Live and Local

Mandolinist Mike Compton Jams at the Urbana Hootenanny


On Tuesday, I had a chance to talk briefly with mandolinist Mike Compton. Born in Mississippi, he became a staple of Nashville’s music scene, where he’s a long-time member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band and recorded a half-dozen albums with the Hartford String Band. Lately, in addition to his ensemble gigs, he’s toured a lot solo. He’ll do double duty when he joins the Urbana Hootenanny Monday night and plays for us live on the Monday edition of “Live and Local.”