I’m delighted to present fantastic American roots duo Compton & Newberry for a full UK tour this January & February. They will be playing a fortnight of concerts booked by True North Music, following their appearance at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. Mike Compton & Joe Newberry are both acclaimed musicians of the very highest calibre and their two-man string band will be exploring early country, bluegrass, old time and blues. Tickets are out now for all the gigs, so check out the tour poster below and the venue links here, and snap up some tickets now – the perfect Christmas gift for the music lover in your life! (or yourself)
Celebrated mandolinist Mike Compton has a superb musical CV; he co-founded the massively influential Nashville Bluegrass Band in the 1980s and also worked with the legendary John Hartford for many years. Mike was one of the original Soggy Bottom Boys, performing on the Grammy-winning soundtrack to the smash hit film O Brother, Where Art Thou? and in a long and illustrious career he 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 work, singing and award winning songwriting. A frequent guest on cult show A Prairie Home Companion, Joe also performs in various collaborations including a duo with guitarist Jon Shain and a project with phenomenal fiddler/step dancer April Verch. Joe was also a guest star on the UK’s popular Transatlantic Sessions live tour in early 2016, and is a hugely charismatic entertainer who charms audiences wherever he goes.