Tim O’Brien, Red Knuckles, Hot Rize

Tim O’Brien’s work with Hot Rize and their “alter-ego” band, Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, produced some of the hottest, tightest, most tasteful bluegrass and country recordings ever. This video illustrates how they can crack you up, over a foundation of superb musicanship:

But their main body of work was just straight stuff – here’s an example from a live show, one of my personal favorite Ralph Stanley songs:


Spend a week with Tim at Voice Works in Port Townsend this June!