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Winter Solstice mini-fest with Matt Flinner and Low Lily

Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. — RANDOLPH — Multi-award-winning bluegrass mandolinist Matt Flinner will team up with American roots band Low Lily to mark the Winter Solstice at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Chandler Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10-$50 in person and $20 to watch the livestream.

The high-energy show will feature instrumentals alongside impeccably arranged songs to celebrate the season. Between them, the musicians play mandolins, guitars, fiddle, banjo, and double bass, and sing in three- and four-part vocal harmonies.

Grammy-nominated mandolinist 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 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, Kansas, in 1990, and won the mandolin award there the following year. He 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. Flinner lives in Ripton.

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 on stage for almost two decades. Setting down roots in Brattleboro, the band has crafted a signature sound that they have shared with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and the United Kingdom.

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 collection of songs that showcases their talents and proves them to be a formidable, ready-for-prime-time act.

For the safety of our guests, Chandler requires universal masking and reserved seating to allow for social distancing. For more information, including ticket reservations, visit chandler-arts.org, email [email protected], or call 802-728-9878.

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