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 www.patrickrossmusic.com.
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 www.medallionoperahouse.org.

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