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    I was listening to the Lynchburg Chicken Run on earphones while at work and someone tapped me on the shoulder saying "Nice moves", referring to my clogging. This song has some crazy awesome musicians playing on it! From the opening notes, the chops, the slides, Danny Roberts on his Sorensen VX raises the bar for incredibly crystal clear tone and balance. I think it's called the Sorensen "set-up", but I have to say that it's the entire package of a well-built mandolin and expert set-up.

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    Wow! I just realized that Sorensen mandolin pickers have been having a run of holding the #1 slot on the Bluegrass Today "Grassicana" Airplay chart for songs that are spanning Bluegrass and Americana stations. This is amazing ! ! !

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    Danny Roberts picking his VX on Ray Cardwell's "Time to Drive"
    Don Rigsby picking his FX on Flashback's "Moonshine"
    Clint White picking on Nu-Blu's AX on "640 Battlefield Drive"

    Here are some of the videos --





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    Danny Roberts, picking at home on a quiet Thursday morning --



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    I thought it would be fun to make a Spotify playlist of recent tunes with Sorensen mandolins --

    SO HERE IT IS!

    Steve

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    It's pretty cool in that you can hear all these songs all on one playlist, even on your phone!

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    I added a bunch more songs to the Spotify playlist -- HERE

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    The second one is coming up as invalid URL.
    " Practice every time you get a chance." - Bill Monroe

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    I added a bunch more songs to the Sorensen SPOTIFY PLAYLIST.

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    PS - I started this playlist with "The View" from The Roys for two reasons:
    First, it is a stunningly beautiful song,
    Second, it is the first song that Lee recorded that featured Sorensen Big Hammer Mando-cello, Sprite Two-Point mandola, and F8 mandolin.

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    Here are Tray Wellington and Liam Purcell from Cane Mill Road doing a showcase piece for Tray's nomination as IBMA Emerging Artist - Banjo nomination --



    Some really nice picking from both guys, although I always feel like banjo players are best when they back off a bit between breaks . . .

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    In honor of Bill Monroe's birthday, Danny and Jaelee Roberts picking "Tombstone Junction" --



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    That thing just sounds better and better!

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    Wow! That is such a WONDERFUL tone!
    Thank you for posting!
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    Eli Wildman (The Wildmans) spending some quality time with his new Sorensen SX "Stratus" mandolin --



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    I think this is about as close as we can get to a Tone sample from a new VX from the point of view of a player's mic --



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    PS - Darren uses GHS Silk and Steel Mediums with a custom 11.5 ee course.
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    Been a few weeks since I've added anything for our listening pleasure, so here we go --







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    Here's one more from Silas Powell --

    https://www.facebook.com/ThePowellFa...1847427381182/

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    Thanks for these clips Steve. Absolutely everything about your mandolins push my mando lust buttons.
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    Hey, just found this --

    https://www.pbs.org/video/flatt-lone...ore-me-y5mhz3/

    Flatt Lonesome is on Bluegrass Underground this week on your local PBS station.

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    Here's a great new video from Cane Mill Road's new CD Gap to Gap with Liam Purcell drawing some fine tone from his Sorensen Sprite Two-Point.



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    Silas Powell's VX is really starting to settle-in and mature-up. Wow.

    https://www.facebook.com/ThePowellFa...0952749287566/

    Jeff Powell singing, Josh Powell on bass. "The Yellow Rose" from the Powell Family's new album Hard Times.

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    Here's Silas again. This time picking some red-hot bluegrass on the Sorensen Stealth prototype . . . which happens to be made from 100% bamboo cutting board material (100% = Top, Back, Sides, Neck), and has a spray can flat black lacquer finish just to really test the stereotypical mandolin component assumptions.



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    Here's a YouTube version of "Yellow Rose" from The Powell Family. I think this gives a real good idea of the tone Silas is pulling from this new VX . . . which rings clear and strong even on a cell phone camera recording --



    And here is a original instrumental by Silas called "Coon Chase" that really shows how his VX stands up to that hard-driving Monroe style that he has learned from Mike Compton --



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    Here's a good recent mando tune, Testostertone, from Liam Purcell (on his Sorensen Sprite Two-Point) and Cane Mill Road --



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    Danny Roberts, pre-SPBGMA 2017 --



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