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Growling Old Men Join Compton & Newberry

For a Dual Duo Series of Shows in Montana

Four legendary acoustic musicians will take the stage in three different locales at the end of June.

Growling Old Men is a duo featuring Ben Winship and John Lowell performing acoustic Americana, with a sense of humor, tight vocals and excellent musicianship. The pair have been delighting audiences throughout the Mountain West and all over the world for three decades. They’ve performed at Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Wintergrass, and locations across the US, Germany, the UK and England. John Lowell was recently awarded the International Western Music Association’s Song of the Year honor and is a finalist in this year’s Montana Governor’s Arts Award.

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry have been touring together for years, finding stages for their unique blend of old time, gospel and bluegrass. Mike Compton is best known for his years with the Nashville Bluegrass Band and John Hartford, and for his Grammy winning turn on the “O, Brother, Where Art Thou” soundtrack. Joe Newberry is an IBMA winner for Song of the Year and was a featured performer on Prairie Home Companion for many years.

Either one of these duos would delight—but the four will join for only three shows together. Each duo will perform a set and then the final set will find them joining forces on stage.

Thursday, June 27th will find them at the Myrna Loy Theater in Helena, Montana. Tickets available at On Friday, June 28th, they will perform at the Attic in Livingston, Montana. For tickets, contact On Saturday, June 29th, they will perform at a house concert near Cameron, Montana. For tickets, contact

All three shows still have seats available.


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