David Long (mandolin player)
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David Long is a mandolin player from Nashville, Tennessee. He was born in the winter of 1975. Long has been described as a next generation musician with traditional sounds of bluegrass. Long's music career started in 1996. He plays Rural Country Blues, Old Time Bluegrass,and Early Black String Band. David’s style of playing was influenced by Bill Monroe, Frank Wakefield, and Mike Compton. David has played with the Wildwood Valley Boys for about two years, and with Karl Shiflett and his Big Show.
In 2003, David and Mike Compton, a well known mandolin player and Grammy winner, worked as a duet. They met at Mohican Bluegrass Festival in Central Ohio in 1999. Both had an interest in string band music. In 2006, David and Mike recorded an album together titled Stomp. The album was recorded in San Francisco with the help of David Grisman, another mandolin player.
- "Evening Prayer Blues"
- "Ashland Breakdown"
- "How You Want It Done"
- "Evening Prayers Blues"
- "January Nightmare"
- "Big Indian Blues" 
- 1. http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/index.php?item=114 An evening with Mike Compton & David Long
- 2. http://www.w36.com/inactive/blackcrowbooking/artists.html Black Crow Booking Mike Compton and David Long