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"The Hot Flashes is an enchanting vocal trio that includes Amy Gallatin, Peggy Ann Harvey, and Gail Wade.
Gallatin is an internationally-known artist who plays guitar, banjolele, and percussion and fronts her own band Stillwaters. Harvey plays fiddle, viola, harmonica, and soprano saxophone. She was a founding member of the former Traver Hollow band and is a part-time member of Stillwaters. Wade plays guitar and banjo and is an award-winning singer/songwriter. Together the Flashes have become a popular group throughout New England where they showcase their fine harmonies and upbeat stylings, whether it be bluegrass, country, or jazz."

"The trio is joined by John Urbanik (bass), and Stillwaters bandmembers J.D. Williams (mandolin, fiddle) and Roger Williams (resonator guitar). These three also add harmony vocals to the album. The selections span many musical styles, such as the jazz/swing of Gershwin’s “Lady Be Good,” Benny Goodman’s “Slipped Disc,” and the swinging “Blue Love (In My Heart).” Country tunes include Hank Williams’ “Honky Tonk Blues,” Nora Jane Struthers’ “Cowgirl Yodel #3,” and Tom Russell’s “Guadalupe.” There’s also the gospel “Place No Wreath Upon My Door” and “Calling My Children.” Ballads include “Loving Arms” and “Immigrant Eyes,” and there are also a couple of Wade’s own songs, “Journey” and “Wash Me Down.” They even throw in a great version of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.” Overall, this is a really good live project that showcases the Hot Flashes entertaining approach to music."

~~ Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine , December 2019

The Hot Flashes Live was recorded over the course of one show at the historic Hall Memorial Library in Ellington CT, witnessed by an enthusiastic and attentive audience. It’s rare to get performances of this quality from a single show, but the Flashes were in the groove and having fun that evening! Recording engineer Steve Sleeper of Blind Corner Studios, who travels with the Flashes on tour, lent his expert ear to capturing every nuance of the performance; the sound is crisp and clean.

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. Amy and Gail were drawn together by 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 tunes drawn from the bluegrass, folk, 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.

The songs:

1) Cowgirl Yodel #3 (3:24)
2) Sit at Home (3:43)
3) Loving Arms (3:39)
4) Lady Be Good (4:14)
5) Immigrant Eyes (4:50)
6) Journey (3:46)
7) Place No Wreath Upon My Door (5:06)
8) Head South (2:42)
9) Honky Tonk Blues (2:48)
10) Calling My Children (2:41)
11) Wash Me Down (4:20)
12) Slipped Disc (3:39)
13) Guadalupe (5:40)
14) All About That Bass (2:47)
15) Blue Love (in My Heart) (4:14)


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