1032 Park Avenue
Mountain View, Arkansas, 72560
Mike Compton and Joe Newberry, masters of old-time mandolin and banjo/guitar, dig deep into early country and traditional American music. Their duet-singing, two-man string band ranges between traditional songs, instrumentals and some original tunes. Mike Compton is a Grammy award winner, IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year nominee, a steady sideman for John Hartford from 1994 until Hartford’s death in 2001. Joe Newberry is a Missouri native and was a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Joe won the songwriting prize for “Gospel Recorded Performance” at the 2012 IBMA Awards for his song Singing as We Rise.