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    Mutual Admiration Society

    Hey everyone, check it out:

    Favored Nations' inaugural release with Mascot will be the debut by Sterling Ball's new band, Mutual Admiration Society, which sees Ball teaming with drummer John Ferraro and keyboardist Jim Cox. Produced by the band, the record was mixed by Rich Mouser and engineered by Bill "The Sonic Doctor" Evans (Flying Colors, Galactic Cowboys, Neal Morse), whose ground-breaking mix technology, Harmonic Phrase Analysis, allows mixes to be created with unequalled transparency and detail. Special guests on the album include Steve Morse, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Albert Lee, John Petrucci, and session legend Jay Graydon.

    Sterling Ball , "When John Ferraro, Jim Cox and I set out the make this record, it was a passion project to celebrate our love for music and guitar. It's since grown to an incredible project featuring some of the greatest guitarists in the world, and more importantly life-long friends."

    Steve Vai teams up with Mascot for Favored Nations Records


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    Awesome!
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    Nice.
    Congrats Sterling.

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    Congrats Sterling! Looking forward to hearing it.

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    Nice! Let's hear it!
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    I can’t wait to check it out.

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    Gooooooood deal!

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    I am thrilled for this
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    Hey Jack Williams has heard it.

    I did my first a few years ago and did it very quickly and maybe was even a little cautious that I had no business making a cd. THis one was very organic. John Ferraro and I went into the studio to make a record just the two of us. I sort of chop around on a lot of different instruments Uke Mando Acoustic and electric guitars stand up bass 4 string bass 6 string baritone and 6 string bass.

    We were doing fine and then we brought Jim Cox in to join us. The tracks were really fun and I think pretty good. This time around I challenged myself to be the beast I cold be and not cut corners. Steve Morse heard one of the tracks that didnt have guitar yet and asked if he could add the guitars. The rest is history....I did not ask one guest. Most found out about the project from each other and not me.

    I hope you kids like it....it comes out on jan 19

    Steve Vai had a very large catalog and lots of submissions...I am honored that he thought enough of the project to make it his first release through Mascot.
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    Congrats BP! Very cool!
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    Here's a video on the project:

    Sterling Ball, John Ferraro and Jim Cox present The Mutual Admiration Society - YouTube

    And you can listen to a sample (or stream the whole song if you are a Spotify user) of Sugar Shack, which is the track that Steve Vai played on:

    Sugar Shack (feat. Steve Vai) by Sterling Ball on Spotify



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    Sugar Shack?
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    The last 4 CDs I bought were SMBs and Flying colors. This I need 2 copies of. and the BluRay.
    This is grammy material here.
    93 Silhouette 96 Silhouette Recovered!2007.8.3 99 Silhouette Bass Guitar 00 Steve Morse 02 Sterling 02 Petrucci 02 Silhouette 04 Bongo 04 S.U.B. 05 Steve Morse Y2D 06 Silhouette 06 Petrucci 06 20th Anniversary Silhouette 06 20th Anniversary Silhouette 07 7 String 10 Honey Burst Silhouette 11Black Sugar Silhouette 12 Ash Floyd Silhouette

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    I don’t know if you are kidding norm but we really all gave this our all
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