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A high school reunion that never was

Steve Morse with his MusicMan Y2D, London, Ontario, Feb 11, 2011; photo © Nick Soveiko cc-by-nc-sa

A short and sweet interview with Steve Morse in Ultimate Guitar.

How did the reunion with Dixie Dregs come about?

We’ve always talked about doing it. We did a 40-year reunion and I thought that every 40 years we can do another one…but then somebody pointed out my math as being a little optimistic – as far as longevity goes. We were in a good place we thought, with the cancer treatments my wife had been getting. So, we felt confident to do some short tours and that’s when that was booked. The guys have always wanted to play and I’ve always wanted to play. And I was out of Deep Purple, so it made the most sense.

And it turned out to be a really awkward time, but for me, it’s good that I have this and something to look forward to, playing music that I grew up playing with my friends…and playing for my friends, a lot of the people in the audience have seen us before. We know them, they know us. So, it’s sort of like going to that high school reunion that I never went to. It’s a good feeling.

I’d like to offer my condolences about your wife’s passing.

Thanks. It’s awkward. I can’t make a conversation without having her intertwined. I don’t try to, we just were very intertwined. And she loved music and traveling with me. She would be out there selling t-shirts and CD’s to people and talking to them and answering their questions. So, people knew her and liked her, too.

Read more in Ultimate Guitar.

4 Comments to “A high school reunion that never was”:

  1. 1
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Talk about Janine all you want, Steve, at this point it’s a good thing. Don’t force anything.

  2. 2
    Gregster says:


    Always good to hear from you Steve, & no-doubt you’ll always be welcome in here, & many of us always look forward to hearing any news.

    Perhaps when the time-is-right, a new band would be a great point-of-focus, since you could traverse new ground, rather than revisiting older material, though anytime a guitar is in-hand is a good moment regardless.

    Peace !

  3. 3
    Uwe Hornung says:

    More frequent releases of Flying Colors albums please!

  4. 4
    john mckenna says:

    Uwe Hornung…Take a look back to comment#28 on !1 more time in America

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