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Mike Compton & David Long Colorado Dates

By Traci Jackson
November 2, 2004 - 5:00 am

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Mike Compton & David Long

Mike Compton & David Long

Anyone who enjoys the singular sound of the mandolin will be doubly rewarded by the combined talents of Mike Compton and David Long. The duet formed in 2003 to pursue their intense mutual interest in a variety of acoustic music. They have toured coast to coast, as well as conducting mandolin workshops, most recently at the Mandolin Symposium in Santa Cruz, California. The two will be playing shows throughout Colorado November 12 - 20, 2005.

Grammy Winner Mike Compton is among the most popular and talented mandolin players on the music scene today. His definitive intro to the song "Man of Constant Sorrow" on the 'Oh, Brother Where Art Thou' soundtrack has received world-wide recognition. He has also performed on the sold-out "Down from the Mountain" and "Cold Mountain" tours.
Throughout his career, Mike has collaborated with numerous acoustic icons, including John Hartford, David Grier and Dr. Ralph Stanley. He currently plays with the Nashville
Bluegrass Band.

David Long is a next-generation musician dedicated to keeping the heart and soul of bluegrass in his playing and composing. He has played with the Wildwood Valley Boys, as well as the Award Winning Karl Shiflett and His Big Country Show. Long, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a traditional stylist whose recent CD "Midnight From Memphis" received staunch reviews from critics including Mandolin Magazine and Mandolin Quarterly.

Their shows cover rural country blues, old time, bluegrass, and early American string-band music. From driving up-tempo tunes, to lilting waltzes and ballads, the witty cross banter of their instruments and voices is an ear-filling experience seldom heard. This is traditional music at it's best: grounded in the past, headed for the future.

Confirmed Colorado dates/locations. Please check location sites for showtimes and ticket information.

Fri 11/12 Denver - Skylark Lounge
Sat 11/13 Lyons - Rogers Hall
Sun 11/14 Ft. Collins - Avogadro's Number
Tue 11/15 Telluride Sheraton Opera House
Wed 11/17 Aspen The Bakery Cafe
Thu 11/18 Durango - Abbey Theater
Fri 11/19 Nederland - Acoustic Cafe

Additional information and arrangements, contact Traci Jackson 412-370-2177,

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