Winery Sponsors: Kokomo
Concert Sponsor: Exchange Bank/Low Knob Press
Initially formed as an acoustic string band, seven years of constant touring has transformed the group into a plugged-in, percussive powerhouse that wows critics and fans alike. Their left-coast rock reveals an access to jazz, country, and world music that few groups can match. While their music belies simple categorization, the band's songwriting and stage chemistry delights listeners at every performance. Hot Buttered Rum's high energy performances are a quintessentially American experience – part hoe-down, part high art, part church, and part roadhouse. It's the combination of being both timeless and timely that makes Hot Buttered Rum a favorite live act – from cultured arts centers to sold-out auditoriums – and has fostered a highly devoted, national base of multigenerational fans that follows the band from town to town. In an age longing for optimism and forward movement, Hot Buttered Rum are more than music for the ear; they are salve for the soul. We welcome Hot Buttered Rum to downtown Cloverdale.
"Few things rejuvenate the soul like a warm fireside drink after an exhausting day in the snow. Hot Buttered Rum has that effect. Their original songs are instantly familiar and inviting, and their easygoing versions of timeless classics (the Beatles, Hank Williams) belie the intricacy of the arrangements." ~ San Francisco Chronicle
Festivities begin at 5:30 pm with the Farmers Market, which also offers a variety of food booths. Local restaurants are open for early bird and late night specials. Craft beer, local wines and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the evening. Music begins at 7:00 pm.
Out-of-town visitors can receive a lodging discount by calling Historic Inns of Cloverdale at (800) 894-1737 and mentioning Friday Night Live. For more information call (707) 894-4410.