Mike Compton and David Long have teamed up on the new CD STOMP, which is out today. Compton of course is the mandolin player in the Nashville Bluegrass Band and is widely acclaimed for his contributions to the soundtrack, and accompanying tour, for Oh Brother Where Art Thou. David Long is a gifted young mandolinist and vocalist. The two teamed up in 2003 and began touring together. Eventually they found their way into David Grisman’s recording studio and the result is STOMP.
Considering Mike Compton’s love of Bill Monroe’s music, it’s no surprise that there are a number of Monroe compositions included on the disc. There are also several original tunes each from Compton and Long.
Whether newly composed by either Compton or Long or taken from traditional archives, STOMP is a moving musical odyssey through the deep south circa 30’s and 40’s delighting the listener with a variety of vocals and instrumentals in blues, ragtime, minstrel, gospel and old – time genres.
The CD is available from both artist’s websites
Here is the song list from the CD:
Evening Prayer Blues
Every Humble Knee Must Bow
Big Indian Blues
The Old Ark’s A Moving’
How You Want It Done?
Standing On Jesus