Saturday, February 11th, 2012
Hosted by Archie and Pris Warnock
We are excited to present the return of master musicians Mike Compton and Joe Newberry for our next bluegrass and old-time music party at 8:00 PM on Saturday, February 11th. You won't want to miss this opportunity to join us here in Crownsville, MD for a night of terrific music and company.
Traditional music veterans Mike Compton and Joe Newberry love to play together - and it shows. Although they live far apart, their music makes them seem like they are next-door neighbors.
Mandolinist extraordinaire Mike Compton grew up in Mississippi, where he was exposed to music at an early age. A prolific composer and one of the most influential mandolin players in the world, he has made a powerful mark in the old-time and bluegrass music worlds, including a fertile association with John Hartford in the Hartford String Band, as a long-time member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, and with rock legend Elvis Costello. The multiple Grammy Award-winner treasures his memories of a friendship with his mentor, Bill Monroe.
Joe Newberry is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. Best known for his powerful and innovative banjo playing, he is a prizewinning guitarist, fiddler, and singer as well. Joe can also be found making music with the early Bluegrass and old-time string band Big Medicine and with traditional music stalwarts Bill Hicks, Mike Craver, and Jim Watson. When not working as a writer and editor, he does solo and studio work, and teaches and performs at festivals at home and abroad.
Special Event: Mandolin Workshop with Mike Compton
Join a small group of fellow mandolin players for a special, 2 hour workshop on bluegrass and old-time mandolin with arguably the best Monroe-style mandolin player in the world, Mike Compton.
The workshop will be held at our house in Crownsville on Saturday, February 11 from 2pm until 4pm. The price per person is $65, half of what Mike usually charges for online lessons, and you get to see him "up close and personal" with loads of time for individual questions and demonstrations.
Don't miss this opportunity to study with one of the true masters of the mandolin. Contact us at the email or telephone number below to reserve your spot!