Rolling Hills Radio will present musician/comedian Deidre Flint and blues artist, Gordon Munding for Episode 93.
ABOUT DEIRDRE FLINT
Deirdre Flint is a Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter who stands at the intersection where stand-up and folk music collide. She has been a member of the renowned comedy-music group, Four Bitchin’ Babes, for almost three decades, initially filling a slot in the band once held by such folk notables as Mary Travers, Cheryl Wheeler, and Christine Lavin.
Deirdre won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Award and the Falcon Ridge Showcase. Her music has been heard on World Café, Gene Shay’s Folk Show, Nip/Tuck, TLC’s A Dating Story, TLC’s Documentary “Always a Bridesmaid,” BBC’s The Reclaimers, The Dr. Demento Show, as well as a smattering of radio stations that you find down on the left hand side of the dial.
Rolling Hills Radio’s host, Ken Hardley, said, “After the overwhelming response Christine Lavin got on our stages at Shawbucks and the Chautauqua Amphitheater last season, recruiting her award winning friend, Deidre was a no-brainer. Jamestown loves comedy, and this artist is hilarious. I mean, you don’t get on Dr. Demento’s show singing love songs.”
ABOUT GORDON MUNDING
Gordon Munding takes the stage carrying his National steel guitar. Far from the fast lane of life, Gordon takes you back to the roots of acoustic blues and folk music from rural America. His playing is influenced by the likes of Doc Watson, Blind Willie McTell, and the slide guitar work of John Mooney and Guy Davis. Gordon has absorbed the styles of these artists and carries on the tradition of country blues. The blues legend, Son House, was found in Rochester, NY toward the end of his life in relative obscurity. Gordon made it his business to familiarize himself with all things having to do with this great blues master, including his unique playing style.
“It seems once in a while you run into someone with prodigious talent who dedicates him or herself to a particular mission and blues has more than its share of those priceless people. Gordon joins folks like Roy Book Binder, Jorma Kaukonen, Austin ‘Walkin’ Cane, and Andy Cohen as one of those people keeping this great American tradition alive,” says Hardley.
All live RHR regular season shows take place at Shawbucks, across from Jamestown’s Ice Arena. Doors open — to all those holding or purchasing tickets — at 5:30pm for the “Rolling Happy Hour.” Food and drink are available until 6:15 at which time audience members take their seats and the house lights dim. Audio and video recording begins promptly at 6:30. The bar reopens for 10 minutes at intermission and then again after the show when the audience and performers are invited to a “Meet and Greet.”
There are three options for purchasing tickets; Until the show is sold out, tickets are available at the door the night of each show. If you choose, you can call the Rolling Ticket Hotline at (716) 294-0416. Tickets are also available online at rollinghillsradio.org/tickets. Tickets for the September show are $15.00.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Tri-County Arts Council.