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From the Country Standard Time Archives

Lorrie Morgan mixes it up in concert

Sun Theatre, Anaheim, Cal., Dec. 5, 2000

By Dan MacIntosh

ANAHEIM, CA - The song "My Favorite Things," which Lorrie Morgan performed as part of her Christmas portion of the concert, summarized well the veteran singer's approach to playing live since the stage is a place where she takes time to share her various musical passions with audiences.

This musical journey of Morgan's included stops for girl group music with "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?," '60s vocal pop with "California Dreamin'" and Sinatra-esque vocalizing with "Fly Me To The Moon."

In less capable hands, such eclecticism would have sounded confusingly schizophrenic. But because Morgan has developed into a seasoned professional, each station along the tracks came off like a natural destination.

Her most surprising visit was on Sixpence None The Richer's "Kiss Me," which she said was inspired by her children's listening habits.

Morgan also found plenty of time for her own material, including the bouncing "Except for Monday" and the defiant "My Night To Howl."

Although she promised at the outset to include material from her upcoming "I Finally Found Someone" duet album with Sammy Kershaw, she and Kershaw only sang together on the set-closing "Maybe Not Tonight."

Morgan and Kershaw's voices matched together well, and it's easy to see why he is one of her new favorite things. But she didn't have time to stay anyplace for too very long on this whistle stop tour, which left little room for her newfound duet partner.

All in all, this was a cozy night of going through Lorrie Morgan's record collection.