Bluegrass has seen an evolution in the past few years, and Megan Lynch thinks it has been a good one.
“People will argue that if a there’s a cello or if there are drums, it’s not bluegrass, but if people want to identify themselves as bluegrass, I say go for it; rock on,” said Lynch, a national champion fiddle player, who will perform at the Morris Museum of Art at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20.
And the genre has become more popular in a younger crowd.
“The average demographic is skewing younger,” she said. “Younger people are really loving the virtuosic nature of it.”
Lynch, who has been touring with Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan, will present an hour-long concert at the museum that will blend music and some education, but don’t expect a dry presentation.
“It’s going to be fun. I have some really great music. I think people will enjoy it,” she said.
It will focus on traditional American music and will include styles such as Western Swing, bluegrass and country rock. She plans to include some “old-time” Appalachian music and Southeastern fiddle and Celtic-infused songs. There will be some singing also.
“I try to make thing interactive,” she said.
The Redding, Calif., native, a six-time national fiddle champion, won her first title when she was 8 years old. She’s won numerous state titles including in Georgia.
She has also performed with a number of bluegrass stars including Dale Ann Bradley, Jim Hurst, Roland White, Larry Cordle and Chris Jones. Also, she is a former member of 3 Fox Drive and Due West.
Admission for the Music at the Morris series is free. For more information, call (706) 724-7501 or visit www.themorris.org.