Nick Collione and his Epiphone Broadway
Nick Colionne with his Epiphone Broadway.

What do Sam Ash stores in Burbank, Lombard and Buffalo Grove, Illinois all have in common? Many things no doubt, but specifically, they each hosted Epiphone Nick Colionne clinics last week. Nick performed for each audience, shared a few playing tips and even brought some of the attendees on stage to play along. Of course, Epiphone was on hand with lots of Epi swag and one lucky attendee from each location went home with a brand new Epiphone guitar.

Nick Collione demonstrates his award winning technique on his Epiphone Broadway
Nick Colionne demonstrates his award winning technique.

Cara Hogan (Epiphone), Marty Kloska (Sam Ash), Chris Insidioso (Sam Ash), Matt Kulinski (Sam Ash) and Nick Colionne at the Lombard store.
L to R: Cara Hogan (Epiphone), Marty Kloska (Sam Ash), Chris Insidioso (Sam Ash), Matt Kulinski (Sam Ash) and Nick Colionne at the Lombard store.

Sam Ash Buffalo Grove: Ken Dumelle (Sam Ash Sales Manager), Sam Davidson (Sam Ash GM), Cara Hogan (Epiphone), Nick Colionne, Marty Kloska (Sam Ash). Rich Casciato (Epiphone), Tim Bracken (Sam Ash Sales Associate), Greg Snider (Sam Ash Sales Associate.)
Sam Ash Buffalo Grove: Back Row L to R: Ken Dumelle (Sam Ash Sales Manager), Sam Davidson (Sam Ash GM), Cara Hogan (Epiphone), Nick Colionne, Marty Kloska (Sam Ash).
Front Row L to R: Rich Casciato (Epiphone), Tim Bracken (Sam Ash Sales Associate), Greg Snider (Sam Ash Sales Associate.)

Ed Malinowski plays for Nick
Nick welcomed young guitarist Ed Malinowski to the stage to play his guitar.

Nick, Cara, and Leo
L to R: Cara Hogan (Epiphone), Nick Colionne and Leo, a fan who attended each clinic. When Leo didn't win a guitar, he purchased one. Leo is the proud owner of several Epiphone guitars.

Nick and Winner Marcus Baloue
Thursday night winner Marcus Baloue (right) with his mother Sharon and Nick.

Joe Albergo - winner
Joe Albergo (left) was the lucky winner of an Epiphone Dot Studio on Friday night.

Photos: Paula Manayan