Mike Compton, Director

Mike Compton, Director

Befriended and mentored by Bill Monroe, the acknowledged Father of Bluegrass Music, Mike Compton is one of today's foremost interpreters of Monroe's genre-creating mandolin style. Compton's mastery of mandolin is at once effortless and exceptional. A compelling entertainer either alone or with a...

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David Davis

David Davis

My dad’s older brother was Cleo Davis, bluegrass music’s original Blue Grass Boy. My dad, Leddell Davis, was a very good musician and singer. I grew up singing with my dad — mostly the songs of the Monroe Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys, Cowboy Copas, Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff. The first records I...

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Alan Bibey

Alan Bibey

Since first hitting the scene in the early 1980’s, Alan has made a name for himself as one of the most technically gifted mandolinist in bluegrass and acoustic music. He was an original member of such ground-breaking bands as The New Quicksilver, IIIrd Time Out, BlueRidge and, for the last 12...

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Lauren Price

Lauren Price

Music has long been present in the life of Lauren Price Napier. Growing up, she learned to sing duet-style harmony with her twin sister, Leanna, by listening to their parents sing together. Although Lauren and Leanna were gifted instruments as children, it wasn’t until they attended a few...

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John Keith

John Keith

John Keith was born in Parkersburg, WV and raised just up and across the Ohio River in Newport, OH. He and his wife, Tina, now live near Cambridge, OH. where John is a full-time minister for the Church of Christ. He began playing guitar when he was nine, and ached for an electric guitar so he...

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Silas Powell

Silas Powell

Apprentice Instructor:  16 year old Silas is a 5th generation picker from the small town of Salem, WV. He is quite talented on a variety of instruments, but the mandolin is his passion.  Silas has become well known for his unique style of Monroe Mandolin pickin' but he can also play fiddle,...

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Jeremy Stephens

Jeremy Stephens

Jeremy Stephens was born and raised in southside Virginia, near Danville. He fell in love with old time and bluegrass music at an extremely early age. By age 5, he was playing banjo, and it has been his love ever since. Jeremy recorded his first solo album, Scarlet Banjo, at age 16 for Rebel...

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Corrina Rose Logston

Corrina Rose Logston

Corrina Rose Logston is a fiddler, singer, and multi-instrumentalist specializing in the bluegrass tradition. She has performed with a who’s who in the bluegrass and traditional music realm, including Jesse McReynolds, Jim Lauderdale, Alison Krauss, Peter Rowan, Charlie Louvin, Del McCoury, Melvin...

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Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery takes you back to pre-WWII style country music with his renditions of knockdown banjo and singing from the likes of Uncle Dave Macon and Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones, as well as guitar. Robert was born October 20, 1983, grew up in Moulton, Alabama, and was introduced to old...

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Mike Bub

Mike Bub

Bassist Mike Bub has been a part of the bluegrass community for years. He is best known for his upright bass and baritone vocal talents, and as a member of the Del McCoury Band. Mike has won the award for Bass Player of the Year himself 5 times! While with Del McCoury, the band recorded the...

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Paul Duff

Paul Duff

After building his first mandolin in 1982, Paul became fascinated with the array and diversity of skills, many from a bygone era, required to successfully build a mandolin. In the almost three decades since, he has been focused on refining, developing and applying these skills to his one true...

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Will Kimble

Will Kimble

Kimble mandolins are custom made tools for acoustic musicians. Each mandolin is carefully crafted by hand based on input regarding tone, feeling, aesthetics. There are no standard models or trim levels. Excellent workmanship is key to great sounding mandolins.  Will started building mandolins in...

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Raymond Huffmaster

Raymond Huffmaster

A guitar rhythm hoss who played with the Osborne Brothers, Raymond Huffmaster also was friends with Monroe, Baker and the Blue Grass Boys. A man with a heart the size of the sun, Raymond will sit and pick a tune with you, tell you stories lived at Bean Blossom with Monroe, Baker and the Boys, and...

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Mississippi Chris Sharp

Mississippi Chris Sharp

Singer/Songwriter and Silver Wolf Records recording artist, Mississippi Chris Sharp was born under the influence and musical heritage of Jimmie Rodgers in Meridian, Mississippi—their shared home town. He was an original cast member and technical/post-production producer on the the long-runnng...

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Norman & Nancy Blake

Norman & Nancy Blake

Norman and Nancy Blake will be our featured guests Saturday, for a one-of-a-kind afternoon Special Presentation. Blake was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and grew up in Sulphur Springs, Alabama. He listened to old-time and country music on the radio by the Carter Family, the Skillet Lickers, Roy...

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