Rare and Fine From Mike Compton

by | 2 Feb, 2022

Rare and Fine Musicians

Rare and Fine – Uncommon Tunes of Bill Monroe.

Rare and Fine by Mike ComptonMike Compton and a band of Nashville’s finest acoustic musicians, have brought to life a set of 13 rarely heard and unreleased instrumentals by the Father of Bluegrass Bill Monroe.

Stunning triple fiddles come from Michael Cleveland, Laura Orshaw, Shad Cobb. Jeremy Stephens plays guitar. Russ Carson plays banjo with Mike Bub on bass. The musicians gathered at the famed Cowboy Arms Hotel & Recordings Spa in Nashville.

Included on Rare and Fine are:

The Old Stagecoach
Trail of Tears
Reelfoot Reel
California Forest Fire
Galley Nipper
Orange Blossom Breakdown
Bill’s Blues
Mississippi River Blues
Let’s Get Close Together Blues
Big Spring
Nanook of the North
Up in the Front & Out in the Back
Jemison Breakdown


For music collectors and enthusiasts, Mike is offering a limited number of autographed discs. All pre-order cds will be shipped 5th March. (Unsigned copies also available for pre-order.)

There is also a book of tablature available, with all tunes transcribed in both standard notation and tablature to accommodate those who favor one system or the other again shipped 5th March.

Rare & Fine Interview Mike Compton: The inspiration and process for making this highly anticipated cd.