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6 JAM Songbooks + 2 Hot Rize DVDs
- $100 value — $55 ($51 + $4 shipping if ordered by noon MST, Sat Dec 16)
- EIGHT great items for your music friends and family
6 JAM Songbooks
- Regular price $10/each
- 39 favorites with online playlists to learn by ear
- The JAM Songbook is perfect for all jammers, including complete beginners!
- Words and chords in LARGE print
- Number system shown and used; with guidance for choosing best key
- Instruction on learning songs, leading songs, faking solos, finding melodies
- Chord diagrams for guitar, banjo, mandolin; positions for fiddle, bass
2 Hot Rize DVDs
- Regular price $20/each
- The only high-fidelity video of “20th century Hot RIze” (with Charles Sawtelle) available anywhere
- An hour-long 1987 concert professionally shot with first-rate sound, lighting, and camera work (w. many closeups), large audience, and “both bands” in top form
- “The best video recording ever made of the band in our 44 years” — Pete Wernick
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Pete Wernick – On a Roll
Pete’s definitive solo album, including the #1 hit, “Ruthie”, “Old Box of Memories”, and the first recordings of his “flexigrass” sound with vibes and clarinet. The all-star cast includes Tim O’Brien, Jeff White, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, and Edgar Meyer. Produced by Jerry Douglas, and nominated for IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year.
Hot Rize – 40th Anniversary Bash
To honor their 40 years as a band, Hot Rize had a big party back in the band’s long-time home base of Boulder, three sold-out shows at the famed Boulder Theater, and they invited along some very special friends. As one of the most respected and influential bands in bluegrass music, this brilliantly talented foursome- Pete Wernick (banjo), Tim O’Brien (mandolin, fiddle), Bryan Sutton (guitar), and Nick Forster- captured an incredible weekend of music. Having selected the best of those unforgettable performances, the venerable quartet curated one super-charged, 19-song set for this historic release: Hot Rize 40th Anniversary Bash.
Beginning Bluegrass Banjo
Best Seller! Two-hour video + tab. Months’ worth of learning, just $30.00. A step-by-step method based on 20 years teaching. Split-screen closeups, fast/slow repetitions make video learning best! You’ll learn basic left hand technique, standard right hand rolls, essential licks, elementary and intermediate arrangements , and more. Available as download/stream only.
Hot Rize – Take It Home
Grammy nominee, with IBMA Song of the Year, Colleen Malone… Songs Include: Colleen Malone Rocky Road Blues A Voice On the Wind Bending Blades Gone Fishing Think Of What You’ve Done Climb the Ladder Money To Burn The Bravest … Read More
Pete Wernick – AcuTab Transcriptions Vol. I
All the solos from Pete’s ON A ROLL album plus a special bonus section of selected Hot Rize solos. More than 40 solos from 20 songs. Plus many photos, complete left and right hand fingerings, and learning tips and comments from Pete.
Tablatures from Hot Rize – Take It Home
Download one or more tabs from the Take It Home CD.
Hot Rize – Untold Stories
“Brilliant bluegrass music. Unquestionably virtuoso” — Rolling Stone “One of the year’s best string band albums” — Washington Post Songs Include: Are You Tired of Me, My Darlin’ Untold Stories Just Like You Country Blues Bluegrass Part Three Won’t You … Read More
How to Make a Band Work
The classic from the 90s, based on Pete’s experience with Hot Rize and other groups, now out of print and available as a 142-page pdf for download. Though of course dated in places (pre-internet advice), the book’s info and advice has enduring value throughout most of its sections. See the Table of Contents.
Hot Rize – In Concert
“A winning combination of creativity and traditional bluegrass” — Country Rhythms “Excellent, dynamic, and highly entertaining” — County Sales Listen to a sample from this CD This CD is actually two full-length albums combined, the live album by Red Knuckles … Read More
Red Knuckles & Trailblazers – The French Way
Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers Honky Tonk Swing Music; The French Way. Recorded in Normandy, France, June, 1984 – 40 years after D Day. Enjoy classics including Pistol Packin’ Mama, Deep Water, In the Jailhouse Now, Cadillacin Model A, Roughneck Blues, and more, done up The French Way featuring Red Knuckles, Wendell Mercantile, Waldo Otto, and Slade.
Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers – Shades of the Past
“The best western swing and honky tonk music since Lefty Frizell, Hank Williams and Bob Wills.”
— Albany Metrowest Weekend
Hot Rize w/Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers DVD
Why Hot Rize was called the greatest show in Bluegrass! 57 minutes with 19 musical cuts plus interviews. Top notch color and audio quality, a “Lonesome Pine Special”, KET-TV series. “This gem captures the band at its peak.” (Denver Post)
This is the best video recording ever made of the band in our 44 years — an hour long concert professionally shot with excellent sound, lighting, and camera work, in front of a big crowd, and “both bands” in top form. It was originally a “Lonesome Pine Special” produced by KET-TV Lousville. The date is July 1987, with the “20th century Hot Rize” (including Charles Sawtelle in fine form with many closeups). It’s the only high fidelity video of the 20th century band available anywhere.
This is a rare, hard to find item, only available as a DVD through this store. If you are a devoted fan of Hot Rize, especially the Charles Sawtelle era, then this is a must-have item.
Pete Wernick & FLEXIGRASS – What The
“An adventurous expression of creative genius. Sleek sextet of ultra-talented, slightly crazy musicians.”
— Bluegrass Now
“A musical tapestry that is new and exciting.”
— Banjo Newsletter
“Intriguing and innovative.”
— Bluegrass Music Profiles
“A five-star gourmet meal, undeniably par excellence.”
— Sing Out!
Pete Wernick’s Live Five – Up All Night
There’s never been a band like Flexigrass. 14 cuts of the band’s exciting and surprising sounds, with seven original tunes, three live cuts, and three vocals, including My Buddy by Joan Wernick. Check out what the band does with two Earl Scruggs instrumental including Foggy Mt. Breakdown and one by Benny Goodman!
“I love how the Live Five (now Flexigrass) blends bluegrass banjo into an early jazz group. Very appealing and interesting.”
— Bela Fleck
Pete Wernick’s Live Five – I Tell You What
Pete’s current band has an exciting sound all its own: “Flatt and Scruggs meets Benny Goodman.” Pete’s driving, inventive bluegrass banjo blends with great players from other American traditional music forms dixieland clarinet as well as vibraphone.
“Exciting, intriguing… Superb composing and arranging.”
— Bluegrass Unlimited
“Fun, entertaining. Top-notch musicians.”
— Sing Out!
Steve Martin – The Crow
Bluegrass Grammy winner for 2010 and bluegrass bestseller of 2009! Steve Martin’s first banjo album features many of his originals in both Scruggs and clawhammer style. Pete helped produce the CD and is featured on it. As part of an all-star cast, Pete plays on “Pretty Flowers,” sung by Vince Gill and Dolly Parton, and on the instrumental, “Words Unspoken,” that he and Steve co-wrote.