Edge, Adam and U2 each won prizes this week at the Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards in Hollywood.
Adam took away Best Bass Player - for the second year running - Edge won
Best Guitarist and U2, collectively, won Best Guitar Band.
Rock guitar pioneer Scotty Moore and legendary banjo great Earl Scruggs
received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award, the programme¹s
The nominations included over 50 artists in 10 categories that encompass
guitar-driven music genres of rock, blues, folk, country and jazz.
The annual Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards are traditionally presented on
the day before the Grammy Awards to recognize guitar players (and players of
related fretted instruments) for their artistic accomplishments and to honor
musicians who reflect the spirit of Orville H. Gibson (1856-1918) and his
belief in quality, innovation and tradition. Nominees and winners are voted
upon by members of the music media.
Winners of the 2002 Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards are:
Best Guitar Band
Best Rock Guitarist
The Edge (U2)
Best Acoustic Guitarist (Male)
Best Acoustic Guitarist (Female)
Best Country Guitarist (Male)
Best Country Guitarist (Female)
Best Blues Guitarist
Best Jazz Guitarist
Acoustic Alchemy -
Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale
Adam Clayton (U2)
Les Paul Horizon Award
(Most Promising Up and Coming Guitarist)
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