Hot Buttered Rum served Saturday at Mo’s Place |

Hot Buttered Rum served Saturday at Mo’s Place

Josh Sweigert

Mo’s Place in South Lake Tahoe will have a savory beverage on tap one night this weekend, immensely popular and only available a few times a year at this elevation.

And no, it’s not Pliny the Elder.

Bay Area progressive string quintet Hot Buttered Rum will be dropping by Mo’s Saturday night, with a foot-stomping, leg-shaking blend of bluegrass, rock and more.

Covering immense musical ground in upbeat and engaging performances, the lads of HBR have steadily developed their sound during their 10-year history. They recorded their most recent album this winter, “Hot Buttered Rum,” self-titled in an attempt to “signal a ‘starting over,’ musically,” manager Barney Kilpatrick wrote in an email.

“We worked a lot on our singing,” guitarist Nat Keefe said in a previous interview with Lake Tahoe Action. “I want our three-part singing to be our calling card. We’re just focusing on it and making it more our signature than ever.”

This will mark the band’s fourth visit to Tahoe in the last year. HBR played the Bluegrass and Beyond festival in Sand Harbor in August, and shows in the Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room in November and March.

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“The Tahoe area has a good history of bluegrass music,” Fiddler Aaron Redner told the Action in March. “We’ve spent a lot of time investing in Lake Tahoe.”

Count your bluegrass blessings folks.

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