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One Autumn Day In Scio, Oregon | by Ian Sane
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One Autumn Day In Scio, Oregon

An unlikely opportunity was gifted me while photographing this bridge. The afternoon was quiet with no one else around. The kind of day I prefer when I need mental rest. A man arrived and began posting signs in the area. I assumed he was a real estate agent as I've seen them before so I didn't pay any attention to the information he displayed.


He then asked where I was from and when I told him he informed me that he was promoting a small intimate Bluegrass concert at a community church about a mile away. I don't know much about Bluegrass music but, when he told me who one of the artists were, I was taken back. Mike Compton was one of the artists. If you've ever seen the movie: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", or at least heard the soundtrack, Mike Compton is the Mandolin player you hear in most of the songs. The soundtrack won the Grammy for Album Of The Year in 2002.


To make a long story short, I called my wife and asked if she would be interested. She was! Later that night we were privileged to be in an audience of about 30 who sat on hard metal folding chairs in an old dingy church gymnasium located out in the middle of nowhere while being entertained for over two hours by one of the masters of Bluegrass. I couldn't believe it was happening.


Here He Is:



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Taken on October 12, 2019