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    Thank you, Skip! I think Danny Roberts' kick-off on the new "Heartbreak Hall of Fame" is a great example of the tone that he is talking about in the BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED article --



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    I've got to admit, seeing one of the very first pictures that I took of Danny Roberts' VX on this month's cover of the BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED Instruments Issue was a "Peak cool" experience!

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    That article was a fun read. And those mandolins truly sound as good as they look. I'd love to see one of those VX up close!

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    Here's "Up Close" with Zack Arnold --



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    Here's a nice gospel medley from Silas Powell recorded by his Mom during an outdoor photo shoot --



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    So dang proud that Silas Powell decided to save-up his hard-earned gig earnings over the course of more than a year to become a Sorensen VX mandolin player and Endorsing Artist! To put it mildly, he is an extraordinarily focused, dedicated, and persistent excellent young picker!

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    PS -- The Powell Family Band's "Hard Times" CD is a great showcase for his taste and skill (and the excellent support and mentoring from his Father, Grandfather, Mom, and Mike Compton too).

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    A new custom VX with 3D tortoise binding --

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    A really good rendition of "Evening Prayer Blues" by Silas Powell at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival last week --



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    Silas Powell dipping his toes into the deep deep pool of rhythm possibilities created by Sam Bush --



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    Here's a great video from The Ozark Music Shoppe featuring Claybank.

    This is a really good video to hear Zack Arnold's Sorensen VX in a clean setting.
    Introductions wrap-up at about 2:30 --



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    Here's a bit of video from The Grascals from yesterday. Nice mando break by Danny at about 1:50 --



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    A great new song from ClayBank with Zack Arnold on his Sorensen VX --

    https://soundcloud.com/mountainfever...aybank-dreamer

    I'm always impressed by Zack's rhythmic chops and his tone on melody.

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    Always thrilling to see Danny Roberts picking that VX with The Grascals up on the Big Stage!

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    Here are The Grascals playing "Wheel Hoss" at Summergrass 2019 with Danny Roberts on his VX --



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    Well that's thoroughly awesome, but it sounds like Big Mon?
    Mandolin: Kentucky KM150
    Other instruments: way too many, and yet, not nearly enough.

    "Imagine life without mandolin. Now slap yourself! Never do it again!" -Gunnar Salyer

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    Killiní it!!!
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    DOH! Yep, "Big Mon".

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    A tremendous shot of Danny Roberts and his VX from Summergrass --

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    Many thanks to David Cupp for his fine photography!

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    Got to play a couple of the VX models at Summergrass. They are serious mandolins! Unique design, groundbreaking innovations, beautiful fit and finish.....and killer tone. Definitely worth your consideration! And no, I don’t own one......yet....

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    Joey Lazio on his new Sorensen VX --



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