Hot Flannel to heat up West Newbury Hall

See article at the North Star Monthly:


It’s starting to get cold and Hot Flannel is coming to help.  W. Newbury Hall is at 219 Tyler Farm Road and is the perfect size to generate heat.  Friday, Dec. 2 (7 p.m.) Hot Flannel will present its all acoustic listening concert for those who like to hear every single note.  Saturday, Dec. 3 (7 p.m.) will be filled out with drums and accordion for a Cajun infused Dance Party. Sunday, Dec, 4 (3 p.m.) will be a kids program at $10 per family.

West Newbury Hall is small and picturesque.  Tickets for Fri. & Sat. $20 in advance at or reserved by calling 802-866-3324. Tickets will be available at the door while supplies last.

Rock Farmer Records will be raffling off a fiddle over the weekend to help raise money for lighting at W. Newbury Hall. West Newbury Hall is accessible by both Fair Grounds Road and Snake Road. The venue is a true gem of Vermont Town Halls with a spectacular view of The White Mountains.

Patrick Ross & Hot Flannel Head to Chelsea Town Hall

See article at The Herald:

Musician/entertainer Patrick Ross will fire up his band, Hot Flannel, for a double header at the Chelsea Town Hall, with shows on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m.

“The roots are folk, the trunk is bluegrass, and all the branches have been grafted with worldly jams,” said Ross of his band. The rhythm tag-team Doug Perkins (flat-top guitar) and Tyler Bolles (upright bass) are taking the weekend off from touring with drummer Jon Fishman (Phish) to join Patrick Ross (fiddle) and Adam Buchwald (banjo/mandolin) for a weekend of acoustic wizardry.

Hot Flannel, a foursome of country boys-turned-men making newgrass music like there’s no tomorrow, embodies an unexpected twist of grounded and ground-breaking, cozy and cathartic. Four men of the hills, clad in jeans and flannel, bearded and every-day, stand casually on stage. As their fingers align on the strings, the instant transformation occurs as flannel gives way to heat, and a timeless, perfect ripple of sound and meaning envelops their listeners.

Someone said that “Hearing Hot Flannel is like floating on a tidy raft of trusty timbers down the clear running waters of an old Vermont river in the bright, hot sun. The river’s always been there, we’ve just never experienced it quite like this before. And it will never look quite the same to us again.”

The Chelsea Town Hall is located on Main Street in Chelsea, in the same building as the public library. Its architecture and acoustics are distinguished by a comfortable stage and the lighting is state of the art. A true hidden gem of performance venues, the town hall theater is a great place to take in acoustic music.

The first 10 people through the door wearing flannel get a free CD (both shows). Tickets will be available at the door, or in advance at 802-866-3324 or

GORHAM – HOT Flannel featuring Patrick Ross to perform
at the Medallion Opera House
From the hills of Vermont comes a band that has chewed through the electric fences and let the cows loose. The farmers knew HOT Flannel could not be contained. Patrick Ross plays his 99-year old fiddle like a machine and has played at the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center.  Matt Schrag plays one of the best built mandolins in the world (made in Burlington).  If you’ve never heard Doug Perkins play his ’69 Martin guitar, then, ladies and gentlemen, be prepared.  Pat Melvin is one of the most sought after upright bass players in Vermont. They all sing and all belong to the 10,000 Hours Club.  “It’s Newgrass,” exclaims Patrick.  Everyone will have a good time knowing that the members of HOT Flannel know how to work their instruments. Even if the place catches on fire and the band has to take off their flannel, people will talk, good or bad, people will talk… They are ready for people to talk.
As a follow up to his performances with Rusty Dewees (The Logger) during a 2013 Holiday Variety Show tour that packed venues across Vermont, Patrick has been booking shows with his own band, HOT Flannel.  “There has been really good feedback and people are asking me when I’ll be playing in their town.”  HOT Flannel is an acoustic band including lead vocals, fiddle, cello, mandolin, guitar, and upright bass. It’s a New England blend of Bluegrass, Folk, Americana and barn-burning fiddle tunes. “Singing was something I had always left to others.  But not anymore.  Rusty encouraged me and featured me as a singer in all the shows.”  For music and video of Patrick and HOT Flannel go to
HOT Flannel, sponsored by Mr. Pizza, The Tassey Group, SAaLT Pub and White Mountain Cafe will be performing at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham, NH on Friday, March 28th at 7:30 pm. Wear your hottest flannel for a chance to win a free CD.  Tickets will be $12 per person and will be available at the door, in advance at the Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Café and online at

HOT Flannel guitarist – Doug Perkins- to perform with drummer Jon Fishman Jan 24 2013

HOT Flannel guitarist – Doug Perkins- to perform with drummer Jon Fishman (Phish) and other Vermont Rockstars.

Hey Folks,
Just wanted to give you an update; here is the lineup for the CVU benefit on friday Jan 24 for Responsible Growth Hinesburg

Pete’s Posse
Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, Tristan Henderson

Michael Chorney, Maryse Smith

Doug Perkins, Tyler Bolles, Jon Fishman, Jamie Masefield

I think its a great lineup of local musicians. Thanks so much for being willing to be involved. I’ve been working pretty closely with the organization to make sure they do a good job on promo. They’re great folks. CVU auditorium holds about 400 so we’ll really need to get the word out. Please add it to your web calendar and if you do facebook, they’ve started an event that you can link to. Here it is;