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Mike Compton and Scott Nygaard: “Cream and Sugar Blues”

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Peghead Nation mandolin and guitar instructors play classic blues mandolin tune.

by Dan Gabel
June 28, 2016

Besides his mastery of Bill Monroe’s mandolin style, Mike Compton, Peghead Nation’s Monroe-Style Mandolin teacher, is also known for his blues playing, influenced by many of the black string bands of the 1920s and ’30s. “Cream and Sugar Blues” comes for The Two Poor Boys, the Tennessee-based guitar-and-mandolin duo of Joe Evans and Arthur McLain, who recorded between 1927 and 1931. While Mike was in the studio recording instructional videos for his Monroe-Style Mandolin course, he took some time out to perform this song with Peghead Nation co-founder and Flatpicking Guitar instructor Scott Nygaard.

Learn to play blues mandolin and more from Mike in his Monroe-Style Mandolin course, or guitar with Scott in his Flatpicking Guitar, Roots and Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar, and Weekly Guitar Workout courses. Enroll in Peghead Nation today!

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