It is year 16 for Lynne's annual show and she is working to move forward despite the loss of her beloved husband Ron DeWitte. The music must go on, so join Lynne and her group of friends Julia Andrews, Dave Ollinger, Greg Kanz - and special guest Twin Cities guitarist Dan Schwatrz.. Expect a special tribute to Ron and his music.
It is with great sadness that I must tell you my beloved husband, Ron DeWitte died on February 16, 2018 from pancreatic cancer. Those of you who were fortunate enough to hear Ron play guitar know that he was an amazingly gifted and generous musician. It was the privilege of my life to be able to be his musical partner and especially his wife. We thank all of you for your support over the past few years - he fought without ceasing and played music to the very end of his earthly life. I will move forward and continue to make music and update this site when I'm ready. What I have learned is that a broken heart can continue beating.
Ronald Alan DeWitte
1949 - 2018
Ron DeWitte & Lynne Rothrock onstage with Vince Gill and the fabulous Time Jumpers Band in Nashville, TN - April 2017
Ron DeWitte is a Hall of Fame blues guitarist who has been a mainstay on the Midwest music scene for 40 years. Lynne & Ron married in 2005 and frequently perform together in a variety of musical configurations.
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"Recalling both Diana Krall and a prettier Bette Midler with sassy red hair, . . . .she can sing anything, and she can grab and shake a house." - Marcel Smith, Nashville Scene
"Ron DeWitte is not only an accomplished blues guitar player, but his years of experience shine through in his onstage presence. DeWitte is relaxed and charismatic, connecting with audiences immediately. When he plays, he is passionate and intense, and audiences respond with cheers after every masterful riff. . . "- Barb Shubinski, Executive Director, Liars Theatre
"Spending an evening with Lynne Rothrock is simply irresistible. . . the voice. . . the material. . .the sheer fun of it all. . .you owe it to yourself to catch this girl's act." - David Boldt, KMRY RADIO
"Lynne Rothrock's performance at the Bluebird Cafe was a rich experience. . .it was stellar and people are STILL raving about it!" - Ronda Wynn, Director, Chick Singer Night Nashville
"Rothrock offers her audience an intimate glimpse into her humorous life and remarkable vocal talents. . . the songs seem to resonate very deeply within her. . .she has the goods, and she proves it again and again". - Joe Jennison, CEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE