Gibson and Epiphone just got back from Bonnaroo 2004,
held June 11-13 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Everyone who was
stuck in traffic on I-24 between Nashville and Chattanooga will understand.)
The three-day music fest in the country drew a crowd estimated to be as much
as double the 90,000 official tickets sold.
Each and every attendee, or so it seemed, stopped by the
Gibson/Epi booth in the Sonic Village to try out a guitar, snag some literature
or get a playing tip from Gibson clinician Kevin Philbin. There were also
plenty of Gibsons and Epis on the stages in the hands of some of the
world’s greatest guitarists.
Here’s an exclusive photo gallery...
Gov’t Mule, with Warren
Haynes on the
Les Paul and Matt Abts on the
The highest guy at
The Gibson/Epi Interactive
Gateway to the Sonic
del SoL on the XM Satellite Stage, note guitarist at
Christopher Guice plays a
El Capitan left-handed.
(Don’t try this at home.)
David Hidalgo of Los Lobos with
Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos with
Brendan McGinn of
Project with an
John Lee Hooker Sheraton II
USA clinician Kevin Philbin, backstage with an arsenal of Gibsons for
Luther (left) and Cody Dickinson
of the North Mississippi
Allstars, with Epi acoustics
Same guys, same guitars, same
The Allstars beat the traffic
Which Stage is this, man?
(Who’s on first?)
My Morning Jacket on What Stage (different from Which
It’s outdoors, but MMJ still
packs ‘em in
MMJ’s Carl Broemel with
Goldtop Les Paul
MMJ’s Jim James (if you
can say it three times fast, you weren’t at Bonnaroo) with an