The Hot Flashes
are an exciting and eclectic group fronted by three female vocalists
who have made a name for themselves on the New England music scene
showcasing their tight vocal harmonies and jazzy acoustic stylings.
The Flashes are Amy Gallatin, who with her expressive
soulful singing has made a name for herself both in North America
and overseas, award-winning singer-songwriter/guitarist Gail
Wade, and multi-instrumentalist Peggy Harvey,
founding member of the legendary bluegrass group Traver Hollow.
Peggy was a guest fiddler in Amy’s band Stillwaters
for many years and adds sass and grit to the Hot Flash sound with
her stellar soprano sax and harmonica playing. Gail and Amy were drawn
together through music, their mutual love of horses, and the Western
life. All three share a passion for acoustic music, and together they
have amassed a wealth of beautifully performed songs drawn from the
bluegrass, folk, vintage country, swing, jazz, and blues genres...with
a few cowgirl and traditional tunes thrown in for good measure.
Backed by the solid chops of mandolinist JD Williams,
Dobro veteran Roger Williams—both from Gallatin’s
band Stillwaters--and bassist John Urbanik, the instrumentation
also includes the
occasional clawhammer banjo. As a group these six veteran musicians
meld their collective experiences, voices and instruments into a unique
and rousing musical experience as the three women fuse their distinct
voices into one soaring, harmonious musical element.
courtesy of Marilyn Catasus