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Mike Compton Takes Over Peghead Nation’s Facebook on Friday, May 8

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Join Peghead Nation’s Monroe-Style Mandolin instructor live on Facebook at 4 PM Central Time, 2 PM Pacific Time, for a Q&A session and a few tunes.

by Dan Gabel
March 25, 2020

2020.5.8 MikeComptonFBLive.pngPeghead Nation’s Monroe-Style Mandolin instructor Mike Compton will be taking over our Facebook feed on Friday, May 8 from 4 PM to 5:30 PM Central Time for a live workshop. Mike will answer questions from students in his popular course and other mandolinists, talk about playing mandolin, and play a tune or two. 

If you have something you'd like to ask Mike to address during this Facebook Live event, just email your questions to him with the subject line Questions for Mike's Facebook Live Event at workshops(at) He may not get to all the questions during the event, but will definitely consider everything that gets submitted.

Please join us on Friday, May 8 for a fun discussion, and be sure to follow Peghead Nation on Facebook for event updates. 

We also have a virtual tip jar for Mike, and you can contribute to that at any time! 


Mike Compton is a Grammy and IBMA award-winning artist and is a passionate teacher and advocate for the mandolin. Mandolin Magazine calls him "a certified mandolin icon." Born in Meridian, Mississippi, Compton grew up hearing old-time country music and took up the mandolin as a teenager, drawn to the powerful mix of old-time fiddle styles, blues influences, and pure creativity embodied in Bill Monroe’s playing. By the mid-1980’s, he was a founding member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, which quickly became one of the most prominent and admired in bluegrass. He is an in-demand instructor and runs the popular Monroe Mandolin Camp in addition to teaching at high-profile workshops around the country.

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