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The Old Fashioned #115

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry

In the fall of 2022, we were proud to have the duo of Mike Compton and Joe Newberry perform at the first Old Fashioned String Band Throwdown kicking off AmericanaFest, because they represent the heart of the acoustic roots tradition we seek to celebrate. Compton is an icon of Monroe-style mandolin and a true blues man from Mississippi who won awards with the Nashville Bluegrass Band. Newberry is a banjo player, guitarist and singer with an unerring feel for good time entertainment. They’ve been playing together for quite a few years with only one live album to their name. So we were thrilled to get word of a new album coming this fall, and the first single is here: “Cherry River Line.” We’ve also got new songs from Thomas Cassell and the Red Camel Collective. And Amy sent in an audio postcard and curated a set of music inspired by a festival she’s playing in Rotterdam.

Skillet Licorice - Libby Bird Song Mazurka
Thomas Cassell - Hands
Joe Newberry and Mike Compton - Cherry River Line
Jim & Jesse - Golden Rocket
Bluegrass Express - I Wish You Knew
Carley Arrowood - Deeper In Love
Barry Abernathy - Midnight and Lonesome
Tom Adams and Michael Cleveland - North Carolina Breakdown
Po Ramblin' Boys - Wanderers Like Me
Riley Baugus - Tater Patch
Nat Meyers - Pray For Rain
Annie Bartholomew - White Chapel Woman
Slocan Ramblers - Long Chain Charlie and Moundsville
Dom Flemons - Guess I'm Doing Fine
Red Camel Collective - Sincerity
Delia Bell and Bill Grant - Cold Cold Lovin'
Christian Sedelmyer - Brain Scan

Craig Havighurst is WMOT's editorial director and host of <i>The String, a weekly interview show airing Mondays at 8 pm, repeating Sundays at 7 am. He also co-hosts The Old Fashioned on Saturdays at 9 am and Tuesdays at 8 pm. Threads and Instagram: @chavighurst. Email: craig@wmot.org</i>