Superb American duo Compton & Newberry have arrived on these shores and following a well-received performance at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and a sell-out gig in Dundee at the weekend, the guys continue heading south on their two-week tour. Mike Compton & Joe Newberry are renowned acoustic musicians of the very highest quality and in their live show they’ll be bringing us their own special blend of old time Americana, bluegrass, early country and blues, with some of the very best “brother duet” harmony singing. Tickets are out now for all the gigs, so if you don’t have yours yet, check out the tour poster and links here, and brighten up these January (and February) days with some wonderful music and singing!
Celebrated mandolinist Mike Compton has a superb musical CV, co-founding the influential Nashville Bluegrass Band in the 1980s and working with the legendary John Hartford for many years. Mike was one of the original Soggy Bottom Boys on the Grammy-winning O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack and has performed and recorded with stars from Elvis Costello to the late Ralph Stanley. Talented multi-instrumentalist Joe Newberry is known for his powerful clawhammer banjo and guitar work, singing and award winning songwriting. A frequent performer on cult show A Prairie Home Companion, Joe was also a guest star on the popular Transatlantic Sessions live tour in 2016.