Wonderful news – Lynn Morris will perform at the 2011 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival this Spring!
A very special, one-time reunion of The Lynn Morris Band has been arranged for Sunday, May 1, the final day of the festival. She will be joined on stage by her husband Marshall Wilborn on bass, Tom Adams on guitar, Jesse Brock on mandolin and Ron Stewart on banjo – all former members of Lynn’s Band.
They were a prominent touring and recording act until Lynn suffered a stroke in 2003, which left her with limited ability to speak, or sing. The group disbanded at that time and the various members, Morris excepted, have pursued their careers – and achieved success – in other ventures.
But after these 11 years, during which time Lynn has continued a variety of therapies to help her regain her speech, she finally feels ready to perform. There are no current plans for her to return to an active career in music, but she and Marshall are eagerly looking forward to this reunion, and Lynn’s return to the stage.
Marshall, Tom and Jesse are members of Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, and Ron works now with The Boxcars. Both acts are scheduled for the Apple Blossom Bluegrass Festival, enabling this special reunion to occur on May 1.
This will be a memorable event, and we hope to be able to attend.
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