Mike Compton's mandolin camp teaches the Bill Monroe style of mandolin playing and will be held this year at the Bethany Hills Camp and Conference Center in Kingston Springs, Tennessee. Guest instructors include David Davis, Skip Gorman, and Tony Williamson. Noted mandolin builders Paul Duff and Will Kimble will also be featured in a special presentation of their own methods for mandolin construction and how to achieve the best sound. This is the second camp that Mike Compton has conducted and it is sure to fill up, so register soon at monroemandolincamp.com
The Mandolin Player Calendar
A concert featuring Portland, Oregon's finest mandolin players: Brian Oberlin, Tim Connell, Zak Borden, and Gagandeep Singh at the The Old Church in Downtown Portland (1422 SW 11th Avenue). $20 at the door, $15 advance (Brown Paper Tickets).
Bluegrass festival in Bellevue, Washington State. Featuring Billy Strings & Don Julin, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, The SteelDrivers, The Del McCoury Band, and True North.