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Some Bright Morning 6 Some Bright Morning 5 Some Bright Morning 4 Some Bright Morning 3 Some Bright Morning 2 Some Bright Morning 1
Lynnea Barry
Some Bright Morning
Sourthern gospel revisited
Sat, Mar 18 - Sun, Mar 19
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Honorable Michael & Christine Hogan
production sponsors
Honorable Michael & Christine Hogan
production sponsors
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
Lynnea Barry welcomes Marisa Frantz and Vanessa Greenway and her entire I'll Fly Away ensemble back for a second installment of that project's journey through the byways of Southern gospel and roots music, entitled Some Bright Morning. New songs include “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child”, “Amazing Grace”, “The Water Is Wide”, “Somebody Bigger Than You And I” and “Wade In The Water”.
“Sacred music–gospel and spirituals–," wrote Lynnea in the notes to I'll Fly Away, "is at the heart of American country and folk music, and, indeed on modern popular music than most people realize. It permeates country and R&B with rock music also heavily influenced. Singers ranging from Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and more often included covers of gospel songs in their repertoire. Much of this music depicts the confidence of seeing a loved one again after they have passed, or the deprivation of life’s struggles. Which for me, I feel is very relatable to anyone regardless of their spiritual beliefs. Music speaks to us all personally and evokes emotions that form connections one would feel when sharing any musical experience. This is what makes music so remarkable and amazing. There is something about Southern roots, and gospel that’s uplifting and hopeful – something we all could use more of these days."
Event Personnel
Lynnea Barry, director
Steve Arriola, band leader
Keri Davis, piano
Sean Peterson, bass
Steve Arriola, guitar
Kenan Edler, drums
Julia Frantz, violin
Chico Schwall, banjo, etc.
 Hide Me In Thy Bosom Lynnea
(1937) Thomas A. Dorsey (w/m)
 Peace In The Valley Marisa
(1939) Thomas A. Dorsey (w/m)
 I'll Fly Away Lynnea, Marisa
(1929) The Wonderful Message Albert E. Brumley (w/m)
 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Vanessa
(1870s) traditional U. S. (w/m)
 Go To Sleep, Little Baby Lynnea, Vanessa, Marisa
(1930s) traditional U. S. (w/m)
 The Wayfaring Stranger Lynnea
(1858) traditional U. S. (w/m)
 Amazing Grace Marisa
(1835) John Newton (w)
 St. James Infirmary Lynnea
(1929) Joe Primrose (w/m) [adaptation of Gambler's Blues]
 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms Vanessa
(1800s) traditional U. S. (w/m)
 I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow Lynnea, all
(1913) Dick Burnett (w/m)
 Down To The River To Pray Marisa, all
(1860s) Slave Songs of the United States traditional U. S. (w/m)
 The Water Is Wide Lynnea
(1906) Folk Songs From Somerset traditional English (w/m) [based on Waly, Waly, Gin Love Be Bonny]
 Somebody Bigger Than You And I Vanessa
(1951) Sonny Burke, Johnny Lange, Hy Heath (w/m)
 Come To Jesus Marisa
(2004) Mindy Smith (w/m)
 Just A Closer Walk With Thee instrumental
(c 1830s) traditional U. S. (w/m)
 Will The Circle Be Unbroken Lynnea, all
 Wade In The Water Lynnea
(1870s) traditional, spiritual/hymn (w/m)
 Midnight Special Vanessa
(1923) traditional U. S. (w/m)
 Keep On The Sunny Side Lynnea, Vanessa, Marisa
(1928) Ada Blenkhorn (w) J. Howard Entwisle (m)

Ticket/Venue Info
Some Bright Morning Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  21.00 
A28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  18.25 
B24.00  21.75  20.50  19.25  15.75 
C18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  11.75 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor