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Mike Compton and David Long - "STOMP" Tour

By Mandolin Cafe
January 3, 2006 - 8:00 pm

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Mike Compton and David Long

Mike Compton and David Long

Mike Compton and David Long are touring in anticipation of their CD, "STOMP", which is to be released shortly on David Grisman's AcousticDisc label.

Known as two of the foremost mandolin players on today's traditional acoustic music scene, the Mike Compton and David 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.

Thursday, January 12, 2006
House Of Jam
9726 Old St. Augustine Rd.
Jacksonville, Florida
(904) 962-1130
Ticket Price: $12 advance, $15 at the door
Showtime: 7 pm

Saturday, January 14, 2006
Mandolin Workshop
CoCroft Music
105 S. Broad St.
Thomasville, Georgia
(229) 226-2250
Ticket Price: $50
Time: 1-3 pm

Saturday, January 14, 2006
CoCroft Music
105 S. Broad St.
Thomasville, Georgia
(229) 226-2250
Ticket Price: $15
Showtime: 7 pm

Sunday, January 15, 2006
Mandolin Workshop
The Bluegrass Parlor
4810 E. Busch Boulevard
Tampa, Florida
(813) 985-2780
Ticket Price:$50
Time: 3-5 pm

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 Acoustic Disc label.

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