Joining in for many of the performances is Anne's husband renowned jazz pianist Barnaby Finch, whose contributions give the band extra flair. Musician Don Reed from Idyllwild occasionally joins in on mandolin and dobro, and Arizona banjoist Gordon Acri has played and recorded with the group. "When the men join us, we become "Hot Flash and Men of Pause," quips Sandii.
In 2015, the band cut a CD entitled: Hot Flash and Men of Pause: "The Fallbrook Sessions." The CD was recorded at fellow friend and musician Dave Blackburn's Fallbrook studio in two days. The CD has 15 songs covering bluegrass, folk, country, instrumentals, original material, and pop classics. "The CD has something for everyone," says Sandii.
The band will be in concert at the Diamond Valley Art Council's performance venue on Saturday, August 5th at
7 p.m., and will include Sandii Castleberry on guitar, vocals and harmonica, Kathleen Johnson on autoharp and vocals, Anne Finch on bass and vocals, Barnaby Finch on keyboards and vocals, and Don Reed on mandolin and dobro.
Since Kathleen moved to Central California last year, the band performs much less frequently, so you will not want to miss this rare opportunity to see "Hot Flash and Men of Pause." performing live in Hemet on August 5th.
MUSIC AT THE CENTER is a fundraiser for The DVAC and its programs. Beverages will be available for purchase. Guests have access to the current gallery exhibition as well as the concert. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the concert beginning at 7:00 pm.