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    Both Ronnie and Chris are really something here. I really love the strummed end to Thile's solo.

    Funny enough, someone who doesn't listen to the show led this song at Monday night's jam here.

    I started learning it yesterday, seems like a lot to learn but fun to play once I get enough months in to play it smooth and fast [aka 1/2 this speed]
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    I love playing this tune, its a burner for sure and after the straight break one can go all over with it in strange ways-Chris sure did but it was sweet!

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    Well .......... that was awesome. Wow!
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    Smokin' !

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    That is absolutely INSANE. Makes me want to quit this crazy little eight stringed thing.

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    Who is the guitar player with the long hair that did the break? Thile's son?
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    Who is the guitar player with the long hair that did the break? Thile's son?
    Heaven McCoury. I would imagine he is either Rob or Ronnie's son.
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    Ronnie's son.

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    Man! That was great!

    (His looks and mannerisms remind me of the guy in Elementary )
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    Ya'll can worship at the alter of Thile if you want but in my opinion Ronnie was more musical and overall a "better" player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandoplumb View Post
    Ya'll can worship at the alter of Thile if you want but in my opinion Ronnie was more musical and overall a "better" player.
    I think it's worth factoring in that Ronnie wrote that song when comparing solos.

    Your point is good. Ronnie's performed that for years and all that time and practice shows, he's consistently great on every version of this tune I've heard him do.
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    I like the harmony between Ronnie and Chris at the end...cool!
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    Here's another one from that night... Del and the boys ..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX7nFz4pjUQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandoplumb View Post
    Ya'll can worship at the alter of Thile if you want but in my opinion Ronnie was more musical and overall a "better" player.
    In my opinion, it's not about judging who's the top dog, but rather about a great high-energy musical performance by a group of master musicians. Bonus is that there are two mandolins. I would have like to be in that audience. What a moment.

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    Del McCoy was great Friday night at Old Settlers Music Fest last month...night closed out by Shiny Ribs. Doesn't get much better.
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    Ronnie is awesome, and was insanely good on that track, in a more traditional sense, which is fun to contrast with what he does with the Travelin’ McCourys. I get why some more traditionally grounded pickers may not dig what Chris does there, but, dang, Ronnie himself asks him in the middle of the song, “How do you do that?” That’s respect, folks (and they probably sat down for about 5 minutes afterwards, at the end of which Ronnie nailed what Chris played). So, so good is everyone on that stage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandoplumb View Post
    Ya'll can worship at the alter of Thile if you want but in my opinion Ronnie was more musical and overall a "better" player.
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    I think it's worth factoring in that Ronnie wrote that song when comparing solos.

    Your point is good. Ronnie's performed that for years and all that time and practice shows, he's consistently great on every version of this tune I've heard him do.
    Good points. Regardless of who is "better", they were all obviously having a great time.

    Looked like Dell and the boys had a blast and certainly recognize Thile's immense talent. And I'm sure C.T. was thrilled to host some great musicians who could hopefully add a some interest and class to the show.
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    My first bluegrass CD purchase was Del and the Boys in the early 2000s, and after watching Thile play in the How to Grow a Woman tour I was inspired to learn to play the mandolin. Two giants in music playing together there, and quite well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAK View Post
    Who is the guitar player with the long hair that did the break? Thile's son?
    Ronnie McCoury's son, Heaven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onassis View Post
    Heaven McCoury. I would imagine he is either Rob or Ronnie's son.
    Ronnie's son, Heaven. Saw him play with Del and Dog a couple of years or more ago at the Ryman in Nashville. Late June of 2016 to be exact. He was playing in a group called "Broomestix" for some time. Might still be. Plays electric guitar with them. A funk group. He plays electric guitar on one cut on Del's new CD.
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    Well, that was just fantastic. Especially interplay between Ronnie and Chris… and the reactions from Del.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus View Post
    I think it's worth factoring in that Ronnie wrote that song when comparing solos.

    Your point is good. Ronnie's performed that for years and all that time and practice shows, he's consistently great on every version of this tune I've heard him do.
    I don't think music is about comparison or competition. There's absolutely no point in comparing the contributions of the two mandolinists here, since their solo roles are different. Ronnie McC states the theme, hence it's up to Thile to take off from it. There are other videos where Ronnie McC assumes both roles.

    Frankly, I lost Thile after the miraculous O'Connor 30 Year Retrospective over 15 years ago; I simply wasn't crazy about his new direction. But there is aboslutely no denying his genius for, e.g., developing and contrasting motifs at even ridiculous tempos, or his rhythmic freedom and inventiveness, which I once described as "defying gravity".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CES View Post
    Ronnie is awesome, and was insanely good on that track, in a more traditional sense, which is fun to contrast with what he does with the Travelin’ McCourys. I get why some more traditionally grounded pickers may not dig what Chris does there, but, dang, Ronnie himself asks him in the middle of the song, “How do you do that?” That’s respect, folks (and they probably sat down for about 5 minutes afterwards, at the end of which Ronnie nailed what Chris played). So, so good is everyone on that stage!

    Oh, yes, probably. If we are to engage in guessing games, I strongly doubt that he could reproduce his solo afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph johansson View Post
    the miraculous O'Connor 30 Year Retrospective over 15 years ago
    Goodness, has it been that long? Yes, that recording is superlative, as is Live At The Prism, CT and David Grier (which I believe is even older).

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