The Wimberley Concert Association welcomes Texas Hot Flash back for
the concert series. Texas Hot Flash, a cappella and then some, will be performing Thursday, March 11, 2004, 7:30 PM at the Chapel in the Hills on RR 12 in Wimberley, Texas.
"Texas Hot Flash take the barber shop out into the yard and make it swing. Totally contemporary, they rely on the most ancient of instruments, the human voice," said one concert promoter from England who heard Texas Hot Flash at the Kerrville Folk Festival. "Singing without an instrumental net is always a brave thing to do but these three strong women have the talent and the skill to pull it off and thrill the multitudes," said Bob Stane, concert promoter at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena, California where the group recently performed.
Texas Hot Flash is Brenda Freed, Amy Cartee, and Karen Peters, who write and sing in just about every style, and use their interchangeable voices to bring a whole new meaning to close harmony. They describe themselves as "folkappella" fused with jazz and tasty tidbits of occasional instrumentation. Shows are upbeat, left of center, and include voices alone or voices accompanied by any combination of guitar, piano, mandolin, baritone ukulele, djembe, spoons, and with harmonica played by harmonica aficionado, Michael
No Texas Hot Flash performance is complete without a good bit of humor, flavorful antics and thought-provoking expressions of politics, life and spirituality. As Hershall Seals, concert promoter says, "Texas Hot Flash charmed the sox off the Belton Acoustic Concert goers. Besides bare feet, we now have the remembered pleasures of being entertained by three gracious and attractive women with magnetic personalities. Their professionalism and terrifically crafted vocal harmonies are a must-hear."
It was just over two years ago when Brenda Freed, Amy Cartee, Karen Peters and Michael D'Eath stood on-stage together as an official act for the first time. Texas Hot Flash quickly took the Texas Hill Country by storm, becoming a household name in bigger cities such as Austin (placing 6th in the notorious Austin Chronicle 2003 Poll in the Best Performing Band None of the Above Category) and smaller towns such as Luckenbach, Wimberley, San Marcos, and Kerrville, home of the world-famous Kerrville Folk Festival. The group wows audiences with classics written by legends such as The Beatles, and Rogers and Hart. They also provoke laughter and tears with moving originals such as Handyman, Send that Pizza Back, Sweet Texas Waltz, Let Me Sing and Move On. This perfect blend of women's voices will raise the hair on your arms.
Tickets are $5 each for adults. Full-time students and supervised children are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at the door.