Mandolin Masters Honor Bill Monroe

In honor of the late Bill Monroe, mandolin masters Frank Wakefield, Mike Compton and Roland White will perform at the Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp’s faculty concert taking place Sept. 8 in Owensboro, Ky., at the Owensboro Symphony Academy. In addition to mandolinists Skip Gorman and David Long, the program will also feature Tom Ewing, who played guitar in Monroe’s band, the Blue Grass Boys, during the last eight years of Monroe’s life. Wakefield gained his reputation as a member of the Greenbriar Boys and Compton for his work with the Nashville Bluegrass Band. White was a member of the legendary bluegrass band, the Kentucky Colonels. Last year’s camp attracted participants from 25 states and four foreign nations who gathered to learn more about Monroe’s mandolin style and songwriting. The camp, scheduled for Sept. 7-9, is presented by the International Bluegrass Music Museum.