Hot Buttered Rum, the progressive five-piece bluegrass band out of San Francisco, California, is gearing up for a big year. With almost two decades under their belts, in 2018, Hot Buttered Rum will release their sixth studio album, Lonesome Panoramic. A follow up to 2010’s Limbs Akimbo, their self-titled release in 2014, and the trio of EPs released as The Kite & The Key in 2015 and 2016, Lonesome Panoramic was self-produced by the band; recorded at Panoramic House Studio in Stinson Beach, California, along the Panoramic Highway; and is slated for a July 20th release this summer.As Nat Keefe, Hot Buttered Rum’s vocalist and guitarist, explained in a press release, “Lonesome Panoramic is the result of different thematic and stylistic threads that Butter has been chasing over the years: driving uptempo string band tunes, layers of dark lonesome drum grooves, letting things go, and embracing what we have.”Hot Buttered Rum has become a staple of the progressive bluegrass scene with their quick-paced and fiery blend of bluegrass, folk, rock, and country. With the addition of drums in 2008, the group cemented itself as a music festival favorite, regularly performing nationally renowned events like Telluride Bluegrass, Newport Folk, Jam Cruise, Bonnaroo, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Northwest String Summit, and many, many more. Furthermore, the band’s hearty resume has led to some truly astounding collaborations, including playing with the likes of Phil Lesh, Chris Thile, Brett Dennen, Kyle Hollingsworth, and others and being named “The Official Bluegrass Band of the San Francisco Giants.”With the release of Lonesome Panoramic on the horizon, Hot Buttered Rum has been generous enough to share with us a sneak peek at what to expect from their latest studio effort, which features cameo collaborations from ALO’s Zach Gill and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, The Coffis Brothers, and Rainbow Girls.As Nat Keefe, Hot Buttered Rum’s vocalist and guitarist, noted to Live For Live Music,I wrote “Country Tunes & Love Songs” with the Coffis Brothers, Kellen and Jamie. To me, the opening chord progression invokes the subject matter of the song, so it wrote itself. Sometimes, good songs come from when you aren’t swinging for the fences, you just put a good swing on the ball and it finds a gap. We ended up producing it with a lot of strummy twelve-string guitar, with the memory of Tom Petty whispering in our ears.“Country Tunes & Love Songs” is the third track on the upcoming Lonesome Panoramic, marking one of the few songs on the new album on which the band’s multi-instrumentalist Erik Yates plays the dobro, rather than his trusty banjo. Tapping into the band’s more rock-oriented Americana side, the mid-tempo tune finds Keefe vocally accompanied by Kellen and Jamie Coffis (of The Coffis Brothers), who offer up blissful vocal harmonies.You can take a listen to the Live For Live Music premiere of Hot Buttered Rum’s “Country Tunes & Love Songs” below. “Country Tunes & Love Songs” will be formally released on the band’s upcoming album, Lonesome Panoramic, which is due out on July 20th via independent release. For more information on the album or the band, head to Hot Buttered Rum’s website here. You can also check out a full track listing for the new album below. Lonesome Panoramic Track Listing:1. You Can Tell 2:11 (Yates)2. Sittin’ Here Alone 3:14 (Keefe)3. Country Tunes & Love Songs (ft. The Coffis Bros.) 4:29 (Keefe, K Coffis, J Coffis)4. How Short the Song 3:27 (Yates)5. Treasure Island Blues 4:46 (Yates)6. Never Got Married 2:50 (Keefe)7. Spirits Still Come (ft. Rainbow Girls) 4:54 (Keefe)8. Sleeping Giants 5:04 (Yates)9. Leaving Dallas 4:31 (Keefe)10. When that Lonesome Feeling Comes 4:07 (Yates)11. Mighty Fine 4:25 (Keefe)12. The One that Everybody Knows 8:04 (Yates)13. The Deep End (ft. ALO) 4:55 (Keefe, Yates, Lebowitz, Gill)Guest Musicians:Jamie Coffis – vocals (3)Kellen Coffis – vocals (3)Rainbow Girls: Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, Vanessa May – backup vocals (7,13)Dan Lebowitz (ALO) – electric guitar & vocals (13)Zach Gill (ALO) – vocals (13)View All Tracks
February 27, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTexas (17-11, 7-8) vs. No. 22 Texas Tech (18-10, 9-6)United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas; Saturday, 12 a.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 22 Texas Tech looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Texas. In its last five wins against the Longhorns, Texas Tech has won by an average of 7 points. Texas’ last win in the series came on Jan. 17, 2018, a 67-58 victory. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com STEPPING UP: Matt Coleman III and Courtney Ramey have led the Longhorns. Coleman has averaged 12 points while Ramey has recorded 11.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. The Red Raiders have been led by Jahmi’us Ramsey and Kyler Edwards, who have combined to score 26 points per contest.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Ramey has directly created 51 percent of all Texas field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 25 field goals and 11 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Texas Tech is 0-6 this year when it scores 61 points or fewer and 18-4 when it scores at least 62.STREAK SCORING: Texas Tech has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 78.8 points while giving up 61.5.DID YOU KNOW: The Texas Tech defense has allowed only 63 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Red Raiders 28th among Division I teams. The Texas offense has averaged 64.6 points through 28 games (ranked 285th, nationally). No. 22 Texas Tech looks to extend streak vs Texas
Chris Froome is back in the yellow jersey for today’s 15th stage of the Tour de France.He holds an 18 second lead over Fabio Aru with Dan Martin back in 6th position in the general classifications.Today’s stage is a relatively flat trek over 189 kilometres. Photo © Pixabay
BETTENDORF — California Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says the government must intervene to address escalating prescription drug prices.“We literally can solve this, but government has to do its job and leaders have to do their job,” Harris said Tuesday in Bettendorf.Harris unveiled her plans Tuesday morning, before speaking at a forum sponsored by AARP and The Des Moines Register. Harris is suggesting that a federal agency should determine the “fair price” for any prescription medication and drug company profits above that price would be taxed at 100 percent.“The government of the United States is so much in the pocket of the pharmaceutical companies that we’re allowing them to charge our seniors and our people more than other countries are allowing them to charge their people. That’s outrageous,” Harris said, to applause.Harris is calling for an end to the tax credit pharmaceutical companies get for advertising medications. She’d try to speed up the sale of cheaper generic alternatives by ending the abuse of patents for brand-name drugs.“What that means is that they’re suppressing competition and when they suppress competition, that means they can keep the prices jacked up because they’re the only game in town,” Harris said.New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told the AARP gathering she’s considering a proposal that would provide a new benefit to Americans who are full-time care givers.“How about considering anyone who’s doing full-time care, who’s working full-time caring for a loved one in their family, get that Universal Basic Income?” Gillibrand asked..Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro told the crowd Democrats need to press forward with a single-payer “Medicare for All” health care system.“If we have a Democratic president, a Democratic House and a Democratic Senate which we’ve had in 1993 and in 2009-2010, the lessons of those years are we have to go for it,” Castro said.Four more presidential candidates will be on stage in Cedar Rapids Wednesday afternoon to talk to another group of AARP members. The series of candidate forums will resume Friday and Saturday in Sioux City and Council Bluffs.