The Rock Farmer Road Show Series With Host, Patrick Ross
Multi-instrumentalist Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. 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 Contest at Winfield Kansas in 1990, and took the mandolin award there the following year.
Flinner has toured and recorded with Tim O’Brien, Frank Vignola, actor/banjoist Steve Martin, Darrell Scott, the Modern Mandolin Quartet, Dave Douglas, Alison Brown, The Ying Quartet, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.
His two solo CDs (Compass Records), “The View from Here” and “Latitude,” are now widely considered classics in the new acoustic/modern bluegrass style. His current group, the Matt Flinner Trio (with guitarist Ross Martin and bassist Eric Thorin), has forged new pathways in acoustic string band music and will leave their melodic mark on West Newbury Hall Sunday, Feb. 5th at 3pm.
Hosted by Patrick Ross and presented by Orford Service Center.
“We are emphasizing the things about music that have never changed”.
West Newbury Hall is a classic Vermont Town Hall designed to seat 100 people who can hear a pin drop. Tickets $20 at the door or in advance by calling 802-866-3324 or