The Official Bluegrass Band of the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants
“Stunning instrumental and vocal virtuosity.” – Relix Magazine
Hot Buttered Rum is a postmodern string band from San Francisco that combines bluegrass, reggae, folk and jazz into a riveting blend of Americana. At the center of Hot Buttered Rum is the enduring camaraderie of five best friends. The band was conceived on a backpacking trip of high school and college buddies in the High Sierra. What was dreamed up on mountaintops and around campfires has found its way into the hearts, minds, and bodies of thousands. It’s a sound that’s as tough to describe as it is easy to love. The Hot Buttered Rum phenomenon has steadily expanded to include a rich tapestry of fans, friends and family reaching from coast to coast. The band is politically and socially active and performs regularly to benefit environmental causes. They are also great outdoorsmen and conservators of our forest lands, as well as proponents of the slow foods movement. Don’t miss Hot Buttered Rum as they tour in a city near you!
Encouraged by the resurgence of acoustic music, Randy Hanson and Mark Miller formed MohaviSoul in 2012 to create a new sound of contemporary bluegrass and Americana. As members of the San Diego Songwriters Meetup Group, a chance collaboration on two compositions (both of which can be heard on MohaviSoul's first EP, Every Second) resulted in a musical kinship between Hanson and Miller. The duo joined forces to create soulful, folksy, Americana music with a contemporary bluegrass slant.
MohaviSoul has released two recordings with Mannequin Vanity Records which have received local and national accolades (Every Second  and Blue Diesel ). The group is currently in the creative phase for their third record which features the instrumental and vocal prowess of six individually talented musicians who, when joining forces, create the bands’ soulful sound. Mark Miller (guitar, lead vocals), Randy Hanson (mandolin, lead vocals), Jason Weiss (banjo, vocals), Orion Boucher (bass, vocals), Will Jaffe (Dobro, vocals) and Dan Sankey (fiddle, vocals) are MohaviSoul.