I'll be the first to admit I've been terrible about blogging lately! I've had so much going on that sitting down to write about banjo teaching keeps slipping my mind. But I really wanted to make sure you all knew that our The Murphy Method's favorite clawhammer banjo teacher, Lynn Morris, will be playing a set at the Apple Blossom Bluegrass Festival this weekend!!
She's playing a special one-time only reunion appearance with members of her old band: Marshall Wilborn (of course!), Jesse Brock, Ron Stewart, and Tom Adams. She hasn't played publicly in years (since suffering a stroke several years back) so this really is a chance you shouldn't miss. She'll do one set at 4:00, but you'll probably want to come and watch all the bands, which include Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, the Boxcars, and Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice.
To give you some idea about how excited I am about this: I'm driving to Winchester to see her play. That's ten hours each way, and that's the ONLY reason I'm going! (It's just a bonus that I'll get to catch the new season of Doctor Who on BBC America on my parents TV Saturday night!)
Hope to see you there!
Lynn sure has sweet vocals too. I have a recording of her singing if Teardrops were Pennies which I listen to as I practice my two finger (teardrop) backup which Casey explains and teaches so well on her New Fancy BackUp DVD.
Do you suppose anyone will video this? I would love to see the entire performance. You could post the link here!
How did it go?