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Low Lily and Matt Flinner to perform at Medallion Opera House

December 09, 2021
GORHAM — Low Lily and Grammy-nominated mandolinist Matt Flinner will be performing a Winter Solstice/Holiday concert live on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Medallion Opera House, Gorham Town Hall, 20 Park St. in Gorham. Tickets are available at www.medallionoperahouse.org for $15 plus a small processing fee and $20 at the Door. Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Whether it's with his own Matt Flinner Trio or with Phillips, Grier and Flinner, the Frank Vignola Quartet, Darrell Scott, Steve Martin, Robbie Fulks, the Ying Quartet, Leftover Salmon or the Modern Mandolin Quartet, Flinner's style and compositional ability have established him as one of the most accomplished and musically diverse mandolinists in the world.

Starting out as a banjo prodigy who was playing bluegrass festivals before he entered his teens, Flinner later took up the mandolin, won the National Banjo Competition in Winfield, KS in 1990, and won the mandolin award there the following year. Matt now tours regularly with the Matt Flinner Trio, which is known for its off-the-cuff compositional daring, writing music the same day it's performed on most of their shows. He also tours occasionally with the Modern Mandolin Quartet, which was nominated for three Grammy awards for their CD "Americana" in 2013, as well as the Darrell Scott Bluegrass Band, which released their acclaimed "Live at the Station Inn" CD in 2018. Some of Flinner's compositions have been performed by the Ying Quartet, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, the Chatterbird Ensemble and the Modern Mandolin Quartet. Flinner currently lives in Ripton, Vermont.

With a vocal blend that has been dubbed "outstanding" and "meticulous," Low Lily's cohesive sound comes naturally for musicians whose lives have been entwined on the road and onstage for almost two decades. Setting down roots in Brattleboro, Vermont, the band has crafted a signature sound which they have shared with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and the UK, garnering two #1 songs on international folk radio and two Independent Music Award wins.

Chosen as Falcon Ridge Folk Festival's "Most Wanted Band" of 2016, Low Lily plays acoustic music that is deeply rooted in tradition yet sounds refreshingly contemporary. With their first full-album release, "10,000 Days Like These" (March 2018, following their 2015 self-titled EP release), Low Lily shares an intimate, no-tricks-involved, collection of songs that showcases their talents and proves them to be a formidable, ready-for-prime-time act. A first album this strong doesn't come from newbies–all the members have performed with numerous well-known names in folk and traditional music. Flynn has toured with Ruth Moody, John Whelan, Cathie Ryan and Aoife Clancy. Liz has toured with Tom Chapin, Livingston Taylor, Melanie, and Long Time Courting. Lissa has toured as a solo act as well as with Solas and Childsplay.

Please note that in the interest of ensuring the safety of all guests, artists, and volunteers, unfortunately, no one will be admitted to the show without proof of a negative test or full vaccination, as follows:

• Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (at least two shots) – if you have had both your first and second shot at least 14 days prior to the show, please bring your vaccination card (or photo of it) and a photo ID.; OR

• Proof of negative COVID test – If you are not fully vaccinated, please have a COVID test done within 48 hours of the event date. Please bring your results with you, as well as a photo ID.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Martin Lord Osman
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