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Rounder Records has steadfastly promoted women bluegrassers, and Alison Krauss’ huge crossover success has paid the company back handsomely. Next up for the label is Lynn Morris, who, as two-time National Banjo Champion, is more than happy to rest on her five-string laurels, picking up a guitar and handling lead vocals in her bluegrass group. Formed in 1988 in Winchester, Va., with Morris’ future husband Marshall Wilborn on bass, the Lynn Morris Band has released three albums of traditional ’grass. The most recent, Mama’s Hand, finds Morris in particularly good company, backed by former Johnson Mountain Boys David McLaughlin on mandolin and lead guitar and Tom Adams on banjo. Morris doesn’t completely abandon the chops that brought her fame, though: “Old Rip” is a clawhammer instrumental named after a legendary horny toad that lived for 31 years trapped in the cornerstone of the Eastland County, Texas, courthouse. At 8 p.m. at the Silver Spring Unitarian Universalist Church, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $10-12. (301) 588-7525. (Glenn Dixon)