They had me at “Mike Compton & Norman Blake.” This album brings together a pair of the most tasteful players in roots music during the past five decades. Thus every single mandolin and guitar note on Gallop to Georgia means something. Mississippians Narmour & Smith (Mississippi John Hurt served as the regular substitute for Smith) recorded more than 50 sides between 1928 and 1934. Mike and Norman brilliantly capture the diversity of their music drawing on fiddle traditions, blues, rags, and more. Outstanding and essential for many readers of this.
- Review by Art Menius