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Lee Morgan / Press

“The delightfully gentile atmosphere that dominated the concert was set even before the first notes were played as Lee prepared for his performance while playfully sharing his stories with the audience and answering questions about his work. This helped create a mood in which those in attendance almost forgot they were coming out for a concert at the Library but instead coming home to relax in their favorite chair as a much beloved house guest began to make his welcomed presence known. The concert itself consisted of a number of original songs whose accompanying stories furthered the pleasing mood created prior to the official beginning of Lee’s performance. A variety of musical genres were presented which included folk and blues selections as well as compositions from a literary project he and his wife Shelle Sumners are in the process of presenting to the public. All of which brought a sense of joy and thoughtfulness to the ears and hearts of the audience enriching their evening.”

“He’s a highly accomplished stage actor, with twenty-plus years on and off Broadway and in touring productions, a career that includes stints in the original cast of the The Who’s Tommy and billings alongside numerous Tony-winning actors and actresses. "Knowing I was on this creative path is from when I was young,” Morgan continues. “I always needed to sing” His compulsion to create music has been his means to process his life experience since as far back as he can remember. “Whatever life is feeding me, all the hard soul-searching you do; [my music] is the best way to find my answers. In a sense, then, Morgan’s reinvention as singer-songwriter is a complete turnaround, from the splash and bombast of a packed musical stage to the solitude of a solo open mic set. It’s a risky move for an established artist, and Morgan’s quite aware of that fact. Listen for a guy that sounds like the best classic singer-songwriter mix-tape you never heard, and that'll be Lee Morgan.”

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