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Banjo Jamboree 2018 / Čáslav - Czech Republic / June the 15th to 16th


Banjo Jamboree 2018 se koná 15.-16.6. v Čáslavi

Hi all,

the 46th edition of the festival is over.

Thanks all the audience that was brave enough to face the bloody good weather:-), the bands, volunteers, the sound crew and sponsors.

I am very sorry I forgot to say hello in English to all of you from the stage, but you know you are all always welcome and we appreciate foreigners are there with us.

Before we release the recordings of workshops and stage performaces, have fun wathing the Banjomachine - I counted 30 banjoplayers.

All videos will be available at YouTube as soon as we prepare them (workshops, stage performances, Mike Compton Interview).

Your comments will be appreciated, as well as photos and videos (or links to); please tell us at brandejs.banjo@gmail.com

See you all next year!

Petr Brandejs President of the CzBMA
brandejs.banjo@gmail.com





Friday June 15th 2018

Flastr

18:05

Flashback

18:45

BG Cwrkot

19:30

Jumper Cables

20:15

Poutníci

21:00

HeartBeats (Slovakia)

21:50

GM Band

22:35

Professional Deformation

23:20



mikecompton.net

Satursday June 16th 2018

COP (40th anniversary of the band)

10:05

break

11:35

  1. Compton (talk show)

12:00

Nudličky

12:45

Detto

13:30

Funny Grass

14:15

Milkeaters

15:00

Benefit

15:45

Blue Gate

16:30

Black Jack

17:15

break and common photography of banjoplayers

18:00

Vacuum Ball

18:25

New Aliquot

19:10

Mike Compton (USA)

19:55

Handl

21:10

Lusatian Grass

21:55

Sem-Tam

22:40

Sunny Side

23:25




Mike Compton – A Modern American Mandolin Master
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. Mandolin students from around the world make the pilgrimage to his annual Monroe Mandolin Camp in Nashville, TN, where Compton and a select handful of other experts teach everything form the basics of bluegrass mandolin to the most intimate details of Monroe’s endlessly inspiring mandolin style.

Mike Compton’s decades of touring and recording with musical luminaries ranging from rockstars Sting, Gregg Allman and Elvis Costello, to straight-from-the-still acoustic legends like John Hartford, Doc Watson, Peter Rowan, Ralph Stanley, and David Grisman, have established Compton as a true master of the modern American mandolin and a premier interpreter of roots and Americana musical styles.

Compton’s mastery of mandolin is at once effortless and exceptional. A compelling entertainer either alone or with a group, his skills as a singer, arranger, instrumentalist, composer and accompanist also make him in-demand as a band member and ensemble player at festivals, clubs and concert halls, recording sessions, music workshops and as a private instructor. With more than 140 CDS in his discography, including work with Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Patty Loveless, Compton has helped keep mandolin a cool, relevant sound as the modern musical styles ebb and evolve to reach an everbroadening audience.

A native of Mississippi, Compton picked up the mandolin in his teens and absorbed the area’s native blues, old-time country and bluegrass sounds. He soon gravitated to Nashville, where he helped found one of the 20th Century’s most admired and influential bluegrass groups, the iconic Nashville Bluegrass Band. He’s also been a part of the John Hartford Stringband, Helen Highwater Stringband, 1942, Compton & Newberry, and other seminal groups.

When A-list Americana producer T-Bone Burnett needed experts in authentic rural musical styles to anchor the landmark O Brother, Where Art Thou? Movie project and subsequent tour, he called upon Compton’s unique knowledge and signature mandolin style to authenticate the Soggy Bottom boys’ rootsy sound. That Grammy Award Album of the Year- winning album went on to sell seven million copies and sparked a global revival in old-time and bluegrass musical styles.

Connoisseur of hand-painted vintage silk ties, popularizer of the denim overall urban fashion statement, lover of iconic men’s hats and curator of oddball official days (ask him about National Lost Sock Memorial Day or National Root Canal Appreciation Day), Mike Compton thrives at the intersection of traditional funk and modern authenticity.

Equally skilled in bluegrass, old-time string band music, country blues, rootsy Americana styles, and much more, Compton soars beyond easy categorization as an acoustic mandolin player and singer. Gifted at tastefully incorporating rural, roots-based lead and rhythm mandolin styles into modern Americana music, Compton’s unique musical skillset allows him to entertain audiences ranging from rockers and urban hipsters to die-hard country, folk and bluegrass fans.

Visit www.mikecompton.net for more information.


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