Hot Rize w/Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers DVD (no download available)


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 .

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Recorded live at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville, KY on July 28, 1987.

“The magic that was a Hot Rize show is brilliantly captured in this DVD… Heck, we’d buy it just for the classic set-within-a-set by Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers…These guys were consummate entertainers, not just four hot licks pickers.”

–John Lehndorff, Rocky Mountain News and Scripps-Howard

“It’s wonderful that members of the band were able to retrieve this show from July 1987, and release it on DVD. The show was originally filmed as part of the Lonesome Pine Special series for Kentucky Educational TV – the quality of the video and the sound is excellent, and the group was in top form, with fine lead vocals by Tim O’Brien and lovely, tight trios and duets.”
–County Sales, January 2007

“When Hot Rize was recording a Lonesome Pine Special in Louisville, Ky., in 1987, the Colorado band had no idea the footage would be released nearly two decades later on DVD. This gem catches the bluegrass band at its peak and three years before they disbanded.”– Ricardo Baca, Denver Post Pop Music Critic.

Songs Include:

Hot Rize (1st Set)

  • Blue Night
  • Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
  • Wild Ride
  • Radio Boogie
  • Shadows in My Room
  • Don’t Make Me Believe
  • Won’t You Come and Sing for Me
  • Sally Ann

Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers

  • Deep Water
  • One Woman Man
  • Window Up Above
  • Red Remembers the 60’s
  • Pistol Packin’ Mama

Hot Rize (2nd Set)

  • Untold Stories
  • Great High Mountain
  • Just Like You
  • Shady Grove
  • Wheel Hoss