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Mike Compton and David Long Mandolin Duets Tour - November, 2005

By Mandolin Cafe
November 14, 2005 - 6:45 pm

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Mike Compton and David Long

Mike Compton and David Long

Mike Compton and David Long will be bringing their Mandolin Duets Tour to the Upper Midwest, South and East this November.

Known as two of the foremost mandolin players on today's traditional acoustic music scene, the Compton and Long duet formed in 2003 after they realized they had a mutual interest in a variety of string band music - rural country blues, old time, bluegrass, and early string-band music.

Schedule:
Thursday, November 17, 2005
House Concert
Jim and Nancy Nikora
Madison, Wisconsin
(608) 233-0150
TICKET PRICE: $20
SHOWTIME: 7 PM

Friday, November 18, 2005 -- SOLD OUT!
House Concert
Bob Batyko & Lorie Docken
Madison, Wisconsin
(608)575-9945
TICKET PRICE: $20
SHOWTIME: approx 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 19, 2005
Audubon Center of Minnesota
SHOWTIME: 7 PM
(320) 245-6799
reservations required!

Sunday, November 20, 2005
Mandolin Workshop
Sandstone, Minnesota
(320) 245-6799

Friday, November 25, 2005
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee
TICKET PRICE: TBD
SHOWTIME: TBD
www.barkinglegs.org
(423)624-5347

Saturday, November 26, 2005
The Garage
110 West 7th Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
TICKET PRICE: $12 advance/$15 day of show
SHOWTIME: 7 PM
www.the-garage.ws
(336) 777-1127

Sunday, November 27, 2005
The Purple Fiddle
21 East Avenue
Thomas, West Virginia
TICKET PRICE: $10
SHOWTIME: 8 PM
(304) 463-4040


Grammy winner Mike Compton is perhaps best known as the featured mandolin player on the "'Oh, Brother Where Art Thou" movie and soundtrack. He also performed on the Down From The Mountain Tour, as well as the Cold Mountain Tour. He has collaborated with such diverse notables as John Hartford, David Grier, Ralph Stanley, Sting, and Elvis Costello. Mike currently plays mandolin with the Nashville Bluegrass Band and was nominated for the 2005 IBMA Mandolin Player Of The Year.

David is currently a member of the Chris Sharp and David Long Band. Their new CD -"One Hand On The Radio", recently reviewed by Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Now, is receiving strong national airplay. David has also played with the Wildwood Valley Boys, as well as the award winning Karl Shiflett and his Big Band. He is described as a next-generation musician stepping forward, while keeping the traditional sounds of bluegrass in his playing and composing. The David Long CD "Midnight From Memphis" has received staunch reviews from critics including Mandolin Magazine and Mandolin Quarterly.

The Mike Compton and David Long CD is to be released shortly on David Grisman's AcousticDisc label.

Additional Information:
www.mikecompton.net

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