Dec. 07 Knitting Factory New York NY
Dec. 15 Mystic Theater Petaluma CA
Dec. 28 Hodi’s Half Note Fort Collins CO
Dec. 29 Stagestop Inn Rollinsville CO
Dec. 30-31 Oriental Theatre Denver CO