Wilborn, Marshall


  • Originally from Austin, Texas.
  • Best known as one of bluegrass music’s top bass players, although his first instrument is banjo.
  • 1982, joined Whetstone Run. It was then that he met Lynn Morris; they eventually married and formed a partnership.
  • Has also worked with Jimmy Martin and the Johnson Mountain Boys.
  • 1988, co-founded and played bass for The Lynn Morris band. The group had to disband following Lynn Morris’ stroke in 2003.
  • 1998, he was voted Bass Player of the Year by Bluegrass Now Magazine’s Fan’s Choice awards.
  • 1999, released an album of bass instrumentals accompanied by banjo called Root 5 (Pinecastle)..
  • 2006, formed a new band with Dudley Connell, Tom Adams, David McLaughlin and Sally Love called Seneca Rocks.
  • 2007, joined Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper.
  • 2011, won his third consecutive IBMA award for Bass Player of the Year (also won in 2009 and 2010).
  • 2011, left Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. Currently performs with Springfield Exit.