OAK TREE CONCERTS PROUDLY PRESENTS
What do you get when you combine 10 IBMA awards, 5 Grammys, guitar player of the decade recognition and 4 of the finest pickers in Nashville? The Helen Highwater Stringband
Helen Highwater combines the talents of David Grier, Missy Raines, Mike Compton, and Shad Cobb. We would be honored to host any one of these artist on a solo basis and are thrilled to be able to bring them to Oak Tree Concerts together as The Helen Highwater Stringband.
David Grier was named Artist of the Decade in 2000 by Guitar Player magazine, has received the IBMA Guitar Player of the Year award 3 times, and have played on 4 Grammy award-winning albums. David is one of the best flat-pickers you will find on this planet.
Missy Raines is a 7-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year. She has won this award more than anyone and is nominated for the award again in 2015. Missy is a former member of the Grammy-nominated Claire Lynch Band and the Eddie and Martha Adcock Band. She played as a duo with Jim Hurst and now fronts her own band, The New Hip.
Mike Compton is making his return to Oak Tree Concerts, where he played as a solo artist in 2013. Mike is known as THE Monroe-style mandolin player and his resume includes work with John Hartford and The Nashville Bluegrass Band. Mike received a Grammy for his work on the soundtrack of O'Brother Where Art Thou.
Shad Cobb is a powerful and nuanced fiddler who draws from deep traditions and has played for the Osborne Brothers, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Marty Raybon, and the John Cowan Band to name a few.