Cat and The Fiddle Hotel is at 456 Darling St Balmain (cnr Elliott St). Ph. 9810 7931. All tickets at the door – $25/$20 concessions.
Mike Compton is a four times Grammy Award winning American bluegrass mandolin player, and a former protégé of the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe. He is considered a modern master of bluegrass mandolin, and is especially known for his take on the fiercely hard-driven, rhythmically intense style developed by the master of the genre, Bill Monroe.
He played on the soundtracks of the movies “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?” and “Cold Mountain”, and has been a long-standing member of the legendary Nashville Bluegrass Band. He was also a member of John Hartford’s band till John’s death in 2001.
He was also part of the “Down From The Mountain” project, which involved a Grammy winning album and follow-up sellout tours, where he was playing with Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Dr Ralph Stanley, Rodney Crowell, etc.