HOT RIZE: NICK FORSTER, CHARLES SAWTELLE, TIM O'BRIEN and PETE WERNICK. Photograph signed: "Nick Forster", "Tim/O'Brien", "Charles Sawtelle" and "Pete/Wernick". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7x8¼ (one surface).

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Reg. $80.00

Condition: slightly creased
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HOT RIZE: NICK FORSTER, CHARLES SAWTELLE, TIM O'BRIEN and PETE WERNICK. Photograph signed: "Nick Forster", "Tim/O'Brien", "Charles Sawtelle" and "Pete/Wernick". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7x8¼ (one surface). The Case Company publicity photograph by Hunter Freeman. Captioned at lower margin. Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize, named after a secret ingredient in Martha White Self-Rising Flour, a product promoted by Flatt & Scruggs early in their career, was formed in 1978. TIM O'BRIEN, who sang lead and harmony vocals, played mandolin and fiddle. PETE WERNICK sang harmony vocals and played the banjo. CHARLES SAWTELLE, who also sang lead vocals and harmonies, also played guitar, bass guitar. The fourth member of the group was Mike Scap, who left Hot Rize after three months, was replaced by NICK FORSTER, a vocalist who also played bass guitar and guitar and became the group's Master of Ceremonies. The group's self-titled debut album was released in 1979, followed by Radio Boogie, Hot Rize/Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers Live in Concert, Traditional Ties, Untold Stories and their final album, Take it Home (1992). The band, which also played traditional bluegrass, jazz and rock, had #1 hits on the bluegrass charts with "Walk the Way the Wind Blows", "Colleen Malone" and "Just Like You". After the group disbanded, O'Brien and Wernick pursued successful solo careers while Forster became the executive producer of the syndicated radio variety show, Etown, but they teamed up occasionally, playing mostly at bluegrass festivals and occasional short tours. After Sawtelle died of leukemia in 1999, the remainder of the band's commitments for that year were given as memorials to Sawtelle. Peter Rowan or Jeff White filled in at guitar during the early concerts; Nashville session player Bryan Sutton took over on guitar in 2002. Horton's signature lightly beaded. Slightly creased at blank margins. Minor surface creases (most not evident head on), some touch facial images. ½-inch diagonal tear at lower blank margin. Overall, fine condition.

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