MountainGrass Festival 2016 Line-Up

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Jamming at MountainGrass 2015

MountainGrass Festival 2016 Line-Up and Workshops

MountainGrass 2016 will be held at Harrietville (regional Victoria) on 18 to 20 November 2016.  Last year’s event was my first and it was a joyous three days, beautiful setting, great music (formal and informal), easy to get around and the friendliest atmosphere you could imagine.  You can read my report on last year’s event.

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley – MountainGrass 2016

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MountainGrass Festival organisers have revealed a coup with the announcement that Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley will headline the 2016 event – 18 to 20 November. (Mandolinist Mike Compton has already been announced) Continue reading

Mountaingrass Festival 2016 – Mike Compton

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The organisers of the Mountaingrass Festival have announced the first artist for its 2016 event.  It is acclaimed bluegrass mandolinist Mike Compton.

Compton is a Grammy and IBMA award-winning player and will be a very welcome headline act for Mountaingrass 2016.  Compton helped form the renowned Nashville Bluegrass Band, played with the legendary John Hartford, recording a half-dozen albums with the Hartford String Band and performed as one of The Soggy Bottom Boys on the soundtrack album O Brother Where Art Thou?  He is also an in-demand session player, a recent example being an appearance on the recent Rhiannon Giddens album Tomorrow Is My Turn.

Mountaingrass 2016 will be held at Harrietville (regional Victoria) on 18 to 20 November.  You can read my report on last year’s event.

Read about applying to perform.

 

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