Hear New IBMA Hall of Famer Lynn Morris on Hallowe’en 1992

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

This entry was posted in Administrivia, Archival Productions, Bluegrass, Country History, Hillbilly History, Radio Talk, Record Business, Rounder Records and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Hear New IBMA Hall of Famer Lynn Morris on Hallowe’en 1992

  1. Cindy says:

    Look forward to your archived shows every week! But we do miss you and wish you were back in studio. I also respect your wishes not to be stuck inside alone wearing a foolish mask!! Happy Halloween Cousin Lynn!

  2. Thanks Cindy— Appreciate your support! /CL

  3. Kate Walker says:

    Great encore, Lynn!
    LMB together for 4yrs at that point, sounding terrific.
    But no mention of Mary McCaslin/Jim Ringer?!
    Have always loved this version as well.

    Good to hear talk of the then new “Culture Swing” and Tish’s JD’s show.
    BTW – Ol Sinc’s birthday was Thursday!

  4. Howdy Kate— Great to hear from you. Did they know of the McCaslin-Ringer album back in 1992? Didn’t remember the date of Sinc’s birthday—November 4th?

    DJ cut off program before my closing announcement. I am not pleased. But it doesn’t matter. /CL

    • Kate Walker says:

      Hi Lynn,
      McCaslin/Ringer came out in 1978 (I’m thinking that’s the tape Ken made for them).
      Yes, Ol’ Sinc 11/4. Time sure does fly. I had to redo the math on that one twice! 🙂
      Cut-off and messed up start to the next hour. It’s been a rough stretch. Be thankful for the opportunity to air these lost gems again. Worth the snafus.
      All the best from Heartbreak Hill,
      Cousin Kate

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s