ALERT UPDATE: SHOW DID NOT RUN AT ALL, FOR UNKNOWN REASON. I WILL ASK THEM TO RUN THIS SHOW NEXT SATURDAY. /CL
ALERT! SOMETHING HAPPENED AND THE ARCHIVAL SHOW IS NOT RUNNING. I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO CONTACT ANYONE WHO CAN FIX THE PROBLEM. NOW 9:53 AM. 😦
ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD
Lynn Morris was inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Hall of Fame this month (along with The Stoneman Family), so I thought it was appropriate to play part of a show where she and The Lynn Morris Band appeared live in Sumptuous Studio A at WHRB’s studios under Sanders Theater in Cambridge. That Saturday was October 31st, 1992, which of course was Hallowe’en, so there are a few spooky songs sprinkled in (and one rowdy one—you know which).
The Lynn Morris Band was celebrating the release of their second album on Rounder Records. Ken Irwin, who produced the album, was in the studio. The traveling band included Chris Jones, Jesse Brock, Tad Marks, and Marshall Wilborn. Lynn Morris released three more albums on Rounder, the last in 2003, after which she suffered a stroke that has prevented her from performing ever since. It is wonderful that she has finally been recognized for her amazing banjo playing and beautiful vocals, and for setting an example for women in bluegrass country music.
Old Sinc co-hosts with me and emcees the live portion. Other guests included John Lincoln Wright, promoting his upcoming 20th Anniversary bash, and Flo Murdock highlighting the Lynn Morris Band at Johnny D’s and other upcoming country acts as well. Remember, the Country Calendar was a vital part of the community service Hillbilly at Harvard provided, so I am reluctant to cut much out, even though the events were long ago. They preserve the flavor of the time, and heavy editing would make the Archival shows very choppy. I did manage to get the intro theme and a couple of tunes in before jumping to 10:30 and the rest of the show, which ended at 12:30 for football. /CL