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Mike Compton and David Long West Coast Tour Dates

By Alana Stewart
November 21, 2004 - 8:00 pm

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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 the West Coast in December, 2004.

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.

Please check location web sites or call to verify showtimes and ticket information.

December 2, 2004
Cartwright's Music
Stayton, OR
(503) 769-2778

December 3, 2004
Alberta Pub
Portland, OR
(503) 284-7665

December 4, 2004
Hi Strung Music
Leavenworth, WA
Contact Chuck Egner

December 5, 2004
Tractor Tavern
Seattle, WA

December 10, 2004
Hotel Cafe
Los Angeles, CA

December 11, 2004
House Concert and Workshop
Santa Barbara, CA

December 12, 2004
House Concert and Workshop
San Diego, CA
Contact: Chris Clarke

December 14, 2004
House concert and Workshop
Santa Cruz, CA

December 15, 2004
2650 Broadway,
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 364-5600
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9 p.m
Admission: $10.00

December 17, 2004
Plough and Stars
116 Clement @2nd
San Francisco, CA
Shelby Ash: (415) 664-2044

December 19, 2004
Cozmic Pizza at the Strand
Eugene, OR

December 22, 2004
The Nightlight
Bellingham, WA

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