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Concerts & Workshops

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry mine one of the more neglected segments of country music history: the period during the ?30s and ?40s when brother duet music was transitioning into, what is now known today as, bluegrass. Both masters of the bedrock instruments of old-time music, they collaborate with a vision that is both modern and ageless. As virtuosos of old-time mandolin, banjo & guitar, they dig deep into early country music and blues. With a seemingly limitless library of brother duets, audiences can expect to hear their favorite tunes along with traditional instrumentals, mother ballads and award-reaping originals. Their combined pedigree has enabled them to reach millions of people, including the more than 4 million regular listeners of A Prairie Home Companion, and also the of devoted fans of the Grammy Award-winning O Brother, Where Art Thou and Cold Mountain soundtracks.

Ukes for Schools is a non-profit program supporting teachers who wish to provide music education in their school as well as putting ukuleles in the hands of school aged children, at NO COST to the child, teacher or school. New and existing Ukes for Schools teachers are invited to listen, learn and discuss "How to Start an Ukulele Program in Your School". Teachers will be provided with all the information and materials needed to start their own ukulele class or after school program as well as some great "swag" items to take home!