Mike Compton videos on YouTube

Mike Compton on YouTubeNoted bluegrass mandolinist Mike Compton has two new videos up on YouTube. Both are simple productions, and feature Mike playing through a fiddle tune.

The first has Mike playing a somewhat obscure Bill Monroe tune, Frog On A Lilly Pad. It is one that Monroe wrote later in life, and though it was played a bit in the 80s, never reached the popularity of some of his other great tunes, a good many of which are jam session standards.

The other video is Mike playing Jenny Lynn, an old time tune that became associated with Monroe as well, through it being mentioned in the lyrics for Uncle Pen, and for being included as the outro for the song when he recorded and performed it.

Mandolinists interested in Mike’s distinctive style, or anyone who likes good mandolin playing, will certainly enjoy giving these clips a look see.

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