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Tara Nevins and Friends Tour the Southeast This December

Tara Nevins: Wood and StoneAsheville, NC -- American roots traditionalist Tara Nevins will be touring this winter in the southeast for select shows, in between her other gigs with Donna the Buffalo. She will be performing songs from her latest solo release, Wood and Stone, on Sugar Hills Records which hit in the Top 20 on the Americana Music Chart in 2011.

The 16th Annual Bill Monroe Appreciation Night

Bill MonroeNashville, TN -- Roland White & J.T. Gray present the 16th Annual Bill Monroe Appreciation Night at the world famous Station Inn, Nashville, TN. The event will take place Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 and Doors open @ 7:00pm-Showtime 8:00pm. Roland White and Jon Weisberger will host the event where you can hear some of the best bluegrass music on the planet!

Helen Highwater, Whimsical Goddess of String Music, Becomes a Band

Helen Highwater Band MembersNashville, TN -- It was just another night in Nashville: four friends—revered acoustic musicians—got together in a living room. The music bounced, danced, gathered strength, and lifted them in a way that only happens with the right players. So, they formed a band and named it Helen Highwater—the tough, whimsical goddess of string band music. It’s David Grier on guitar, Missy Raines on bass, Mike Compton on mandolin, Shad Cobb on fiddle, and power vocals from all four. All are bluegrass music veterans.

Mike Compton to Tour Australia During Their Spring

Rotten TatersNashville, TN -- An American bluegrass mandolin player, Mike Compton has earned a worldwide reputation as one of the modern masters of bluegrass mandolin, and is especially known for his personal take on the fiercely hard-driven, rhythmically intense style developed by the master of the genre, Bill Monroe. Later this month, during Australia's Spring, Mike will be touring Australia for an eight city concert tour.

The Monroe-Style All-Star Faculty Concert at Bluegrass Museum

2011 Monroe-Style ConcertOwensboro, KY -- It's mandolin picking time at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. Consider this your invitation to join us Saturday September 15th for an evening concert filled to the brim with Monroe music.

7th Annual Monroe-Style Bluegrass Mandolin Camp September 14 - 16, 2012

Monroe Style Mandolin CampThe International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky has announced that the 7th Annual Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp will be held September 14 through 16, 2012. At the Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp, you will spend three days with the finest mandolin faculty and luthiers and up to 50 of the coolest mandolin students you’ll find on Planet Earth. With registration for each camp capped at 50, the camps' intimate environment allows for ample opportunities to receive personal, hands-on instruction from each of these legends of Monroe-Style mandolin.

It's All Rotten Taters with Mike Compton

 Rotten TatersRotten Taters is a snapshot of some of the material Mike has begun to do in his solo endeavors. It’s a project which for the first time lets us see something that we’ve only glimpsed in the past Compton playing by himself, unaccompanied and undirected. And it’s simply stellar. For Compton, it’s all about rhythm, with the mandolin serving principally as a rhythmic instrument rather than a melodic one. These days, for this style of playing, he is the player that all others are compared to; if you play old-time or traditional bluegrass mandolin, you want to play like Mike Compton. The New York Times calls Compton a “new bluegrass instrumental hero.”

Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music Present Mike Compton and Joe Newberry Feb 10

Mike Compton and Joe NewberryThe Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music invite you to join them for an evening of great music with Mike Compton and Joe Newberry Friday, February 10 at 8 p.m. The concert will take place at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 420 Willa Road, Newark, Delaware 19711.

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