Compton & Newberry UK tour dates

Two of the very best in American roots music, Compton & Newberry visit the UK in early 2017

Renowned roots musicians Compton & Newberry are acclaimed as two of the finest artists on the bluegrass and Americana scene. Celebrated mandolinist Mike Compton took up the instrument as a teenager and was heavily influenced by “father of bluegrass” Bill Monroe. Mike’s musical CV is long and impressive; he performed with the legendary John Hartford for many years and was one of the original Soggy Bottom Boys, working with producer T Bone Burnett on the Grammy-winning soundtrack to the smash hit film O Brother, Where Art Thou? Mike has been an in-demand sideman and band member for decades, performing with everyone from Elvis Costello to the late Ralph Stanley. Talented banjo player Joe Newberry is also a prizewinning guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a guest star on the UK’s popular Transatlantic Sessions live tour in 2016, and his award-winning songs have been recorded by artists including The Gibson Brothers and Ricky Skaggs. A frequent guest on the cult radio/internet show A Prairie Home Companion, Joe is a hugely charismatic entertainer who charms audiences wherever he goes.

Updated gig list, UK tour:

Sat, 21/01/2017 Celtic Connections festival Glasgow
Sun, 22/01/2017 Dundee Acoustic Music Club Dundee
Tue, 24/01/2017 Craigdarroch Arms Hotel Moniaive
Wed, 25/01/2017 Fellside Centre Kendal
Fri, 27/01/2017 Seven Arts Leeds
Sat, 28/01/2017 Steel City Opry at the Heeley Institute Sheffield
Sun, 29/01/2017 The Cross Keys Selattyn
Tue, 31/01/2017 Conservative Club Frodsham
Wed, 01/02/2017 Grateful Fred’s at The Atkinson Southport
Thu, 02/02/2017 The Three Horseshoes Towersey
Fri, 03/02/2017 Southbank Centre London
Sat, 04/02/2017 St George’s Church New Mills
Sun, 05/02/2017 Victoria Hotel Menai Bridge