Matt Flinner, Low Lily featured at Next Stage Winter Solstice Mini-Fest

PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an acoustic music Winter Solstice Mini-Fest featuring multi-instrumentalist Matt Flinner and folk/roots trio Low Lily on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

The four award-winning musicians, accompanied by double bassist Steve Roy, celebrate the winter solstice, playing energetic instrumentals and songs for the season on mandolins, guitars, fiddle, and banjo, and singing in three- and four-part harmony.

Grammy-nominated mandolinist Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Whether it's with his epomynous trio or with other musicians. As described by the musician's promotional material, Flinner's “style and compositional ability have established him as one of the most accomplished and musically diverse mandolinists in the world.”

Over the past two decades, Low Lily's Liz Simmons and Flynn Cohen have crafted a signature sound that is contemporary, yet rooted in tradition(1). Along the way, they have garnered two No. 1 songs on international folk radio and two (2)Independent Music Award wins.

(3)Simmons and Cohen will perform with their newest bandmate, singer and fiddler Natalie Padilla.

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney. Tickets are $20 advance, $24 at the door. Advance tickets are available at For information, call 802-387-0102. Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar.

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