Here’s a concert not to be missed. Mike Compton, Hardrive and Bluegrass Parkway are all scheduled to play Fremantle on 9th March at the Fremantle Workers Club in Henry Street Fremantle. This is a rare opportunity to see two of the country’s leading exponents of traditional bluegrass music along with American mandolin virtuoso Mike Compton in Fremantle this March.
Show starts at 8:00pm.
Tickets: $25.00 in advance or $30.00 at the door.
Presales avaliable now at http://heatseeker.com.au.
John Hartford once said that Mike Compton knows more about Bill Monroe style mandolin than the Father of Bluegrass himself. Mike more recently received Grammy Award acknowledgement for playing the mandolin on two award-winning projects, “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?”, Album of the Year and Best Compilation Soundtrack Album, and “Down From the Mountain”, Best Traditional Folk Album, which included artists such as Dr. Ralph Stanley, Norman and Nancy Blake, Alison Kraus and Union Station, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Emmy Lou Harris, The Fairfield Four, John Hartford, to name a few. He was also part the sold out “Down From the Mountain” tours which included the original soundtrack cast and Ricky Skaggs, Patty Loveless, the Del McCoury Band, and Rodney Crowell.
Victoria’s Hardrive Bluegrass Band are widely regarded as one of Australia’s foremost traditional bluegrass bands. They feature high-lonesome vocals and virtuosic instrumentals from a traditional line-up of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and double bass played by experienced and award-winning musicians.
Fremantle’s Bluegrass Parkway are celebrating their 26th anniversary this year and are the longest continuously performing bluegrass band in Australia. The band is widely regarded as Australia’s most popular bluegrass act. They perform around a single microphone 1940’s style and entertain the audience with their three and four-part harmonies, great instrumentals and great rapport on stage.