Mike Compton at The Cat & Fiddle

by | 8 Nov, 2012

Mike Compton

His first ever Sydney concert should not be missed.Mike Compton

Mike C0mpton will be appearing at the Sydney venue Cat and The Fiddle, tomorrow night Fri 9th Nov, 2012 at 8:00pm.  Also appearing on the bill will be Sydney band, The StopmpKats.

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.

Website: http://www.mikecompton.net/.