The Hot Flashes Reunited Live in WSHU’s Studio A

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Twelve years ago Connecticut bluegrass songstress Amy Gallatin brought into our studios two other female vocalists (and multi-instrumentalists) and two members of her band, Stillwaters. They called themselves The Hot Flashes. What a night it was: What was planned by us all as 60 minutes of an in-studio performance turned into two hours of hot music. Alas, the Hot Flashes was short-lived because of prior commitments on the part of the musicians. Now, 13 years later they have reunited and once again blessed our studios with another two hours of live music and thoughtful commentary.

Our thanks to Amy, Peggy Harvey and Gail Wade, along with “the guys” in the band – Roger Williams on Dobro; son, JD Williams on mandolin, and John Urbanik on upright bass. My special thanks to WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich and fellow engineers Ed Butler and Jeremy Hewitt who produced for listeners a night of perfect sound.

Here’s the night’s playlist, which ranges from the Louvin Brothers to Hank Williams to David Mallet to originals from the group (and a whole lot more):

Listen to the live portion of the show

    Live In Studio A

    “Choo Choo Ch’boogie”
    “Blue Bayou”
    “If I Could Only Win Your Love”
    “Honky Tonk Blues”
    “Down The Kennebec” (Gail Wade)
    “Here We Go”
    “Journey” (Gail Wade)
    Performed by “the guys” in the band:
    “Jonathan’s Lullaby” (Roger Williams)
    “Essex County” (Roger Williams)
    “Just When I Needed You”
    “Cow Cow Boogie”
    “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”
    “Blue Love In My Heart”
    “One Of Us”
    “Angeline The Baker”